ITV has commissioned two new series of entertainment quiz show the 1% Club.

Produced by Magnum Media for ITV, the show, whose third series is currently on air on Saturday nights on ITV1, will return for a fourth and a fifth run, with each new series also including a Christmas special.

Presented by comedian Lee Mack, The 1% Club’s current series is ITV’s second biggest entertainment series of the year, behind Saturday Night Takeaway and the format has been sold to 10 territories across the world.

Lee said: “Well let’s be honest, the fact that I haven’t accidentally given a hundred grand to the wrong person or read out the answer instead of the question is as much a surprise to me as it is to everyone else. So I’m delighted that ITV are risking me steering this ship once again! Can’t wait to discover more of the nation’s brainboxes.”

The 1% Club is commissioned for ITV by Satmohan Panesar, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.

In a joint statement, Murphy and Panesar said: “For a show that requires brains… the decision to recommission this multi award-winning, ratings-busting juggernaut, presented by one of Britain’s funniest and most engaging comedians, was actually a no brainer.”

The show was created by Executive Producers Dean Nabarro and Andy Auerbach.

Dean said: “We couldn’t be happier that ITV are commissioning two more series in one go. It’s like getting the 1% question right and still having your Pass.”

Jon Creamer

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