About Sell Me The Answer
Sell Me The Answer hosted by Gethin Jones, involves one player and sixty traders. The player's aim is to answer ten questions correctly in order to reach the Jackpot question where they will have the opportunity to play for £25,000.
If the player gives an incorrect answer to a question at any point they are knocked out of the game and they leave with nothing. At the start of the game £50 is added to the player's trading pot. For each question the player answers correctly an amount of money is added to their 'trading pot'. The money in the player's trading pot accumulates as the player answers more questions.
The player can use the money in their trading pot to buy the answer to any question from a trader when they don't know the answer by turning to the sixty 'traders' and shouting 'Sell Me The Answer'.
The player then picks two traders. Each of the two traders has ten seconds to pitch why they know the answer to the question. After listening to the pitches the player chooses the trader who he believes knows the answer to the question. The trader may be bluffing and might not know the correct answer.
The player and the trader then have thirty seconds to negotiate a price that the trader will sell the answer to the player for. The player is only allowed to use the money that is in their trading pot to trade with. At the end of the thirty seconds if no agreement has been made the player must answer the question on their own and the trader goes back to the trading pit.
If an agreement is made whatever amount of money is agreed is paid to the trader from the player's trading pot.
Once the money has been handed over the player must decide if they want to use the answer the trader has sold them. The player has the option to give an answer of their own if they wish to do so.
If the player uses the trader's answer and it is incorrect the player is knocked out of the game.
The trader keeps their money if even if the answer they give to the question is incorrect. If the player gives a correct answer the y move onto the next question. Once the player has answered ten questions, they are given the option to leave with whatever remains in their trading pot at that time or they can gamble and answer question eleven, the Jackpot question for £25,000.
The player is not allowed to trade on the Jackpot question. If they answer the Jackpot question they win £25,000. If they answer it incorrectly they do not win the £25,000 or the remaining money in their trading pot. They leave the game with nothing.