RTÉ’s brand-new Sunday night quiz The Money List starts this weekend on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.
The Money List, presented by Baz Ashmawy, sees two teams of complete strangers challenged to fill in missing answers on a list. The more lists they complete, the more money they win. The lists can be about anything, from ‘Presidents of the USA’ to ‘Madonna Hit Singles’.
Presenter Baz Ashmawy said: “I can’t wait for viewers to see The Money List and meet the great contestants on the show. They are from all over the island of Ireland and from all walks of life from SNAs, doctors, finance managers, carpenters, students to retirees! Irish people love a quiz and over 1500 people applied to be a contestant on the show! Viewers won’t believe the stuff that Irish people know from James Bond movies to US states with a coastline. It was great craic making the show and amazing seeing teams winning money!”
The first team of the series are Angela from Mitchelstown in Cork who is a payroll specialist (and a big darts fan) and Stevie who works as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) from Clontarf in Dublin. Meeting on the show for the first time, they take on Noel, a carpenter from Ballyfermot in Dublin and Eric, a junior doctor from Glenealy in County Wicklow. One of these teams will get to play for the top prize of €15,000! The winning team will progress to take on new challengers Denis, a primary school teacher from Glendree in Clare and Emily, a project manager who lives in Galway.
On The Money List, when the list title is revealed, each team offers a bid on how many correct answers they think they can name. The teams play from inside soundproof pods, meaning their opponents can’t hear their game strategy or how many answers they might know. The team with the highest bid gets to play the list. If they successfully name the required number of correct answers, they win.
The first team to win two lists gets to play for €15,000. This time, every correct answer on the list is a step up the money ladder to that top cash prize. As the champions progress, they can bank their money or keep going, but one wrong answer will lose them everything. And as champions on The Money List, if they keep on winning, they can keep on earning until another team of contestants knocks them out.
The Money List starts on Sunday 1st October at 8pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.