Alan Carr to host Play Your Cards Right remake

Alan Carr is set to present a new version of Play Your Cards Right, following in the footsteps of the late, great Sir Bruce Forsyth. But will the quality level be higher or lower than other remakes of beloved gameshows?

We’ll just have to wait and watch to find out, of course. And it might take the show a while to make it to our screens: work is only beginning now on a pilot episode, so a televised run is a long way off and dependant on a lot of things.

Carr will shoot the pilot for ITV, moving away from his usual home on Channel 4. He’s not the first person to try and bring the show back, either: Vernon Kay shot a pilot in 2011, but it never made it to air.

In fact, this isn’t even Carr’s first attempt to reboot a Brucie favourite: back in 2017, he shot a pilot for a remake of The Price Is Right, but a full series was not forthcoming.

Perhaps we shouldn’t hold our breath yet, then, regarding whether or not Carr’s version of Play Your Cards Right will make it onto our TV sets as a full series.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

Chortle