Coco Palm gets cover on US T.V game show

St Lucia’s new Coco Palm will be featured on game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” who are teaming up with The Knot - North America’s number one source for ‘all-things-wedding’ for “Play To Pay For Your Wedding”. The five-episode series will air in syndication February 7-11, 2005The specialty edition will feature engaged couples, several who are members of TheKnot, playing as a team in the hot seat as they try to win $1 million to help pay for the wedding of their dreams.ÊCouples will be allowed to discuss the questions with each other before agreeing on one “Final Answer.”

While the couples are winning the bucks to pay for their weddings, home viewers will have a chance to win a six-day, seven-night trip for two to the new Coco Palm Resort on the tropical isle of St. Lucia through The Knot ‘Escape to St. Lucia Sweepstakes.’ÊEach day, host Meredith Vieira from the Emmy Award winning show ‘The View’ will ask a special wedding-themed “sweepstakes” question on-air. The winner of The Knot ‘Escape to St. Lucia Sweepstakes’ will be drawn from all correct answers submitted.

“Coco Palm is thrilled to offer couples an opportunity win a week in St. Lucia which is simply an aspiration for so many, said Managing Director, Allen Chastanet. He went on to say, “we look forward to welcoming the winners at our new property which will offer the winners an authentic Caribbean property with both hip d├ęcor with lots of style and warmth along with St Lucian hospitality all within minutes of the award winning Reduit Beach.”

“These are some of my favorite shows to produce,” said “Millionaire” executive producer, Michael Davies.

“We’ve done successful couple editions before, but nothing like this.Ê We are putting an innovative twist on a proven format,” he added.

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“Having been married for 19 years myself, I am fascinated by the idea of seeing couples play as a team on “Millionaire,” said host, Meredith Vieira. “Experts say that the number one item couples argue about is money. The prospect of winning $1 million might just bring out a side to these contestants that their mates have never seen,” she added.Ê “I think the couples will come out of this experience knowing their mates better than ever before.”

“In a day and age when the average American wedding costs $25,000 - or twice that in metropolitan areas like New York City - the chance to win $1 million towards your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any bride and groom,” said Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of The Knot. “Taking the hot seat on ‘Millionaire’ is a great road test for marriage. Though we expect money to put the pressure on, we foresee that couples will ultimately prevail . . . hopefully a bit richer, than poorer.”


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