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Donville's gameshow bid to make children's dreams come true

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

Donville Williams

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DREAM maker Donville Williams is hoping his idea for an aspirational game show will help get children fit and catapult him on to prime-time television.

The Churchdown support worker is calling on young people to go along to GL3 Community Hub next month to take part in a pilot of his game show Just My Luck.

Inspired by Noel Edmonds, dad-of-five Donville hopes to take a recording of the trial on Saturday May 17, that will hopefully impress TV production companies.

The concept is of three activity rounds, with individuals taking on challenges around football and korfball – a sport mixing the skills of netball and basketball.

Contestants are eliminated after each round but can accumulate a cash prize as they go along.

A shot at the ‘wheel of destiny’ in the final round gives them a chance to hit a moving wheel of panels with a ball, with each one marked up with a different prize.

Accuracy of the player is tested to the full, giving them the chance to double their total earnings, or lose the lot.

The prize is then shared with the audience to help keep them interested.

Donville, who has drawn inspiration from Deal or No Deal and The Chase, said it is a good way to give contestants the chance to achieve their dreams.

“I want to encourage young people to dream, to work towards their goals and to believe they can achieve it,” he said. “I’m not a big fan of game shows with questions as like a lot of other people I’m not great at remembering the facts.

“I think an exercise related game show will help get more people interested.

“Korfball is a great sport to get people active, it is non-contact, energetic and safe. Young people can get set low targets in schools, so do not always become aspirational in later life.

“I want people to be able to think they can achieve their dreams, hopefully this game show will reflect that.

“I would like to be able to talk to children and teenagers about directing their own futures.

“Even among my own children I find that they believe there are limits to what they can achieve. I would like to change this mindset.”

Six contestants will be selected at random to take part in the competition from an audience of 30.

The pilot show starts at GL3 in Cheltenham Road East from 1pm and those wanting to take part are encouraged to wear loose clothing and sports shoes.

For details, email buvi2@hotmail.com or call 07894 448 078.

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