After 23 series and more than 1,000 episodes, Pointless has shaken fans up by introducing a new round.
The Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman quiz show is switching things around slightly, and judging by the initial reaction, the changes have been divisive.
By now, you know the premise of Pointless: Teams of two are up against each other to come up with the most obscure answers to a variety of general knowledge questions which have also been presented to a survey of 100 people.
The aim is to get an answer none of the 100 people also put forward – aka, a pointless answer.
However, viewers watching the latest episode on September 7 were stunned to find a new round had been slipped in, giving players the chance to win more money.
Between the elimination rounds and the head to head, the remaining two teams were presented with six ‘Greek Islands’ – two were correct answers, two were incorrect answers, and two were pointless.
Should the teams pick a pointless answer, they add £250 to the final jackpot.
Makes perfect sense.
However, viewers at home weren’t immediately taken with the new format:
Personally, we’re all for it.
Since launching in 2009, Pointless has relentlessly kept millions entertained daily and racked up more than 1, 200 episodes.
So, really, it was time for a change.
Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.
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