It’s the news quiz where you can betray your way to the top. Premiering Wednesday 23 June at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview, Win the Week is set to test loyalties, betray celebs and make champions out of everyday punters.
Quiz master Alex Lee (The Checkout, The Feed) will fire off questions to three teams – covering everything and anything that made the news that week. From world events to political scandals, sporting dramas to social media blowups – nothing will be off limits.
Each week three celebrities pair off with an everyday Aussie, who is also the designated Team Captain. They must work together to win. However, at the end of each round teammate loyalties will be tested with the dramatic “Stay or Betray” choice. The losing Team Captain must decide to either stick with their celeb or swap to a different celeb from another team in their quest to “Win the Week” (and get a prize that will be disappointing even by ABC standards).
Celebrities taking on the challenge this series include Andrew Denton, Zoe Coombs-Marr and Annabelle Crabb. Craig Reucassel (War on Waste, the Chaser) will feature every week on the condition it is a “not-too-hard quiz”.
Filmed weekly in front of a live studio audience the pressure will be dialed up to 100 as our celebs seek to prove their worth, talk themselves out of being betrayed or beg not to be discarded. Egos might be dented but champions will be made.
Nick Hayden, ABC head of entertainment, says: “We’re thrilled to have Alex Lee back on ABC screens. Craig on the other hand, sleeps in the building, I think. One day he just wandered onto the Win The Week set so we left him there. Win The Week will be a fantastic addition to our Wednesday night lineup and our “whenever you feel like it” line up on iview.”
Win The Week airs on Wednesday nights at 8pm from Wednesday 23 June on ABC TV and ABC iview.