Celebability

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A light show, there's no humiliation beyond punctured egos. The series went out at 10pm, so there's a lot of swearing. And it's on ITV2, so expect entertainment and laughter.
A light show, there's no humiliation beyond punctured egos. The series went out at 10pm, so there's a lot of swearing. And it's on ITV2, so expect entertainment and laughter.
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A number of changes were made for the show's third series. Firstly, the show began being called ''Iain Stirling's Celebability'', and a promo was produced with Stirling proclaiming the show 'so good, it's got my name on it'. Secondly, narrator Jarred Christmas was removed, with the challenges left unnarrated and Stirling doing the trailers - probably a wise move all told. However, the largest change was that the teams were reduced to four from five, with [[Scarlett Moffatt]] (later [[Stacey Solomon]]) captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'plebs vs slebs' dynamic of the show. One explanation of this could be a change in ITV's head of comedy refusing to commission shows with entirely male writing teams, but a baffling decision either way. However, someone must have liked it, given that it returned the following winter with an increased budget.
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A number of changes were made for the show's third series. Firstly, the show began being called ''Iain Stirling's Celebability'', and a promo was produced with Stirling proclaiming the show 'so good, it's got my name on it'. Secondly, narrator Jarred Christmas was removed, with the challenges left unnarrated and Stirling doing the trailers - probably a wise move all told. However, the largest change was that the teams were reduced to four from five, with [[Scarlett Moffatt]] (later [[Stacey Solomon]]) captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'plebs vs slebs' dynamic of the show. However, someone must have liked it, given that it returned the following winter with an increased budget.
== Inventor ==
== Inventor ==

Current revision as of 03:18, 7 August 2020

Contents

Host

Iain Stirling

Co-host

Marek Larwood (referee)

Jarred Christmas (commentator, 2017-8)

Team captains:

Scarlett Moffatt (2019)

Stacey Solomon (2020)

Broadcast

Potato for ITV2, 15 June 2017 to present

Synopsis

Think an hour of Iain Stirling in the middle of the week isn't enough? Neither do ITV2. That's why when Love Island's on they follow it with a bonus 45 minutes of him administering physical games to members of the public and assorted celebrities, chosen to complement the celebrities' abilities.

The celebrities - all young and familiar to the ITV2 audience - are shown with unusual abilities. Not spill things on a moving train. Count off a minute in your head. Guess what a dog is thinking.

One of the friends volunteers to go against the celebrity, and takes on a challenge. For instance, to guess what a dog is thinking, the dog picks one of three pictures, and the celeb and challenger try to pick the same option.

Bone, lamppost, or... Celebability

All of the challenges are done in the studio, on the arena floor. When not playing, both teams sit above a giant video wall, and some very clever shot direction makes the wall look taller than it is.

The final round for the first three series featured the celebrities who won their challenge, and the teammates who won theirs. The celebrities are on the studio floor, and the team are asked questions. All of the answers are one of the celebs on the floor. £500 for each correct answer; the team has the option to go double-or-quits on a final question. From series 4, successful challengers sent their defeated celebrities to stand in front of pictures behind which prizes were hidden, and were asked if they wanted to gamble what they'd won for all of the prizes.

Celebability The teams are dots above the wall.

Celebability is fast-moving: they've a lot of material to cram into a 45-minute slot. The games are explained and umpired by Marek Larwood, as a slightly desperate character who is the butt of jokes. There's also a commentary by Jarred Christmas. The show is better because Iain Stirling has someone to bounce his jokes off, but many viewers grew to dislike Marek's character.

A light show, there's no humiliation beyond punctured egos. The series went out at 10pm, so there's a lot of swearing. And it's on ITV2, so expect entertainment and laughter.

A number of changes were made for the show's third series. Firstly, the show began being called Iain Stirling's Celebability, and a promo was produced with Stirling proclaiming the show 'so good, it's got my name on it'. Secondly, narrator Jarred Christmas was removed, with the challenges left unnarrated and Stirling doing the trailers - probably a wise move all told. However, the largest change was that the teams were reduced to four from five, with Scarlett Moffatt (later Stacey Solomon) captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'plebs vs slebs' dynamic of the show. However, someone must have liked it, given that it returned the following winter with an increased budget.

Inventor

From an original idea by Mor or Les Productions.

Title music

Music composed by Richard Levy.

Trivia

Series one went out at 10pm on Thursdays, established as the Celebrity Juice slot. They shifted to Wednesdays for series two and three before reverting back for series four.

Host Iain Stirling also narrated Love Island at 9pm.

Web links

British Comedy Guide entry

See also

Weaver's Week review

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