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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square Vernon Kay.jpg|Drive]]</div>30 March '''Vernon drives to success'''<br/>Next week, [[Vernon Kay]] will host [[Drive]] on ITV. He's now the [[UK Game Show Records#Most formats hosted|second most prolific game show host in the UK]] with 16 main hosting roles. Vernon moves clear of the late [[Bob Monkhouse]], who is now in third place with 15 shows. [[Davina McCall]] remains the current leader, she's fronted 17 programmes.<br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:right">[[Image:Square Vernon Kay.jpg|Drive]]</div>30 March '''Vernon drives to success'''<br/>Next week, [[Vernon Kay]] will host [[Drive]] on ITV. He's now the [[UK Game Show Records#Most formats hosted|second most prolific game show host in the UK]] with 16 main hosting roles. Vernon moves clear of the late [[Bob Monkhouse]], who is now in third place with 15 shows. [[Davina McCall]] remains the current leader, she's fronted 17 programmes.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square_dermot_oleary.jpg|75px|The X Factor]]</div>29 March '''Your Saturday Night Starts Right Here!'''<br/>[[Dermot O'Leary]] is returning to host [[The X Factor]]. The announcement was made almost a year after he left the programme. The 2015 series was helmed by [[Caroline Flack]] and Olly Murs and saw mixed reviews and falling ratings. The new series, which will also see the return of the room auditions, will begin in the summer.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:left">[[Image:Square_dermot_oleary.jpg|75px|The X Factor]]</div>29 March '''Your Saturday Night Starts Right Here!'''<br/>[[Dermot O'Leary]] is returning to host [[The X Factor]]. The announcement was made almost a year after he left the programme. The 2015 series was helmed by [[Caroline Flack]] and Olly Murs and saw mixed reviews and falling ratings. The new series, which will also see the return of the room auditions, will begin in the summer.<br/><br/>

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Poll of the Year 2015

Poll of the Year 2015 - THE RESULTS!
Thanks for all your votes - we can reveal you've smashed last year's numbers. We can now reveal exactly how you voted. Who are 2015's winners and losers? It's time to find out!

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?

Interceptor

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.

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Can't Touch This: BBC1, 26 March
The Chase celebrity editions: ITV, 27 March
Gok's Lunchbox: ITV, 28 March
Bake Off: Crème de la Crème: BBC2, 29 March
Duck Quacks Don't Echo series 4: Sky1, 3 April
Too Many Cooks: Channel 4, 4 April
The Unbelievable Truth: Radio 4, 4 April
Battlechefs: W, 4 April
Drive: ITV, 5 April
The Almost Impossible Game Show series 2: ITV2, 6 April
Have I Got News for You series 51, 8 April
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi-Finals: BBC4, 10 and 12 May
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Final: BBC1, 14 May

See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.

 

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Drive
30 March Vernon drives to success
Next week, Vernon Kay will host Drive on ITV. He's now the second most prolific game show host in the UK with 16 main hosting roles. Vernon moves clear of the late Bob Monkhouse, who is now in third place with 15 shows. Davina McCall remains the current leader, she's fronted 17 programmes.

The X Factor
29 March Your Saturday Night Starts Right Here!
Dermot O'Leary is returning to host The X Factor. The announcement was made almost a year after he left the programme. The 2015 series was helmed by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs and saw mixed reviews and falling ratings. The new series, which will also see the return of the room auditions, will begin in the summer.

Paul Daniels
17 March You WON'T Like This
Magician Paul Daniels died today at the age of 77 after he was taken to hospital a month ago following a brain tumor. He is well known for hosting such game shows as Odd One Out, Dealing with Daniels and Every Second Counts.

Jack Dee
15 March I'm Jack Dee and I'm Fired
Jack Dee has fired himself as the host of The Apprentice spin-off programme You're Fired! He said "It's been a tough decision to leave You're Fired, I'd like to thank The Apprentice team, BBC2, the candidates and the 'Big Man' Lord Sugar himself for making me feel so welcome but now, in keeping with The Apprentice tradition, I am firing myself. Good luck with the next series.".

Robot Wars
3 February Dara, Standby!
Dara O'Briain has been announced as the new host for the Robot Wars revival. Angela Scanlon will work alongside him as co-host. Jonathan Pearce will return as commentator. The new series will be recorded in Glasgow, and will go out on BBC2 later in the year.

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