Rogue Traders star Matt Allwright to host ITV1 quiz show, The Exit List

by Lynn Connolly

It’s been revealed today that Rogue Traders presenter Matt Allwright is to host a new ITV1 quiz show entitled, The Exit List.

The show will feature couples battling their way through a 24-room maze for a chance to win up to £200,000.

When the show begins on January 10th, we’ll see that the contestants have to answer questions in each room in order to progress to the next.

The further they get though, the more complex the maze becomes and it also gets more difficult to actually get out of the room.

A spokesperson for ITV said of the show, “In each room, the contestants must answer a question with four possible answers.

“Get the question right, they pocket the cash and only that answer appears on The Exit List.

“Get it wrong, and all four answer options go on The Exit List. And the immediate way ahead is blocked…

“When their memories can take no more, the contestants turn back but to escape with the money they must remember their exact route out and every single answer on their Exit List.”

While I was researching this story, I found out a rather bizarre thing about Matt, who is of course best known for his investigative journalism – having starred in not only Rogue Traders but also Watchdog, and as The One Show’s consumer advice reporter – which I’m hoping you guys can explain to me!

In his Wiki info, it states that Matt “has a large cult following headed by Tristan Wonfor.”

The cult is apparently called the Allwrightians, and the Wiki page adds that they “burn effegies of Kate Humble and praise him for calling One Direction ‘fags’.”

The cult is, it seems, based at Beauchamp College.

Erm, what? Anyone who knows what this ‘cult following’ is about, please do let me know, because I’m a tad baffled!

Anyway, don’t miss The Exit List on Tuesday 10 January on ITV1.


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.