ITV The Fortune Hotel viewers all issue same complaint minutes into new show

Stephen Mangan
The show is hosted by Stephen Mangan -Credit:(Image: ITV)

As the first episode of ITV's latest entertainment series The Fortune Hotel hit the screens, viewers were quick to lodge a unified complaint mere minutes into the show.

The new programme, which is hosted by Stephen Mangan, presented contestants with ten briefcases on arrival at The Fortune Hotel as they awaited to see their fate.

One held an attractive £25,000, eight were hollow, and one contained the Early Checkout Card, signifying an imminent exit for the unfortunate pair holding it at each episode's conclusion.

Throughout the series, the Express reports challengers participate in various tasks, keeping viewers informed about the carriers of each briefcase.

Every episode culminates in the participants heading to the Lady Luck Bar, where they deliberate keeping or swapping their case, all for the chance to win the significant money prize.

Viewers all had the same complaint -Credit:ITV

Viewers flocked to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the new show, drawing comparisons to the successful BBC One series The Traitors.

One user lamented: "This is going to be some s**t attempt at a rival to the Traitors isn't it? #thefortunehotel." Another social media user said: "#TheFortuneHotel Pre-shooting production meeting:Right! So how can we copy #TheTraitors without being obviously The Traitors?"

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Somebody else penned: "So #thefortunehotel is Coach Trip, The Mole and Traitors all rolled into one." Yet another ITV viewer wrote: "We did say this would be like Deal Or No Deal and The Traitors, didn’t we? #TheFortuneHotel."

A fifth said: "Is this just the same as BBC’s The Traitors #TheFortuneHotel."

The Fortune Hotel kicked off on Monday, May 13 on ITV 1 and ITV X at 9pm. There will be eight 60-minute episodes in total. The following episodes will be shown on consecutive nights in the same time slot.

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