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Thursday 12th December 2019

Viewers left unimpressed by 'boring' new ITV quiz show The Switch

Not the best start

Viewers of ITV's new daytime quiz show, The Switch, were left unimpressed after the first two episodes.

The show, hosted by Sanjeev Bhaskar, was described as a cross between Tipping Point and Cash Trapped, and started on the channel yesterday (25.11.19).

But initial reaction wasn't great.

The Switch made its debut yesterday (Credit: ITV)

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The show, on every weekday afternoon, gives contestants a chance to bank as much money as they can individually in the ‘Easy Money’ clue-based round.

Every correct answer is worth cash (round one £100, round two £200, round three £300) and they each have just 45 seconds to add to their money pots.

The three ‘Easy Money’ rounds alternate with ‘Switch’ rounds, where they’re given the chance to ‘stick or switch’ question categories.

By the final ‘Switch’ round, only two contestants are left competing, with just one right and one wrong answer.

If a contestant is ‘switched out’ in the deciding third category question these lose, leaving the opponent to move victoriously to the final.

Viewers soon took to Twitter to share their opinions on the show.

One said: "This new quiz show The Switch is a bit of a yawner."

"What a pile of utter [bleep] that new gameshow The Switch is... surely you can come up with something better than that," another wrote.

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And still the negative reviews kept coming in.

Another unimpressed viewer said: "Could the new game show The Switch be any more boring? The answer is NO!"

Others loved it.

The Switch continues on ITV every weekday afternoon at 3pm

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