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Neil Shaw

Adil Ray announces his show is coming back to TV, with a big twist

TV star Adil Ray has confirmed his show Lingo is coming back to ITV for a fourth season - with a change in the rules. It comes after the channel announced Celebrity Lingo, hosted by Ru Paul, won't be returning.

Adil took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. He wrote: He said: "Exciting news. @itv have commissioned a fourth series of @lingotv_uk.

"This time we’re going to play winner stays on! To see if the contestants really are that good and to see if they can go home with some serious money!

"And if you can’t wait for that don’t worry brand new episodes of series 3 will be on the telly very soon!"

Fans were quick to welcome the news. Realdealcomedyjam replied: "Best daytime quiz show by far."

Susead68 added: "The only quiz show I record and watch after work."

BBC broadcaster Nikki Bedi said: "Such excellent news! Congratulations!"

Lingo is a popular UK TV game show that originally aired from 1987 to 1991 and was later revived in 2002 before being rebooted with Adil Ray. The show revolves around a word-guessing game where contestants compete to solve five-letter mystery words.

The gameplay of Lingo involves two teams of two players each. In each round, a five-letter mystery word is presented to the players, with the first letter revealed. The teams then take turns guessing words, and the host reveals which letters in the guessed word are in the correct position in the mystery word (marked as a "letter in place") or are in the mystery word but in the wrong position (marked as a "letter out of place").

Teams continue guessing words, trying to deduce the mystery word. If a team guesses a word with a letter in the correct position, that letter is revealed in its correct position in the mystery word. The team that correctly guesses the mystery word wins the round and earns points.

The game progresses through several rounds, with the difficulty increasing as more letters are revealed. The team with the most points at the end of the show advances to the bonus round, where they have a chance to win a jackpot by correctly guessing a mystery seven-letter word within a limited number of attempts.

Lingo is known for its fast-paced gameplay, wordplay, and the excitement of trying to solve the mystery word before the opposing team. It has gained popularity for its engaging format and has become a beloved TV game show in the UK.

Adil Ray is best known for his work on television, particularly as the co-creator and star of the sitcom "Citizen Khan."

Ray began his career as a radio host, working for BBC Radio 1 and various local radio stations. He later transitioned to television, hosting shows such as "The Adil Ray Show" and "Desi DNA." However, his breakthrough came with the creation of "Citizen Khan," a sitcom that he co-wrote and starred in. The show, which aired from 2012 to 2016, revolves around the life of a British Pakistani Muslim and his family. Ray received critical acclaim for his performance as Mr. Khan and the show became a popular success.

Apart from his work on "Citizen Khan," Adil Ray has appeared in other TV programs as a presenter, including "Good Morning Britain" and "The One Show." He has also worked on documentaries, such as "The Real Marigold Hotel" and "Working Class White Men," which explore various social issues.

Adil Ray has been recognized for his contributions to the media industry, receiving awards such as the Royal Television Society Midlands Centre Award and the Media Personality of the Year Award at the Asian Media Awards. He is known for his versatility, charisma, and ability to tackle relevant social topics through his work.

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