Fronted by Claudia Winkleman, the 6 x 60-minute format invites a pair of contestants to answer just one question to win £100,000. The duo will be faced with twenty possible answers to a question - with the aim of the game to eliminate all the incorrect answers until only the right one remains. Harris ordered the series along with head of live events Tom Beck. Mike Benson and Bill Hobbins are executive producers from Chalkboard TV.
Speaking about taking on the hosting role and her love of toasted sandwiches, Winkleman said: “I am ridiculously excited about One Question. There’s no time limit, no buzzers, no complicated rules. A sofa, a chat, just one question that could win our players £100K. Not only that, we give them the answer. The tricky part is we give them 19 wrong answers too. I’ve bought a new black sweater and the studio has a toasted sandwich maker. I can’t wait.”
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, Channel 4 spoke about the show and what Claudia will bring to it: “We’re delighted to have Claudia fronting this nail-biting new prime-time game show on Channel 4. With her unmistakable charm and wit, we’ll really get to know each of the contestants as they strive towards a potentially life-changing jackpot.”
“One Question is another original primetime quiz format from Chalkboard and has all the universal themes for a breakout international hit. With Claudia’s infectious warmth and humour, we know she’ll make our contestants feel at ease, as they wrestle with this seemingly easy but actually devilishly difficult game,” added Chalkboard TV’s Mike Benson, who serves as Executive Producer.