The Con Test

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The Con Test
ConTest Logo.PNG
Created by FremantleMedia
(through
Crackerjack Productions), Ant and Dec
Presented by Andrew G
Brigitte Duclos
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales
Running time 60 minutes
(including commercials)
Distributor Fremantle Media
Release
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 7 February (2007-02-07) – 11 April 2007 (2007-04-11)

The Con Test was an Australian game show which premiered on 7 February 2007 on Network Ten. It was filmed in Sydney and was hosted by Andrew G and Brigitte Duclos.

Format and Rules[edit]

The show followed the same general rules and gameplay as the UK show PokerFace. Six contestants begin the game facing a total of up to 28 questions for a chance to win $50,000.

Before the game, there is a segment of the show called "The Grilling" where each contestant gives a brief description about themselves (their age, occupation, achievements and qualifications). Some contestants make false claims about their personal status. Their opponents then reply to them with criticism about their claims.

Just before the first two commercial breaks, the viewers are told which two contestants will reveal whether what they were saying was true or false. The truths about the two selected contestants are revealed just after the break, before the next round of questions start.

Players start by answering several questions each round, which will earn the contestant some money. Each player starts with $1000 at the beginning of the first round. The money earned for each question increases in value in the latter rounds. At the end of each round, the leader board is revealed to the viewers, but not to the contestants. The contestants then have the opportunity to 'fold' if they believe they are at the bottom of the leaderboard and take the money they have earned. If nobody folds, the player with the least amount of money will leave the show with nothing. In the event of a tie, the player who answered the questions the fastest will be ranked higher on the leaderboard. The player that is eliminated is taken to the "fold room" where they are met by Duclos and their family and friends. The leaderboard is then revealed to them, hence they'll find out whether they made the right decision by folding if they went out that way.

Round Amount Per Question No. of Questions
1
$500
8
2
$750
5
3
$1000
5
4
$1250
5
5
$1500
5

The highest possible amount a player can win by folding is $27,500 by answering all 28 questions correctly, then folding at the end of the final round. However, this is unlikely, because, a player that answers every single question correctly, would not be tempted to take the money, and would more likely count on winning the $50,000.

Production[edit]

The Ten Network reportedly wanted Triple M radio host Fifi Box to co-host the show based on the strength of her recent appearances on Thank God You're Here but the job eventually went to Box's Triple M colleague, Brigitte Duclos.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio waves goodbye?". Herald Sun. Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times. 29 November 2006. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

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