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‘Red or Black?’ joins ‘The X-Factor’ for ITV’s Saturday night bonanza

Posted at 2:30 pm, September 3, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

Red or Black? launches on ITVTonight is an evening of TV not to be missed, as ITV launches 2 huge new shows alongside its most consistent smash. Flanking ‘The X-Factor’ (8.15pm), where the auditions process continues, we find ‘Red or Black?’ (7pm). The latest Cowell creation is an odd rehash of dimly remembered primetime staple ‘You Bet!’ and the most expensive gameshow ever to be made, we’re told. Is this a good thing? Watch and find out as 7,000 contestants are whittled down to 1 throughout the week by betting on whether or not a series of outlandish stunts (featuring the likes of Rory McIllroy and David Hasselhoff, below) come off. And after all that (9.45pm), Jonathan Ross steps out from under the BBC’s sword of Damocles and over to ITV, where Lewis Hamilton and Adele await a probing chat on his sofa. We’d give the night a 50/50 chance of pulling in the big numbers.

For info, see itv.com/redorblack. Read an exclusive interview with Jonathan Ross in this week’s issue of Time Out.

Red or Black? launches on ITV with David Hasslehoff

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