BGT's Stephen Mulhern starts rivalry with GMB's Ben Shephard

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Stephen Mulhern has praised his show Rolling In It as the best gameshow on TV.

The ITV programme is back for its second series tonight, July 10, after a successful series last year.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, he said: "I believe this is, and I genuinely believe this, not going against the other shows that I present, Catchphrase and In For A Penny, but this is the best gameshow on TV.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Speaking about whether he has a rivalry with Ben Shephard over them both presenting coin-based shows, he added: "Well no because Rolling In It is the best. This is better than Tipping Point.

"Don't worry about that. We might have a rivalry now because Ben might text me and say 'What did you say that for?'

"I think Tipping Point is an amazing show, but Rolling In It is better."

The show features contestants being paired with a celebrity. The pairs have to roll coins down a moving conveyor belt to win various sums of money.

Stephen added how seriously the celebrities took the role, adding that new Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke turned "from Anton into the the Anti-Christ".

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"The reality is, there comes a point where the celebrity has to step up because the contestant has a chance to win money that they'd never be able to have in their bank.

"They can't mess about and that's what we saw."

"With the contestants and their partners, we had celebrities who wouldn't usually do gameshows, they wouldn't do shows outside of their own show, like James Martin for example.

"He openly said it was the first game show he'd ever been on, and he did it because he saw the excitement of series one.

"Little did he know, he's not here on a jolly day out to go 'good luck Debra, hope you do well,' he's there as a key role and he's responsible for losing someone £10,000 to £50,000 as the contestant themselves."

Rolling In It is on tonight, Saturday July 10 at 7pm.

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