The show will give a whole new meaning to the adage “time is gold” where no effort is too small and every fraction of a second counts. It also encourages players to work hard and practice at home using everyday materials such as pencils, eggs, ping pong balls, and cards for a shot to change their lives.
Studio players only need to complete ten challenges, each under one minute, to bring home the whopping P1 million cash prize.
Host Luis Manzano is excited for his new role in the show to encourage players who are under a lot of pressure.
“The biggest challenge is backing up the player. I’ll stand by the player as much as possible. Sometimes players lose the heart to continue so I have to look for ways to build up their confidence to make them get on with the game and earn more money,” he said.
He also added, “In ‘Deal or No Deal,’ I try to be neutral between the Banker and the player. In ‘Pilipinas Got Talent,’ I serve as the contestant’s kabarkada. In ‘Minute to Win It,’ I’m a cheerer.”
Playing in the game show’s pilot episode is comedy concert queen AiAi delas Alas. Some of the games she will have to complete include running a piece of thread through the eyes of ten needles using one hand and knocking over four soda cans using a yo-yo strapped to the back of her waist. Will AiAi bring home P1 million?
Also trying out the show’s nerve-wracking yet simple games during the pilot week are Kapamilya celebrities Cristine Reyes, Rico J. Puno, Maja Salvador, Zanjoe Marudo, K Brosas, and Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup.
“Minute to Win It” made waves in the United States and around the world for its highly addictive and nerve-wracking games that challenge ordinary people to hone their skills. It has been franchised in 40 countries, including Australia, India, and the United Kingdom.
Don’t miss “Minute to Win It,” Mondays to Fridays beginning January 14, 11AM on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit www.facebook.com/minutetowinitPH.