Through the main part of the Coronavirus lockdown period, Andi Peters was appearing towards the end of the week from home on Good Morning Britain.
While we were all stuck at home, he was in exactly the same position. He managed to keep us entertained though, and turned his garage into Television Centre’s brand new outdoor broadcast location, ‘Studio G’.
One of the most popular elements of his garage exploits was Free Cash Friday, a competition giving away £3,000 live on a Friday morning between 8.30am and 8.50am on ITV1, just before GMB signed off for the week.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four whole years since the launch of the one stop shop for ITV competitions, back in 2016 it pulled all the pages from all of the shows into one place. With that 4th birthday comes a new competition to win a grand, and you can find the details here.
If you’re an avid daytime TV fan, you’ve no doubt spent more than a few minutes with Phil and Holly, or Eamonn and Ruth on This Morning. They’ve all been a fixture on the TV schedules for years – and part of that daily dose of TV magazine culture in the competitions.
On nearly every show there’s a prize draw promotion, and part of that is a big wad of cash, sometimes on its own, and sometimes along with a car or incredible holiday to win.
For several years now, you’ll have been able to visit us here at EnterCompetitionsOnline.co.uk to catch up with the latest prizes if you’ve missed them on the shows. It’s been a bit of a labour of love for us, growing to where we are today.
Every so often the ugly rumour surfaces that competitions are fixed (not just the ITV comps, it happens all over the place – we’ve even been asked if the lottery is rigged!).
One of the big problems is that the internet lend itself well to something called clickbait – you’ll see a lot of it at the bottom of articles on less reputable websites, and even on tabloid newspaper sites too.
The reason it’s rampant on the web is that everyone’s fighting for your attention, and we’re all drawn (by definition) to clickbait style headlines. Usually they’ll be shocking, or make outlandish claims in the headlines, but when you actually read the story, it’s far less incredible than it’s made to sound.
Back when we first created this website, it was usually the case that the main shows on ITV all had their own competitions, with the exception of Lorraine, who has always tended to share the GMB competition (and before that GMTV and Daybreak).
That meant that there was a separate competition for each of the breakfast show (currently Good Morning Britain and Lorraine), This Morning and Loose Women. More recently though, and we expect this to continue to be the case for most of the time, This Morning and Loose Women have also shared their prize draw. The reasoning behind it is that it means both shows can have a bigger prize, and presumably that encourages more entries for ITV Win too.
Eagle eyed viewers might have noticed the lack of a viewers competition in recent editions of the ITV game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’.
While the show has been back on air in the evenings during the lock-down months, they’re actually repeats from (mainly) the last series. There were a few very notable contestants winning huge sums of money, including a teacher that hit the (nearly) jackpot with half a million pounds.