A FORMER Durham University student has been revealed among the first contestants to play in a brand new gameshow on Channel 4.

The channel will launch its daytime gameshow Moneybags, where players will fight for a share of £1m, on Monday (November 15).

The show, which will be hosted by Coronation Street star Craig Charles, will see contestants face a series of questions with the answers on moneybags.

The answers will then pass along a conveyor belt, before they are expected to grab the correct answer with the bag containing anything from £1,000 to £100,000.

The Northern Echo:

TV bosses have confirmed Rayan Rachedi, 24, will be taking part after qualifying as a solicitor at Durham University.

The series has been commissioned for an initial 30-part order of 60-minute programmes for Channel 4.

Host Craig Charles said: “I’ve always wanted to host a quizshow but this is the first one that’s felt perfect for me.

"With a million pounds at stake each week you never know what’s going to happen. I’m looking forward to having fun with our contestants as they make lifechanging decisions.”

Jo Street, Channel 4’s Head of Daytime and Features, added: “Moneybags is a really innovative format that will be injecting quick-fire quizzing and edge-of-your-seat tension into the afternoon schedule.”

Moneybags airs on weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4


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