Image copyright Reuters image caption Gary Lineker is an English television presenter and former footballer
Match of the day host Gary Lineker will present a new ITV game show titled Sitting on a Fortune, it was confirmed on Thursday.
The show will involve six players choosing where to position themselves in a row of seats in order to meet questions worth up to £ 100,000.
"Can't wait to see this ", ahe tweeted. "Think you'll love it.
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In in a statement, the former England footballer said: "I am absolutely delighted to host what I think and hope to be a show people will love.
" This is going to be full of tension with high stakes and tons of drama from start to finish - everything a great game show should be. I can't wait for viewers back home to experience the fun and excitement of Sitting On A Fortune. "
'Show courage '
The game will find the contestants position themselves in a row of seats, one behind the other. But only the player seated at the front of the line will be able to answer the questions and stay in the game for the jackpot.
Wrong answers will see them relegated to the end of the line.
Katie Rawcliffe, head of commissioning at ITV Entertainment, said she was "excited " to be working with Lineker, adding that the show was "all about players supporting each other and showing courage - something he knows all about ".
Lineker revealed at the end of last season that he is quitting his other job as the Football League coverage presenter. BT Sport champions.
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