A Suffolk couple are among the contestants on a new reality TV game show which has been tipped to rival The Traitors. 

Gary, 60, and Lesley, 55, are taking part in The Fortune Hotel, an ITV programme where 10 pairs will battle it out for the chance to win £250,000. 

Hosted by Stephen Mangan, the show has been described as being similar to the BBC's The Traitors.

East Anglian Daily Times: The first episode aired on MondayThe first episode aired on Monday (Image: ITV)

The "thrilling and high-octane" show sees contestants compete for briefcases, one of which holds the huge prize money. 

When asked why they wanted to appear on the show, Lesley said: "Gary saw it being advertised online and asked me if we should apply and I agreed, it was as simple as that." 

Gary added: "Having been off work I was getting cabin fever and wanted to do something different, we’re getting older so want to fit in as many experiences as possible and this just happened to be something that interested us."

Gary said he would spend the money on retiring early, while also helping his son get on the property ladder.