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Going for Gold back on TV screens

Henry Kelly on Going for Gold
Henry Kelly fronted the show from 1986-1996

Classic quiz show Going for Gold is to be revived by TV network Five.

John Suchet will replace former host Henry Kelly, who fronted the show during its 10-year run on BBC One.

Contestants from Europe will no longer take part in the show, but original rounds - beat the buzzer, four-in-a-row and head to head - will remain.

The series will air from 13 October, and is expected to fill the gap left by afternoon quiz Brainteaser - axed after last year's phone-in scandal.

The hour-long quiz will air each weekday at 1245.

"After years of reading the news, this will be the first time I've hosted a quiz show so it's a brand new challenge," said Suchet.

Interactive winner

"It is a much loved and fondly remembered quiz show and to have someone of John's experience to front the series will only add to its already iconic status," added Five's Ben Gale.

Original host Kelly now hosts a daily show on BBC Radio Berkshire.

The live general knowledge show - which gained cult status in the 1990s - features four studio contestants who will compete to become the daily champion and win a cash prize.

The winner is then given the opportunity to return the following day to defend their title.

An additional 10-minute show, Going for Gold Extra, will pit the daily champion against an interactive player.

Viewers enter the competition during the main show by ringing a premium rate phone line or by registering online to get a free-phone number.




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