Phillip Schofield reveals huge cash prize on The Cube

The TV presenter hosts The Cube alongside This Morning 

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Phillip Schofield has opened up about a major change to his upcoming TV show, The Cube, and how the new series will be "tougher" than previous years - and will have a much bigger cash prize! 

Speaking of the game show, which last aired in 2015, he said: "The Cube is such a cracking format but with the players now in teams and a whopping million-pound prize fund, it now means this high-pressure environment has just got tougher. I can’t wait to be reunited with the legendary Perspex Cube!" 

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The Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, Katie Rawcliffe, added: "The Cube was a firm favourite with our viewers and now with a life-changing prize and the chance for players to compete in pairs the stakes are even higher. We look forward to more jaw-dropping moments that will have viewers shouting at the tv from the edge of their seats." 

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The pair will resume their presenting duties in September

The exciting news about The Cube comes shortly after Phillip and his This Morning co-host, Holly Willoughby enjoyed their last day on the ITV show before the summer holidays. Holly said: "Oh it's just Friday 10 July [is tomorrow], like doesn't it sometimes freak you out that we're in July? This year has just like, it's the 10 July guys!"

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Phillip added: "I don't know what day it is, I don't know what month it is, we're just sort of plodding along. And is that because it's the last day?" to which Holly cheerily shouted: "And it's our last day!" The two presenters usually take breaks from the show during term holidays and the summer break, before returning in September.