Popular TV game show The Cube, presented by Philip Schofield, is set to return with a £1 million prize.

While re-runs of the high-pressure show may be a regular on TV schedules, it has been five years since any new contestants have tested their skills inside The Cube.

However, there is a slight twist as the show returns, contestants will now be in pairs and the top prize has jumped to a massive £1 million.

Speaking about the return, Schofield 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!"

The show was consistently a ratings hit during its original nine series run between 2009 and 2015, with contestants tasked with competing a range of stressful challenges while trapped inside a four-metre square cube. The prize fund was originally set at £250,000.

The new million-pound series will consist of five hour-long episodes with a further celebrity special, which will see some well-known names and famous faces attempt to beat The Cube and win £250,000 for their chosen charity.