Moneybags season 2: Channel 4 release date, who is host?

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Channel 4 game show Moneybags returns for a second series, kicking off with five celebrity specials

The show consists of five rounds in which contestants engage in head-to-head cashbiulders before a finalist can attempt to take home the money earned during the game.

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Craig Charles hosts Moneybags Season 2

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How does Moneybags work?

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Each Moneybags game takes place over a week, with ten participants featured at the start of each week.

£1 million is then divided into 100 bags of money with values ​​between £1,000 and £100,000 in each bag.

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20 pouches will be randomly selected each day, with those pouches not being in play for the rest of the week.

The first three rounds are head-to-head – two contestants are chosen to play and stand next to a conveyor belt where the moneybags will sail past.

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A category is announced, and each bad money has a different answer to it. Players each choose a bag they believe contains the correct answer

The contestant who chooses the correct answer will have the cash value of their purse added to their balance – while incorrect answers will result in the contestant being eliminated from the next round.

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The value of bags not taken is discarded, potentially costing players hundreds of thousands of pounds.

There are 30 episodes of Moneybags in Season 2

Some money bags are special – these are steal, giveaway and bankruptcy bags.

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If a contestant picks a stolen witch and has the correct answer, they can take the highest value bag won by their opponent.

If a competitor selects a giveaway bag and guesses the wrong answer, they must pass the highest value bag they won to their opponent.

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And if a contestant takes a bankrupt bag and has the wrong answer, their bank resets to zero.

At the end of the five rounds, the contestant with the most account advances to the next level while the other contestant is eliminated and left with nothing.

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The next round is the tripleheader – the winners of the three head-to-head races compete for another five rounds of the conveyor belt using the same rules as before.

The winner of the triple header advances to the final where he can win whatever he won on his bench.

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You will be given a different category and two bags will come down the conveyor – one is a correct answer and the other is wrong. If you guess right, you win 10% of your bank, if wrong, you walk away with nothing.

This is repeated 3 more times, increasing the win value to 20%, 50% and 100%. After the first round, they have the option to let both sacks pass, ending the game and taking home the percentage won up to that point.

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Who is Craig Charles?

Craig Charles is a TV presenter, actor and comedian – best known for playing Coronation Street cab driver Lloyd Mullaney and Dave Lister on the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf in over 900 episodes.

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Charles has also presented Robot Wars, Takeshi’s Castle, The Gadget Show and Weapons of Mass Distraction.

He came on board to present Moneybags for season one and has returned for season two.

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Charles has appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Chase.

Who are the celebrity guests?

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Celebrities hoping to raise a fortune for charity include: Actress

  • Catherine Tyldesley – Coronation Street actress
  • Greg Rutherford – Olympic long jumper
  • Claire Richards – Steps singer
  • Nina Wadia – comedian and actress
  • Tom Read Wilson – Celebs Go Dating Star
  • Kate Robbins – Impressionist
  • Dane Baptiste – comedian
  • Natasha Hamilton – Atomic Kitten singer
  • Toyah Willcox – Musician and actress
  • Mr Motivator – Fitness Legend

When is Moneybags Season 2 on TV?

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Moneybags Season 2 will air on Channel 4 from Monday 15 August at 5pm with a series of celebrity specials.

The remainder of the celebrity specials will air at the same time each night through Friday, August 19.

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The remaining episodes of the series will feature regular contestants and will also air weekdays at 5 p.m.

There are 30 episodes in the second season that will air over the next six weeks.

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Episodes can be viewed on All 4 shortly after they first air.

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