The Australian version of the U.S. game show. The game is played by three contestants, who are usually a carry-over champion and two new challengers. The game begins with host Ian Turpie asking the contestants four questions, for which correct answers earn spins on the board. After each question is asked, a contestant who thinks they know the answer can press their button, with the first to do so giving their answer to the question. If they are correct, they earn three spins, but before they find out whether or not they are right, the host offers the other two contestants the first contestant's answer and two alternative answers. Any contestant that chooses the correct answer earns one spin. If no contestant presses their button within five seconds of the question being asked, a buzzer then sounds and the host gives all three contestants three possible answers. After the questions are asked, the contestants play a Big Board round where they use the spins that they have earned to try ... Written by
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During the show's run, announcer John Deeks
travelled between Melbourne and Adelaide to do announcing duties for "Press Your Luck" and Wheel of Fortune
(1981) respectively. See more
[intro to show
Today, these three people are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the Whammy, as they play the most exciting game of their lives! It's time to play PRESS YOUR LUCK!
And now, here's your host, the star of Press Your Luck - IAN TURPIE!
Remake of Press Your Luck