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Bank Robbery Reality Show The Heist Is Returning For A Second Season

Bank Robbery Reality Show The Heist Is Returning For A Second Season

The Heist, a reality show that sees a gang of would-be bank robbers attempt to evade the clutches of a crack team of detectives in order to win a share of £1 million ($1.3m), is to return to Sky One and Now TV this week.

In case you're not aware of the show, the premise is pretty simple. A gang of wannabe thieves rob a bank and get away with a million quid.

Then the hard work really begins - they've got to evade capture for nearly three weeks without getting caught by a team of super sleuths determined to bring them to justice.

Credit: Shine TV
Credit: Shine TV
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The Sky One synopsis for the show reads: "In the historic market town of Alnwick, nestled in the heart of historic Northumberland, nine ordinary upstanding members of the local community are planning an audacious Hatton Garden style bank job to steal one million pounds.

"If they can successfully steal the cash, and keep it hidden for 20 days, it's theirs to keep.

"But as news of the crime sweeps the town, Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill and Detective Superintendent Ray Howard lead a formidable team of Britain's best detectives, who will stop at nothing to track down, charge the thieves and recover the money."

Sounds interesting, right?

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Well, they've certainly upped the ante since the first season, including doubling the amount on offer for successful contestants.

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Last series, the 10 contestants from Thirsk were battling for a share of £250,000 ($326,000). Now it's a share of a cool million.

The folks at Shine TV, who created the show for Sky, have also brought us shows like Hunted and The Island, so they've got previous for this kind of caper.

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When the second series was announced, Sky's commissioning editor of entertainment, Shirley Jones, said: "I am so thrilled that The Heist is returning. It was a great show made by a brilliant team, which in turn became a huge hit with viewers.

"So many people thought they could do better than the thieves and easily outwit the detectives, so we're throwing down the gauntlet and calling for the local people of Northumberland to join in for round two in this battle of cops versus robbers."

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Matt Bennett, senior executive producer for Shine TV, also said: "We're delighted to be making The Heist again for Sky One.

"This deliciously mischievous series will once again ask inventive, ordinary folk to plan and commit the perfect heist and runaway with the proceeds of their crime, which they must keep hidden from our team of detectives.

"On the one hand, The Heist unashamedly appeals to the uniquely British love of a good detective story, yet on the other, it revels in the dramatic twists and turns of a criminal caper, full of rich personalities and good humour".

Every episode of series two of The Heist will be available on Sky and Now TV on 6 February 2020.

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]