Sean Moncrieff returns to TV as the host of TV3’s new game show Crossfire. The programme, which will be filmed in the TV3 Sony HD Studio in Ballymount, will bring to three the number of major productions from TV3 in 2014.
Other recent shows to come out of the TV3 Sony HD Studio include Keith Barry: Brain Hacker and The Lie hosted by Jonathan McCrea. The TV3 Sony HD Studio will also be home to a new current affairs programme The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne scheduled to air live from Wednesday March 5th.
Crossfire is a unique, fast-paced original format that sees four competitors go head-to-head in an attempt to force each other out of the game.
Each of the contestants undergo the pressure of three diverse rounds of general knowledge questioning, where they each compete to force each other out of the game, and ultimately attempt to win €2000. Competitors must get their answers correct in order to attack the opposition. The tension mounts as the rounds go by, with the winner staying on to the next show, all in the hope of potentially winning big if they can stay on avoid getting caught in the crossfire.
The new game show, which will hit Irish TV screens on Friday 28th March, will show 20 x 30 minute episodes, every Monday and Friday in a primetime 8pm slot. TV3 will also air four celebrity versions of the show which will see well-known names play for a charity of their choice. Celebrity categories will include a current affairs foursome as well as a sports foursome.
Crossfire host, Sean Moncrieff, said: “This is a game show I’d genuinely love to play and I know viewers will be at home shouting out the answers at the TV. We’ve just started filming and there’ll be three shows a day over two weeks so it’s pretty intense. The format of the game means contestants will be singled out from early on, which of course makes for great telly! Ultimately contestants must avoid getting caught in the crossfire, a very difficult task when the questions are being fired at them and the clock starts ticking!
Crossfire premieres on Friday 28th March 2014 at 8pm on TV3 and will broadcast weekly on TV3 every Monday and Friday at 8pm.