Swindon acrtress Melinda Messenger is to present a new free to play bingo game show launching on Wednesday, on ITV1.

She and Michael Underwood will present Bingo Night Live.

UK viewers can play bingo for free for the chance to win hundreds of cash prizes. Broadcast live after midnight on ITV1, 5 nights a week from Tuesday to Saturday, Bingo Night Live will bring a whole new dimension to the nation's favourite game with viewers playing from their homes for no cost at all!

The one hour show will mix free-to-play bingo with entertainment with three main bingo games each night and Golden Jackpot prize money starting at £25,000 on launch night.

There will be additional cash prizes to win with the extra games Magic Numbers and Minute to Win It which run between the main bingo games.

Free to play, bingo lovers can register and obtain their nightly playing bingo cards for free by going to www.itv.com/bingonightlive from today.

Bingo Night Live boasts the biggest Bingo set on television - all designed to give ITV1 viewers all the entertainment, tension and drama you'd expect from a great game of bingo.

During each game the numbers drawn will show up on the large Wall of Numbers and marked as they are called by Michael Underwood.

To keep viewers in the know with all the facts about who's playing and of course, who's winning, will be Bingo Night Live's statistician controller Nichola Dixon who, with her interactive map of the UK will have player statistics, lucky star signs, facts and figures literally at her fingertips.

And Melinda will present Magic Number draws where lucky players can win instant cash prizes and enter to play live interactive games with the chance to win even more cash.

Melinda said: "It's the nation's favourite game and accessible for all - its good clean fun, nice and easy to play and best of all it's free! I really am pleased to be co-presenting a new game show based on an iconic UK game - I mean, everyone loves Bingo."