Winning Combination got underway this afternoon and left ITV viewers divided, as some found it hilarious and others ‘baffling’.
The quiz show, which has replaced the Tenable repeats, features comedian Omid Djalili and sees contestants battling it out to win thousands.
What happens in new ITV quiz show Winning Combination?
Participants have to answer questions to make it through to a Battle Round, with those in the Battle Round then trying to win points while taking points away from their opponents.
Winners of the Battle Rounds get a place in the final round by adding the 1-9 number they begin with to a sequence of four slots.
Once four people have progressed to the final – having, together, added four numbers to the ‘combination’ – the four-digit number they have made becomes the prize pot.
At the end of the show, the remaining four players then work as a team to answer questions and win the prize, which they split between them.
As the first episode aired this afternoon, viewers were split.
What did ITV viewers say about Winning Combination?
Some called it “terrible” and said they didn’t like host Omid Djalili’s presenting style.
One said, replying to someone asking what it was like: “It’s terrible, the host doesn’t help.”
Another said, “This sucks” alongside a GIF that read, ‘Rubbish’.
Even though they were repeats, I can’t believe they replaced Tenable for this?
Someone else complained: “Questions are too easy #WinningCombination.”
A fourth said: “Another quiz show with a baffling concept and a washed up comedian with [bleep] jokes.
Others called for Tenable to return, with one writing: “#ITV bring Warrick [Davis] back! #tenable #winningcombination.”
“Even though they were repeats, I can’t believe they replaced #tenable for this?!” said another.
No it’s terrible the host doesn’t help
— michael laverton (@toonmadmike) November 16, 2020
— Steiny Weiny (@SteinyTweet) November 16, 2020
This looks dreadful. 👍#WinningCombination
— Prof. Guy Ashton (@prof_guy) November 16, 2020
— Ana Hernandez (@Ban_Ana_Smith) November 16, 2020
— Cymbal (@simons_tweet) November 16, 2020
Some viewers found Omid Djalili’s new show hilarious
However, not everyone felt that way, as a number of viewers praised host Omid and said they thought his new show was hilarious.
“No idea what’s going on but I love @omid9 Omid Djalili,” said one.
“Omid Djalili’s the funniest game show host I’ve seen in a lonnng time,” a second fan said.
“Did they dig up Bruce Forsyth and have him write the gags for this show?” asked another viewer. “Funniest thing I’ve seen in my life!”
“Really enjoying #WinningCombination on @ITV today!” someone else tweeted. “Welcome giggles to a lousy day! @omid9 is brilliant.”
— Kate (@k4ty_b) November 16, 2020
— Jen (@DeltaDelaney) November 16, 2020
— Crafty Goose (@hayleywildgoose) November 16, 2020
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