Gift Wrapped comes to ITV

15th August 2014

Real-life couples being asked questions by a real-life couple. It has never been done before on British television but we hope it is the start of a beautiful relationship between Ruth and I and Gift Wrapped.

Starting on Monday August 18th for a daily two week run at 5pm, Gift Wrapped is a new ITV quiz show where engaged couples can win their own gifts. Not gifts that the programme has selected, but gifts from their own Wedding Lists. Of course there will be microwaves, casserole dishes, canteens of cutlery…. the normal requests on most Wedding Lists, but standby for the quirky and downright strange – from life jackets to Totem Poles! As I say, the contestants were in charge of the lists.

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We could have recorded a whole programme on the stories behind the gifts alone, but there had to be some general knowledge questions in there somewhere. The aim of the game is to unwrap a gift from your Wedding List and then get through to the final round where the couples then have the chance to win everything they have Unwrapped. And as if that wasn’t enough, we give them the opportunity to win a 5 Star, 7 day Honeymoon on top.

The Wedding List gives us the theme for the programme which is based on completing Lists – what’s left out, what comes next, what’s the right sequence and for the final round ‘Here is a List’ – what was the question?

Ruth and I had a blast recording the show and meeting some very loved-up couples, some experiencing love for the first time, some had been around the block a few times, some idealistic, some more realistic – but every couple in that studio had a day to remember – including the Hosts.

Gift Wrapped starts Monday 18th August, 5pm on ITV. 

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Gift Wrapped comes to ITV