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Wednesday, 15 May, 2002, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
New look Lotto show revealed
Dale Winton
Producers said Dale Winton will show his tough side
Television viewers will get their first glimpse of the National Lottery show's new look when Dale Winton presents Wednesday's draw.

The BBC One show has undergone an overhaul to tie in with the Lottery's change of name to the Lotto.

Wednesday's draw will be the first to be presented from the new, brightly-coloured set, with a new game show replacing the National Lottery Jet Set on Saturday.

National Lottery Jet Set, with Eamonn Holmes
In It To Win It will replace National Lottery Jet Set
The new quiz, called In It To Win It, will see five contestants battle to win up to 100,000.

Producers have promised that viewers will see a new, tougher side to Winton, who has made his name by being camp and enthusiastic.

The new quiz will be more tense than the previous National Lottery game show, producers have said.

It was created by the team behind other hit game shows including The Weakest Link and Friends Like These.

In It To Win It will see the five contestants answer questions worth 5,000 each.


The fact that contestants jump in and out of the game quickly, and that the winners and losers only emerge at the last minute, will make it more exciting, producers say.

The chief executive of Camelot, who run the draw, has described the National Lottery's overall image as "boring" and ordered a relaunch to revive interest.

The move was designed to stem the 500m decline in ticket sales over the past four years that has led to a fall in profits and less money available for good causes.

Comedian Billy Connolly is fronting an advertising campaign to promote the new Lotto name, which will take over from the National Lottery from Saturday, 18 May.

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