It was revealed today that a satellite TV station has struck a deal with Prime Minister Gordon Brown to host the game show Sale Of The Century.
The show, funded by the taxpayer and based on the format of the popular 1970s show, will see three contestants competing in a general knowledge quiz. Each contestant has a credit limit, which is raised when they get a question right. Occasionally a bonus round will happen and contestants have the chance to buy prizes on credit at below market-rate value.
Prizes they can buy include a slice of Tote bookmakers, the Dartford crossing, the Channel Tunnel, student loans revenue or a global uranium consortium. The person who's spent the most on credit wins and gets the chance to buy a slice of Government gold at the lowest price in history.
The misguided TV channel said, "We're hoping this will be a big hit. We want to exploit Gordon's popularity."