The British public will do ANYTHING for money

About In For A Penny

Hosted by the Unbelievable Stephen Mulhern, In For A Penny is an on-the-street-game show, where members of the public up and down the UK take part in (or more likely are roped into) a series of different, hilarious, and usually very messy games, right on the streets of their hometown, to win cash prizes. Whether it’s trying to fill a car with petrol with an exact amount, rolling toilet rolls in a supermarket, guessing if someone with a towel on their head has hair or not, watching kettles boil, or dunking your face in a bowl of gravy, there are very few things Stephen won’t make the contestants do to embarrass themselves in the name of entertainment. Ultimately though, In For A Penny is a wonderful celebration of the great British public and a hilarious, feel-good, and unique TV show that rewards everyone who takes part and who watches it as well.

In For A Penny started life as a segment on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, but after proving a huge hit with viewers, and after a relentless and at times bordering on shameless on-air campaign by host Stephen Mulhern to give it its own series, ITV bosses finally relented. However after 6 hugely successful series, Stephen was ultimately proved right. In For A Penny was developed and created as a co-production between Lifted Entertainment and Mitre Studios.


About Series 5

Stephen Mulhern once again hit the road to take his sparkly golden jacket, podium and ridiculous(ly entertaining) games to the people of the UK for Series 5 of everyone’s favourite on-the-street game show, In For A Penny. This time it was the people of Edinburgh, Lincoln, Hull, Liverpool, Brighton, Cardiff & Eastbourne who were in with a chance of winning cash prizes by playing both familiar and brand new games.

New to this series was Left Hanging, where Stephen takes people’s phones, randomly selects someone…ANYONE… from their contacts and gives them 5 rings to pick up, always with hilarious results. Boiling Point is a fast paced, energetic, high stakes game of….watching kettles boil, and Poundsa tests people’s abilities to build towers of pound coins. As well as that was the usual mix of precise petrol pumping in Pump It Up, hair guessing in Hair Or No Hair, ice cream catching in Gelato Fun, suitcase unpacking in Weigh To Go plus a whole host of quintessentially British folk mayking total fools of themselves to try and win £1k in another cracking series of In For A Penny.

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