Lee Mack is host of ITV’s latest game show The 1% Club but viewers say the quiz needs more fan engagement
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ITV viewers got to see the new game show The 1% Club on Saturday night, which is regularly hosted by Lee Mack on I’ll I Lie To You.
This quiz is for those who have seen movies like The Chase and Tipping Point and fear that their general knowledge will never be enough to compete.
Instead, the rule of logic and common sense in this show, created a £100,000 question that only one per cent of the public managed to answer correctly.
Each of the 100 contestants started with £1,000 in prize money and was asked a series of questions to which an increasingly smaller percentage of the public knew the answers.
If the contestants get the answer wrong, they’ll be disqualified and their cash will be transferred to a pool which is then divided among the one percent of people who answered the final question correctly.
Those who answer all 12 questions correctly will win up to £100,000.
ITV viewers giggled at Lee’s praise towards the contestants as they fell to the curb, with one labeling him “great for quick quips” on Twitter while another Fellow fan wrote: “Lee Mack is the perfect guy for this…. absolutely perfect for a gameshow.”
However, some viewers suggested that the show could benefit from changing the format to be more interactive with people at home.
One eager fan tweeted: “Get this live, add an app to watch folk play and you’ll have the best quiz format since Millionaire.”
Another social media user posted: “However, ITV needs to make it a live show and make it a show so we can all play together at home with stats updates and the like!”
Another user tweeted: “Need a ‘play at home’ option. Otherwise, just seeing people get the easy questions wrong would be a bit boring.”
Another tweeted: “ITV needs to create this interaction so we can play at home. Like 5 golden rings did”.
Presenter Lee believes it’s perfect for people like him, who get frustrated by the lack of general knowledge and enjoy shouting answers on the television.
He said: “Great contestants, lots of cash to win, and guaranteed to be ‘I can’t believe I couldn’t do it with you!’ moments to cause disputes in the family – I love it. ”
He continued: “I like tough puzzles. I watched the College Challenge and knew that with any luck I would get a few questions correct and I’m happy with that because when you get it right you feel great.
“That’s what I really like about The 1% Club. The producers shared a few questions with me, and if I could get it right, I probably wouldn’t have made the show. But I quickly realized if someone got it right, they were a proper brain box.
“Most multiple choice questions use a traditional, general knowledge type question.
“You may or may not know them immediately. But the good thing about the 1% Club is the logic questions. If you don’t know immediately and your brain is fast enough, you can try to solve in 30 seconds you have to answer.
“Intelligence and knowledge can be completely different things – uneducated people can have high IQs and this is based on logic rather than just memorizing facts. I won’t lie, I’ve gone through the entire series without hitting 1%. The best I did was a 5% question.
The 1% Club airs on ITV Saturdays at 8:30pm.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/itv-viewers-howling-lee-mack-26677268 ITV audience screamed at the game show Lee Mack but suggested changing the format to avoid 'boring'