We're all socially distancing at the moment and people have started calling upon whoever they can for entertainment. Ellie Goulding treated us all to a live broadcast last week, Joe Wicks has set himself up as the nation's PE teacher, and now Michael Barrymore is bringing back Strike It Lucky - on Instagram Live.
With people looking to be cheered up, Barrymore had been approached by fans online, as one wrote on Twitter: "Hey Michael. We need some laughs during these times. How about a weekly online clip to take our minds off the virus. Reminding people of your talent."
Another added: "Yes come on," to which the 67-year-old comedian and presenter responded: "How about getting the old 'Strike It Lucky' Board game out. Set it up. Get the camera set up. I host it from home. You can all join in. I'll pick six couples. One to answer the questions. And one to call the moves. All on Instagram Live. Need a few days to sort. Ok?"
How about getting the old "Strike It Lucky" Board game out. Set it up. Get the camera set up. I host it from home. You can all join in . I'll pick six couples. One to answer the questions. And one to call the moves. All on Instagram Live. Need a few days to sort. Ok? X https://t.co/kztCEdGtSE
- Michael Barrymore (@MrBarrymore) March 22, 2020
We're in and so are many others. One encouraging fan wrote: "That's amazing Michael!! Yes please! Would be brilliant to see it all unfold! Hopefully it can become a regular thing and it'd be great to see you back in your element".
Another said: "I would pay to see this; I miss that show so bloody much," while a third commented: "I love this idea! I'm now going to have to panic buy a strike it lucky board game".
Strike It Lucky was a popular British television game that was broadcast during the 1980s and '90s.
Three teams of two competed to win cash and prizes. One member of each team stood at the podiums to answer questions, while the other moved along a path lined with 10 television monitors.
Each team had its own path, and the moving contestants started at the first monitor, needing a total of nine steps to reach the other end. The team in control was given a category and a list of six answers, and the answering contestant chose to play two, three or four questions.
If they answered all the questions correctly, their teammate gained the right to move one step ahead per question. An incorrect answer gave the next team in line a chance to steal control by answering the same question and any that followed it.
Can't wait to see this brought back.
If Strike It Lucky isn't your thing, you might want to join our community Facebook group which aims to bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/
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