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BBC Worldwide, FreemantleMedia bring ‘You’re Back in the Room’ to Australia

MUMBAI: Channel Nine has commissioned BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) for a local version of ‘You’re Back in the Room’, the UK format from production company Tuesday’s Child.

Announced as part of Nine’s 2016 programming line-up, ‘You’re Back In The Room’ is a comedy game show with a unique twist. A team of five strangers take on a series of apparently simple challenges, but all is not as it seems, as each of the contestants has been hypnotised. Seemingly straightforward tasks will get much harder as their hypnotic triggers cause them to unwittingly sabotage their chances of winning, with hilarious consequences.

How well the contestants overcome their hypnotic hindrances will determine the cash prize they walk away with.

This is the fourth commission to be produced by FMA as part of the multi-year deal between BBC Worldwide ANZ and FMA to produce general entertainment formats for the Australian market. FMA also produces ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for Seven, the original format ‘Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne’ for SBS and ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’ currently broadcasting on Foxtel’s LifeStyle Food channel.

Following its successful UK debut on primetime ITV, the Tuesday’s Child format has also been commissioned by French Network W9 and the Netherlands’ RTL. It has already been commissioned by ITV for a second series.

BBC Worldwide ANZ head of business development Helen Pendlebury said, “Our partnership with FMA continues to deliver quality TV production commissions, strengthening our portfolio in Australia. ‘You’re Back in the Room’ is perfect entertainment for all the family and we’re delighted to be bringing this unique and exciting format to Australian audiences.”

FremantleMedia Australia director of television Jonathon Summerhayes said, “ ‘You’re Back In The Room’ is so innovative, so engaging. Australian audiences are in for a real treat when it launches next year on Nine.”

Tuesday’s Child CEO Karen Smith said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Channel Nine and can’t wait to see the contestants going under Down Under.”