Ryan and Adam Thomas bag huge ITV gameshow calling it 'a dream come true'

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Soap star siblings Adam and Ryan Thomas are over the moon to be hosting a new ITV game show together, titled 99 To Beat, which they've called a "dream come true."

In their debut presenting gig as a pair, ex-Emmerdale actor Adam and Coronation Street's Ryan will guide 100 contestants through a series of challenges.

After each game, those who don't make the cut must exit the competition until only one player remains, having outlasted the other 99 contestants.

The brothers expressed their excitement, to the PA News Agency, as they said: "It's new, it's fresh, it's fun and we can't wait for people to see it."

"It really is the ultimate family show, and so we couldn't be more excited to be hosting it together, as a family."

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Adam Thomas and brother Ryan are 'over the moon' to be starting their new venture -Credit:Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

"It's a dream come true for us. We can already imagine people at home playing these games with their families as it's fun/silly/competitive and heartfelt."

Since their stints on the popular soaps, the duo have featured in several hit entertainment shows including All Star Family Fortunes, where they played alongside each other.

Adam, recognised for his roles as Adam Barton in Emmerdale and Donte Charles in Waterloo Road, also took part in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing.

After portraying Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street for many years, elder brother Ryan clinched the Celebrity Big Brother title in 2018 and participated in Dancing On Ice earlier this year.

The show is being produced by Initial, part of Banijay UK, which was behind Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother and Soccer Aid.

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The soap star brothers are swapping acting for hosting -Credit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock for NTA

Head of entertainment commissioning at ITV Katie Rawcliffe said: "With their infectious laughs and undeniable warmth, I couldn't think of anyone more befitting than Adam and Ryan Thomas to front this exciting new series."

"With them at the helm, 99 To Beat is sure to be a supremely entertaining watch."

Katy Manley, managing director of Initial, said she is "really excited" to bring the format to the UK, after it was developed by Belgian broadcaster VRT and production company De Chinezen.

"It's so warm, funny and unique we're looking forward to finding some brilliant contestants, and to working with Adam and Ryan who will bring their fantastic chemistry and contagious energy to the show", she added.

Casting for the series is open and producers are looking for contestants aged between 18 and 80 from "all walks of life, and with a range of experiences who have one thing in common they don't like to lose".