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[[Catchphrase|Celebrity Catchphrase]] new episodes: ITV, 24 December<br>
 
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[[The Wall]] Versus Celebrities: BBC1, 24 December<br>
 
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[[Tipping Point]] Lucky Stars Seasonal Special: ITV, 24 December<br>
 
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[[The Great British Bake Off|The Great Christmas Bake Off]]: Channnel 4, 24 December<br>
 
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[[Would I Lie to You? (2)|Would I Lie to You?]] series 14: BBC1, 24 December<br>
 
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[[Epic Gameshow]] Christmas special: ITV, 24 December<br>
 
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[[Miranda's Games With Showbiz Names]]: BBC1, 24 December<br>
 
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[[The Chase]] Christmas specials: ITV, 25 December<br>
 
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[[Tenable]] Christmas Cracker: ITV, 25 December<br>
 
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[[Blankety Blank]] Christmas Special: BBC1, 25 December<br>
 
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[[Britain's Got Talent]] Christmas Spectacular: ITV, 25 December<br>
 
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[[In for a Penny|In for a Christmas Penny]]: ITV, 26 December<br>
 
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[[World's Strongest Man]]: C5, 26 December<br>
 
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[[Family Fortunes]] Celebrity Christmas Special: ITV, 26 December<br>
 
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[[Who Wants to be a Millionaire?]] Christmas Specials: ITV, 26 December<br>
 
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[[The Great British Sewing Bee]] Celebrity Specials: BBC1, 26 December<br>
 
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[[House of Games (3)|Richard Osman's House of Games]]: BBC1, 28 December<br>
 
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[[Mastermind|Mastermind Plant Cymru]]: S4C, 29 December<br>
 
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[[Masterchef Goes Large|Masterchef: The Professionals]] A Festive Knockout: BBC1, 29 December<br>
 
[[Lingo]] revival: ITV, 1 January<br>
[[Lingo]] revival: ITV, 1 January<br>
[[The Archers Anniversary Quiz]]: Radio 4, 1 January<br>
[[The Archers Anniversary Quiz]]: Radio 4, 1 January<br>
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[[TV Showdown|Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown]]: ITV, 9 January<br>
[[The Great Pottery Throw Down]] series 4: Channel 4, 9 January<br>
[[The Great Pottery Throw Down]] series 4: Channel 4, 9 January<br>
[[Junior Bake Off]] series 6: Channel 4, 11 January<br>
[[Junior Bake Off]] series 6: Channel 4, 11 January<br>
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[[The Unbelievable Truth]] series 25: Radio 4, 11 January<br>
[[8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown]] series 21: Channel 4, 14 January<br>
[[8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown]] series 21: Channel 4, 14 January<br>
[[RuPaul's Drag Race]] series 2: BBC3, 14 January<br>
[[RuPaul's Drag Race]] series 2: BBC3, 14 January<br>

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Poll of the Year 2020

Poll of the Year 2020 - VOTING OPEN!
It's been a challenging year for all, especially for TV production. And now it's time for you to tell us who did best in the annual Poll of the Year!


Impact of Covid-19

Impact of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, and the world of game shows is no exception, so we now have a dedicated page to keep tabs on the shows affected. Do give us a shout if you know of something we've missed.

Greatest Game Shows

The 100 Most Popular Game Shows
One question you almost certainly haven't been asking yourself is "What are the 100 most popular articles on this site?". Well, tough, because we have and you can see the result of our Greatest Game Shows - it lists stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to surprises such as Kate Thornton's Dishes. Who knew?

Côr Cymru

While UKGameshows.com is (even if we say so ourselves) the most comprehensive guide to the genre anywhere on - or off - the web, with over 2100 programmes already in our database it is inevitable that even we're stumped sometimes. So we're asking for your help. A number of our "most wanted" shows are now listed here and a team of volunteers is standing by, waiting to add your contributions to our compendium of game show knowledge. Go on, help us out. It's what Mumsy would want.

In the pipeline

New Shows

Lingo revival: ITV, 1 January
The Archers Anniversary Quiz: Radio 4, 1 January
Hewlfa Drysor: S4C, 1 January
Taskmaster New Year Treat: Channel 4, 1 January
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2021 series: Channel 4, 2 January
The Voice UK series 10: ITV, 2 January
Y Talwrn 2021: Radio Cymru, 3 January
Beat the Chasers series 2: ITV, 3 January
The Cabins: ITV2, 4 January
Elephant in the Room series 2: Radio 4, 7 January
Pooch Perfect: BBC1, 7 January
Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown: ITV, 9 January
The Great Pottery Throw Down series 4: Channel 4, 9 January
Junior Bake Off series 6: Channel 4, 11 January
The Unbelievable Truth series 25: Radio 4, 11 January
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown series 21: Channel 4, 14 January
RuPaul's Drag Race series 2: BBC3, 14 January
Dancing on Ice series 13: ITV, 17 January

 

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Game show news

Weakest Link
15 February Who thinks a conundrum is a musical instrument?
Anne Robinson has been announced as the host of Countdown. She will replace Nick Hewer who leaves the show later this year. She will be the second female host of the show, following Katherine Ryan hosting an edition of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown in 2018.

Mastermind
6 February He's started so... oh, you know the rest
John Humphrys has announced he is stepping down from Mastermind at the end of the current series, having hosted the quiz since 2003. His successor, should there be one, is yet to be announced.

Britain's Got Talent
29 January Britain's Got Ailment
It has been announced that no series of Britain's Got Talent will air in 2021 due to the continued health crisis. Filming had been due to start this month, but had been delayed three weeks ago; the previous series included a pause between broadcast of the auditions and finals, and filming of the Christmas special had to be delayed due to at least three crew members testing positive. If we interpret the press release correctly, Britain's Got Talent is not prepared to sacrifice scale or its participants' health. You can read more about the effects of Covid-19 on game shows here.

Countdown
7 December Nick's Final Countdown
Nick Hewer has decided to step down as host of Countdown altogether when his contract expires in 2021. He is the second longest-serving host after Richard Whiteley, having been in the role since the beginning of 2012. No decision has yet been made on who will replace him.

Des O'Connor
15 November Des O'Connor
The death has been announced of Des O'Connor, aged 88. His long career on TV and on stage stretched back to the 1950s; in the game show world, he is perhaps best known for having presented Take Your Pick and Countdown.

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