Celebability

(Synopsis: according to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48668652. the bbc did something like this 5/6 years ago; it was illegal then, under the equality act, and it's illegal now.)
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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 begun 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. However, the largest change was that the teams were reduced to four from five, with [[Scarlett Moffatt]] captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'members of public vs celebrities' 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.
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A number of changes were made for the show's third series. Firstly, the show begun 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]] captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'members of public vs celebrities' 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.
== Inventor ==
== Inventor ==

Current revision as of 18:34, 18 June 2019

Contents

Host

Iain Stirling

Co-host

Marek Larwood (referee)

Jarred Christmas (commentator, 2017-8)

Scarlett Moffatt (team captain, 2019)

Broadcast

Potato for ITV2, 15 June 2017 to present

Synopsis

A team of five civilians does battle with five celebrities. The battleground is physical games, 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 features 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.

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 begun 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 captaining the challengers' team - which, in this reviewer's humble opinion, undermines the 'members of public vs celebrities' 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.

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.

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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