ITV commissions second series of hit game show for dock10

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by David Prior

ITV has commissioned a second series of game show Lingo, to be filmed at dock10 studios in MediaCityUK.

Adil Ray OBE returns to host 60 x 60’ episodes of the fast-paced word play game, which is produced by Objective Media Group Entertainment.

In its first full week on air, Lingo averaged 1.9 million viewers and a 20.8% share, making it the best launch of a game show in the 3pm time slot since 2002.

Ray said: "It has been a r_ _ l pleasure to b_ _ _ g so much joy, shouting at the t_ _ _y and h_ _ eschooling, to so many millions. Thank you to everyone for watching and to all the L_ _ _o crew for being brilliant."

Lingo is already a successful format globally, having notched up more than 500 episodes in the US and airing for almost three decades in France and the Netherlands.

It was re-commissioned by ITV Head of Entertainment Katie Rawcliffe and ITV Commissioning Editor Lara Akeju. The executive producers are Andrew Cartmell, Ed de Burgh and Ben Shephard for OMG Entertainment and Pam Cavannagh for OMG North.

dock10 is also the home of The Voice, Blue Peter and Match of the Day.

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