The 1% Club host Lee Mack shares five-word secret to ITV show's huge success

The 1% Club host Lee Mack has revealed why the ITV quiz show is so popular.

Lee's quiz show has proved to be hugely successful and was renewed for another two series earlier this year while in the middle of its third run. The ITV quiz show launched in 2022 and focusses on "logic and common sense", with 100 contestants competing to win a prize of up to £100,000 – but in order to win contestants must answer a question only one percent of the country would get right.

Speaking to the Mirror last year at the National Television Awards – where The 1% Club won for best quiz game show – Lee revealed how he felt about the positive reaction to the show. He said: "It's very nice. For me, because we did the pilot before Covid it’s been around forever but it’s new on telly."

Sharing his insight into why the quiz is so popular, Lee issued a simple response, saying: "People love a quiz show." The comedian is no stranger to an awards ceremony but revealed he enjoy last year's event more than usual.

He explained: "I brought my child who is 16 and his girlfriend so I’m a bit more enthused than normal because I’m seeing it through their eyes. It’s exciting for the first few years and then [not so much]."

the 1% club host lee mack shares five-word secret to itv show's huge success

The 1% host Lee Mack

"It’s a long way, two hours to get here and you’ve got to put your shoes on," he joked. The third series of The 1% Club comes to an end this weekend, with the quiz show teasing a surprise appearance in the final episode.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, The 1% Club's official account revealed that this Saturday's instalment will be the last episode of this current series before revealing that a TV favourite would be joining Lee in the studio. Posting a picture of the studio and the guest in question, they penned: "This Saturday will be the last episode of this current series. The episode was filmed quite a while ago. Anyone recognise one of the contestants playing here before she made her other TV appearance? We absolutely loved having her on the show - she was great fun! #the1percentclub."

Fans of the show were quick to respond and share their excitement that it was none other than Big Brother favourite Yinrun, who appeared on ITV's rebooted Big Brother back in October, finishing in fourth place. One person said: "Yinrun from Last Year's Big Brother Series!", a different account put: "Yes, Yinrun of Big Brother!" while another added: "YINRUN!!!!!!!"

Super TV account tweeted: "OMG… on this coming Saturdays episode of #The1PercentClub, one of the contestants is YINRUN. This was filmed way before she took part in Big Brother last October #BBUK" to which one excited person replied: "STOP", a different account put: "Oh! might have to watch for queen yinrun" while another added: "Omg how do these reality stars get on like every existing show."

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