Airdate: Win the Week

ABC’s news quiz Win the Week will premiere in late June, pairing “everyday Australians” with celebrities.

Hosted by Alex Lee (The Checkout, The Feed) will fire off questions on news of the week to three teams – from world events to political scandals, sporting dramas to social media blowups.

The show is an original format from Scott Abbot and Craig Reucassel (who appears each week). Celebrities taking part include Andrew Denton, Zoe Coombs-Marr and Annabelle Crabb.

in Sydney, including for 2 pilots, in June.

Each week three celebrities pair off with an everyday Aussie, who is also the designated Team Captain. They must work together to win. However, at the end of each round teammate loyalties will be tested with the dramatic “Stay or Betray” choice. The losing Team Captain must decide to either stick with their celeb or swap to a different celeb from another team in their quest to “Win the Week” (and get a prize that will be disappointing even by ABC standards).

Filmed weekly in front of a live studio audience the pressure will be dialed up to 100 as our celebs seek to prove their worth, talk themselves out of being betrayed or beg not to be discarded. Egos might be dented but champions will be made.

Production credits: Produced by: Wrapsheet Pty Ltd. Wrapsheet Executive Producers: Scott Abbot and Craig Reucassel. ABC Executive Producer: Rachel Millar. Head of Entertainment: Nick Hayden.

8pm Wednesday 23 June on ABC.