As The Cube 2020 gets well underway, viewers are starting to wonder if anyone has ever beaten the ITV game show’s challenges.
Members of the public, as well as celebrity guests such as Mo Gilligan and Jason Manford, have taken to The Cube this year.
The game show has made its debut return after it stopped airing for 5 years, and with a series of difficult tasks, it’s definitely not easy. So has anyone beaten The Cube UK since it first aired in 2009?
The Cube UK: History
The ITV game show began to air on August 22 2009. It then ran on until 2015, but stopped appearing on our screens until it returned as The Million Pound Cube in October 2020.
Hosted by Philip Schofield, the first series offered contestants the chance to win a top prize of £250,000 by completing challenges inside the cube.
However this year, those taking part have the opportunity to win £1 million. But getting close to that amount of money isn’t difficult!
Several contestants decide not to risk losing the money when they are faced with the option of competing for the top cash prizes.
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Has anyone ever beaten The Cube UK?
Olympian Mo Farah is the only person to have ever beaten The Cube UK. He won £250,000, which was the highest amount to be won at the time, in a charity special on July 14, 2012.
He won the jackpot during a barrier game, which involves crossing barriers without dislodging them with a blindfold on. The game was completed when both of Mo’s feet cleared the final barrier.
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The Cube UK: Highest winners
Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon didn’t actually beat The Cube UK, but they came close to doing so on December 19, 2014.
When they took part, the two player format was adjusted and consisted of only three games which were each worth £1,000, £50,000 and £100,000.
Paddy and Alesha were given five lives and the “simplify” lifeline at the Text Santa special, and won the top prize of £100,000 in a construction game.
Throughout different versions of The Cube around the world, there have been 5 winners. These include Mark Johnson in Arab World, Chen Kun and Wu Jing in China, Vitor Costa in Portugal, and Andriy Serko in Ukraine.
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