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Simon Cowell will be the lead judge on ‘Walk the Line’ musical game show

The six-part series will premiere on ITV and its streaming service ITV Hub later in the year.

English television personality and music executive Simon Cowell will be the lead judge on the new musical game show ‘Walk the Line’.

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The six-part series will premiere on ITV and its streaming service ITV Hub later in the year. The game show will be offering musical variety acts a chance to win a life-changing prize pot. The show format is co-produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment.

During the series, musical acts will take to the stage to perform for the nation and a panel of judges headed up by Cowell. The top two performers of the evening will face a nail-biting decision in their bid to be crowned champion – they either ‘cash out’ with a tempting cash prize or walk the line and play on. Should they stay in and top the leaderboard, they will then progress to the next show, facing a different cast of performers. The longer the performers can stay in the contest, the bigger the prize pot.

ITV head of entertainment Katie Rawcliffe said:

The format Syco and Lifted Entertainment have created has all the makings of quintessential game show entertainment, but with a compelling twist thrown in each show. It’s great to be continuing our working relationship with Simon and I look forward to introducing this edge of your seat musical game show to viewers later in the year.

Speaking about the show, Simon Cowell said:

We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win. Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize. It’s the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats – real event TV.

 

Written by Ralph Okobz

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