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'Wanna Bet?' Explained


'Wanna Bet?' Explained

Ant and Dec host ABC's game show 'Wanna Bet?'

Courtesy American Broadcasting Companies, Inc
Hosts: Ant and Dec
Executive Producers: Phil Gurin and Mark Jansen
Series Premiere: July 21 2008
Network: ABC
Airs On: Monday nights at 9pm Eastern
Prizes: Prize money is donated to charity


Wanna Bet? is based on a show from the UK, in which celebrity guests place wagers on whether or not a civilian contestant can accomplish a stunt or trick. Contestants are regular, everyday people who have unusual talents and abilities, and they perform their tricks in front of a studio audience. The celebrities also act as judges, and the winning celeb gets to donate his or her prize money to the charity of his or her choice.

Stunts and Tricks:

Some of the stunts performed on the show include:
  • Skiing over 2000 eggs without breaking them

  • Solving a Rubik's Cube in 20 seconds, while blindfolded and under water

  • Memorizing 32 audience member's first and last names in one minute

  • Stuffing a 20-piece marching band into a vehicle while they play a tune


Ant and Dec are well known hosts in the UK, and Wanna Bet? marks their debut in America. They have hosted everything from reality series' I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and Britain's Got Talent to Ant and Dec's Game Show Marathon to The BRIT Awards.

Award winners themselves, Ant and Dec were recently asked to interview Princes Charles, Andrew, and Harry for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Prince's Trust.


Some of the celebrity panel members include actor Corbin Bernsen, Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron and season two winner Drew Lachey, football great Jerry Rice, comedian Bill Engvall, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, and figure skater Scott Hamilton.

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