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Davao

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:50 pm    Author: Davao    Post subject: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?

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I am going to try and create some discussion.

If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?

I always thought Jimmy Carr could be a good host? I find him funny, and I think he could be quite good when it comes to the serious stuff as well.


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Power5

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:41 pm    Author: Power5    Post subject: Re: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?
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It’s difficult to come up with an obvious name... but I would welcome it back now it’s had a number of years’ break. If Noel wouldn’t do it again (though there’s older presenters than him on TV!) it would be different, but Countdown’s on its sixth full-time host, Millionaire’s relaunched with a change in the chair etc. so it could definitely work. Would have been great lockdown TV, though maybe impractical to film under the circumstances!

Whoever it might be, I’d like to see a “back to basics” 2005-06 type approach, with plenty of involvement from the waiting contestants and very few gameplay gimmicks. Saw a thread lower down suggesting that the budget might be too much for daytime TV these days, without the mid ‘00s viewing figures, which is a fair point.

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psychokiller

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:40 pm    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?
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It'll never truly come back in a 'proper' form, it's not fondly recalled enough. Harsh truth. There was demand and £££ in Millionaire and Weakest Link returning It'd return in the same way Bullseye returned with Dave Spikey hosting it, I.E full to the brim with self referential acknowledgement at the show's cringetastic infamy and gimmicks. It'd be little more than a pastiche that wouldn't retain any sense of the intensity the original 2005-2006 (2007 if we're being kind) run had. And that would be the case *even if* Noel returned, which he wouldn't. It would actually be quite sh*t, Noel in full on 'acting' mode as himself.

As for the budget, even back in the heyday it was given a very helpful nudge along by that LTL 'blue boxes' thing. The show would still have broken even, but it was a juicy little side asset and its absence in the 2008+ era is keenly felt by the lack of offer generosity.


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Matthew

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:05 pm    Author: Matthew    Post subject: Re: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?

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Agreed with Power5, Millionaire took a break for 4 years and it's come back very fresh indeed! Think it's time for DOND to do the same too! But if Noel decided not to return as host, Jimmy Carr would be very good Davao! There'd certainly be no shortage of humour with him in charge! I was thinking maybe Phillip Schofield? He's certainly no stranger to shows with a lot of tension involved (i.e The Cube) and he would no doubt have a lot of great banter with the contestants! Another name I thought of, and I know this name sounds so unlikely because he's a singer and therefore he has no experience of TV presenting at all, but for some odd reason One Direction's Louis Tomlinson just sprung to my mind. I know you'll all ask WHY? but I can actually just picture him for some reason really making a good fist of it. Besides, there's no doubt he'd definitely really want all the players to do well! (Not to mention there would be the odd cuddle or two involved as well!) Then again, Clarkson certainly sounded like the most unlikely replacement for Tarrant on WWTBAM? but 3 years on he's really doing a good job of it, so there's no reason why Tomlinson wouldn't do a good job on DOND. I'm sure he could also be very firm and serious indeed when it gets down to 5 or 8-box with a lot of the reds still left on the board.

Agreed also with Power5 on the show going back to how it used to be, The Banker actually making fair offers and not dumbing them down to force the players on, more focus on the game, less gameplay gimmicks, no Box 23, no Offer Button etc. Just back to how it was played that got 2-4 Million people watching C4 on the edge of their seats. Also, when the 1p is revealed can we PLEASE not have the contestant do the compulsory kiss or arms slung over the shoulders dance with the person who revealed it? Don't know why they insisted the need for that to happen but if DOND does come back, don't do it again! And finally, would love to see the Viewer's Competition return. (the one with the blue boxes) Does anyone know why said competition was taken off air in the first place?


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psychokiller

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:27 am    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?
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Matthew wrote:
And finally, would love to see the Viewer's Competition return. (the one with the blue boxes) Does anyone know why said competition was taken off air in the first place?


From memory, I think ITV landed in serious swill from actual rigged phone-in competitions. The loss of DOND's version was just a result of a clean sweep across the channels to banish all phone-ins. There was one complaint that it was similarly 'rigged' cos the amount to win was already pre-determined by virtue of the show being pre-recorded, but how that made it fixed is a serious reach of damnation.

There was a funny two week period where the 'Blue Box Opening' didn't take place at the end of the episode, but was *very* clumsily spliced at the end of an advert break (so you KNEW what you were phoning in to win) because obviously the recording of this segment took place when it usually did - after the game had finished. This would almost always give away the result of the game itself, Noel's body language and cadence coupled with whatever faces the audience were wearing would be more than enough to denote a GOOD result or a BAD result.

Eventually, after some insanely convoluted alternate method (postal votes??) they just scrapped the whole lot. Think Noel's on record for stating that he hated the competition for cutting through the atmosphere and he probably had a point there.


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Matthew

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:36 pm    Author: Matthew    Post subject: Re: If DOND did come back who would you like to host it?

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Ahh right OK thanks for that :smt023


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