Ian Wright’s ITV gameshow Moneyball postponed due to technical issues

I'm A Celebrity star Ian Wright's new ITV gameshow Moneyball has been put on pause after technical blunder ruined filming.

Bosses reportedly decided to postpone filming after a cannon failed to fire during the filming of the first episode.

The technical issue is said to have happened on more than occasion during rehearsals as well.

A source told The Sun: "Moneyball’s cannon ended up being the biggest TV blunder in ages.

“The point of the show is that it fires cannonballs which ultimately helps players win or lose big sums of cash.

“But the cannon has never fired during rehearsals or on the first proper show.

“Ian is an absolute pro and managed to fill time while the production team tried to sort out what was happening – but ultimately the filming that day had to be cancelled.

“Everyone hopes they can get the cannon working at some point and filming can resume."

A spokesperson for ITV said: "Following a technical issue, a decision was made to postpone filming for Moneyball.

"Ian and the team are looking forward to resuming filming later this year, hopefully with a studio audience in attendance."

Moneyball was announced in February and the football pundit was excited to be part of his very first game show.

The synopsis of the show read: "Moneyball is an exciting prime time game show where the difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rests entirely on the bounce of a ball.

"Navigating their way through a series of questions, contestants can accumulate large sums of money for every correct answer. But as the cash up for grabs continues to climb, so does the pressure, leaving both players and viewers in suspense.

"The chance of losing it all looms large, and players may consider an early exit with the prize fund. But in a unique game show twist, they have to take one final shot, which could see them forced back into the game or leaving with their hard earned cash."

Speaking about the show last month, Ian said: "Look who’s got a brand new game show!

"From the moment ITV got in touch with the idea, I was hooked and there was no way I could’ve said no to Moneyball.

"It’s exhilarating, fun, dramatic, everything you want from a game show.

"Even though I know I’ll want everyone to win the money and even though I know I’ll be in bits when they lose, I can't wait for everyone at home to experience the real drama of Moneyball."

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Ian gained millions of new fans after appearing on reality show I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! back in 2019.

He was the fifth famous face to be sent packing from the Australia jungle.

Speaking about his exit with Ant McAprtlin and Dec Donnelly, Ian said: ""I feel it's time, it's becoming more and more difficult to focus on being positive.

"I can't express enough how incredible the people are that I was in there with."

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