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 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.
@ITV This new quiz show “The Switch” is a bit of a yawner.
— Majerly_Annoyed (@Majerly_Annoyed) November 26, 2019
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.
— Manda Bell (@smoothieaddy) November 26, 2019
@ITV could the new game show The Switch be any more boring? The answer is NO!
— Claire EYFS Childminder 👶 (@Claire210909) November 26, 2019
@ITV 'The Switch' is rubbish. Can we have 'Tenable' back?
— Filthy the Dog (@filthy_dog) November 26, 2019
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.
— Ian Davison (@IanDavison6) November 25, 2019
— Eden Mox (@observingonly1) November 25, 2019
— Shaun Eley (@Eley01) November 25, 2019
The Switch continues on ITV every weekday afternoon at 3pm
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