Phillip Schofield has said viewers will "be on the edge of your sofas" when the news series of The Cube returns.

The popular show sees pairs of contestants from the same household attempt a number of tasks within the confines of a Perspex box.

Speaking about the show's highly-anticipated return, Schofield said: "It was such a treat to be back in the studio last year, with the pairs of contestants adding a whole new twist on the drama inside the box.

"This series you'll see a whole new side to The Cube… get ready to be on the edge of your sofas!"

The Million Pound Cube, which aired in October 2020, launched with 4.1 million viewers, ITV said. It added the series averaged 3.5 million viewers across seven episodes.

As well as the six-part contestant series later this year, there will also be two celebrity specials.

They will feature famous faces competing to win £250,000 (€291,000) for their chosen charity.

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