Lingo, the new game show fronted by GMB host Adil Ray, divided viewers as it launched this afternoon.
On Friday (January 1), ITV aired the first episode of the programme, which sees three pairs of contestants trying to work out words appearing in Lingo grids and ‘Puzzlewords’
What happens in the TV show Lingo?
Across three rounds, two pairs are eliminated to leave one duo, who then take on a nail-biting final round.
The show’s Lingo computer gives them the first letter of words of different lengths. If they correctly guess them, they bank cash and raise their potential winnings.
The end of the show means the final couple can win all the money they have banked so far – and even double their prize pot.
What did viewers think of ITV’s Lingo?
The programme divided viewers at home, with some calling it a “painfest”.
On Twitter, one viewer said: “@ITV my god, how did you think #lingo was a good idea? Absolutely dreadful.”
A second wrote: “New Year’s resolution. Never watch another episode of #Lingo.”
My god, how did you think Lingo was a good idea?
A third said: “Can we please have Tipping Point back to its normal slot as a reward for watching this painfest #lingo?”
“The best thing about Lingo is the end #lingo,” tweeted a fourth.
Others said they felt “traumatised”, or turned it off before it had finished.
New year's resolution. Never watch another eiposde of #Lingo
— Jon (@jonathanmuzik) January 1, 2021
— wooks7619 (@wooks7619) January 1, 2021
Can we please have Tipping Point back to it's normal slot as a reward for watching this painfest #lingo
— Fikile Dube (@SouthOfAfrica73) January 1, 2021
The best thing about Lingo is the end #lingo
— julia day (@juliaday123) January 1, 2021
Just turned on #lingo and gave up after a couple of minutes. What a terrible programme.
— Steve H (@grandadthegrey) January 1, 2021
‘Brilliant’ Lingo has viewers ‘shouting at their screens’
However, some loved the game show Lingo, as one tweeted: “@adilray #lingo had me shouting at my TV! Brilliant!”
Another wrote: “@adilray #lingo is looking like another great quiz addition to @ITV #teatimes! Nice one!”
— Ali Arn (@aliarnold06) January 1, 2021
— Trevor A. Broadbank @DjTrevUK (@djtrevuk) January 1, 2021
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