Davina McCall has revealed why Channel 4 decided to bring back The £100k Drop.
The show, which started life as The Million Pound Drop in 2010, became a ratings hit, running for twelve series’.
However, the show then vanished from the channel, later returning as The £100k Drop.
And, according to Davina, it was all to prevent its studio set from being scrapped.
Production company Endemol Shine informed Channel 4 that the Drop set was facing the scrapheap after years in storage, so channel bosses changed their mind and brought it back!
“They were just about to chuck the set and they thought they’d go back and ask Channel 4 one last time if they wanted to bring it back,” Davina told Huffington Post UK.
“Channel 4 had a think about it and they said yes, but would put it in daytime with a lower prize fund.”
“The set got dusted off, which was amazing. Usually with daytime, you can’t afford an expensive set with all the lasers and stuff.
“We still had it all. So for a daytime show, it looks really classy with all the bells and whistles.”
The new series of The £100k Drop continues every weekday at 4.00pm on Channel 4, and 7.00pm on 4Seven.