Finding fresh content in the competitive arena of British TV is increasingly challenging, particularly in recent lockdowns. Movies shown over and over are wearing thin and there are only so many Scandi thrillers viewers can keep up with at any one time.
As audiences cry out for fresh reality TV concepts, the ones that deliver the ratings always seem to involve that social proximity element for maximum popularity.
With sponsorship from Harland and Wolff, Channel 4 is piloting a new show. It’s a knockout competition where contestants join together steel plates with one hand tied behind their backs.