You're Back in the Room - Netflix

Sat 15 June 2019

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You're Back in the Room is an British television game show that has beed broadcasting on ITV since 14 March 2015. It is hosted by Phillip Schofield and Keith Barry.

You're Back in the Room sees a team of five strangers take on apparently simple challenges to win money, but each of these contestants have been hypnotised.\ \ The contestants, each willingly open to hypnotic suggestion, will be hypnotised by International mentalist Keith Barry and seemingly straight forward tasks will get much harder as their hypnotic triggers cause them to inadvertently sabotage their chances of winning with hilarious consequences.\ Host Phillip Schofield is on hand as the contestants play four rounds, each worth an increasing amount for their cash pot. The more they accumulate the more chance they have to each walk away with a substantial amount of money in the final End Game.\ How well the contestants overcome their hypnotic hindrances, will determine what cash prize they will walk away with.

A second season of 4 episodes has been commissioned by ITV and is set to air in 2016.

You're Back in the Room - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-14

You're Back in the Room - You're Back in the Room - Netflix

You're Back in the Room is a British television game show that was broadcast on ITV from 14 March 2015 to 9 April 2016. The show was hosted by Phillip Schofield and starred Keith Barry. The premise consists of contestants who have to complete a series of normally straightforward tasks after being subject to deep hypnosis, causing them to be compelled to develop various distracting tics or quirks that hinder their ability to compete. A second series consisting of four episodes was announced on 21 July 2015 and began airing on 12 March 2016. On 7 October 2016, it was announced that the show had been axed.

You're Back in the Room - Reception - Netflix

The show has received mixed reviews; Sarah Deen, in a Metro article, summarised that “everyone either completely loved or absolutely hated [the show]”. Adam Postans described You're Back in the Room as “one of the worst prime-time shows you'll ever see” in a Daily Mirror article. Sam Wollaston gave the programme a mixed review, describing it as “quite funny for a while”, but said it went “backwards from Brown to McKenna”. Ben Travis of the Evening Standard described the show as “watchably daft”. Benji Wilson from The Daily Telegraph gave the show a very positive review, opining that it is “significantly funnier than anything else on TV”. The show has been criticised by some hypnotists, such as Mark Powlett and Liz McElligott (chief executive of the National Hypnotherapy Society), who have claimed that it is not possible to use hypnosis to make people do things against their will and that contestants are merely play acting. Keith Barry has asserted that all contestants are genuinely hypnotised and ITV have said that “duty of care to the contestants was always of paramount importance”, and that the show follows regulations of Ofcom and the 1952 Hypnotism Act.

You're Back in the Room - References - Netflix


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