IN For A Penny has been filming in Barry Island today (Monday, September 1).

Host Stephen Mulhern and crew took to the Whitmore Bay promenade to film the popular ITV game show.

The show sees Mr Mulhern visiting UK places to find people to complete a variety of challenges.

The third series began filming at the beginning of August this year and social distancing guidelines are being followed.


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At the end of each episode, members of the public are asked to take part in the show, but they can only be ‘in’ if they have a penny on them.

Each contestant takes part in five rounds with four focusing on different challenges.

The final focuses on stopping at a selected number of seconds and should they complete all five challenges, they win £1000, otherwise the game ends and the entire production crew go off to find another contestant.

Cafe owner, Marco Zeraschi was asked to take part in the show, but failed the final challenge which meant he was unable to donate the money to charity.

He said: "I made an idiot of myself.

"I couldn't eat the pasty.

"I can't eat one without sauce or gravy - it wasn't one of mine."

"He asked if anyone famous comes here.

"I said we had royal people - Kate and William.

"It was fun."   

The pop-up gameshow was based on the original Ant ‘n’ Dec `Saturday Night Takeaway' feature and it was first broadcast in 2019.

Filming is scheduled to continue on Tuesday, September 2.