|James Kerley (Seasons 1 – 2, 4 – 5)|
Charlie Picking (Season 3 only)
Cash Cab (also written as Ca$h Cab as you can see the logo on the left side of this page) is based on a British format of the same name where unsuspecting passengers are offered to chance to win money by correctly answering a series of general knowledge trivia questions on their way to their destination.
Contestants are asked several trivia questions (mainly music questions) in various verbal, audio and video based questions for the duration of the trip. After being asked five questions, players are asked to choose The Loot or the Boot. Contestants have the opportunity to keep "the loot" they have won thus far, or trade it all depending on how many questions they answered correctly, for what's in "the boot". Boot prizes maybe worth substantially less than their current winnings. By choosing "the boot" the contestant's winnings are reset to $0 and the prize is theirs to keep, even if they use up their three strikes. On rare occasions, the host may give an opportunity to the contestant to win some money back by doing a 30-second dare relating to their substantially less value "boot" prize. Contestants are entitled to two "Shout Outs", one 30 second phone call to a friend on the phone (a "Mobile Shout-Out") or to ask someone random off the street (a "Street Shout-Out") that they are travelling on. When contestants reach their destination, they are asked if they want to "Double or Nothing" in which they choose to walk away with what they have won, or to sit and watch a video clip and be asked an observation-based question. If they correctly answer the question, they walk away with double the winnings of the trip. However, if they get it wrong, they walk away with nothing.
The first two seasons were filmed in Melbourne, with the third season being based in Perth and the last two seasons based in the Gold Coast.
A parody of this show appears on Balls of Steel Australia, which is also hosted by James Kerley.