Some people loved – and many loathed – the new entertainment which started last night on BBC1.
In the show ten couples are split up: one is put through a series of challenges in Morocco while the other is forced to general knowledge questions in order to keep them in the competition and the chance to take home £100,000.
But this failed to impress one viewer who felt it was a waste of licence-fee payers’ money – especially as three contestants are flown back to the UK for every show.
BBC 1 #PrizedApart, quite possibly the worst thing I've ever had the misfortune to see! Glad my licence fee is being spent well, God help us
— John Wayne Jones (@JohnWayneJones1) June 13, 2015
Another viewer put it like this:
Me and the BBC license fee #prizedapart…
— Paul Nolan (@NodNolan) June 13, 2015
The show’s accumulation of airmiles also irritated this person:
— Andy Day (@Toadspotter32) June 13, 2015
I am also pretty sure this assessment is not intended as a compliment:
#PrizedApart is like a Duke of Edinburgh award combined with Junior Trivial Pursuit at an Adventure Golf centre.
— Hedley Lamarr (@MikeEcoPR) June 13, 2015
Still, not everyone was disappointed. One happy licence-fee payer wrote:
— Laura Hayward (@_lauziib) June 13, 2015
And another raved:
— Zara McClure (@Zara_McClure) June 13, 2015
According to sources, the BBC is understood to be “quite happy” with the overnight ratings for the programme which stood at more than 3 million for the early evening show.