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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[File:Square tarrant great pretender.jpg|Chris Tarrant]]</div>20 March '''Tarrant becomes #1 all-time UK host'''<br/>With the launch of ITV's [[The Door]] in April, [[Chris Tarrant]] becomes indisputably the most successful UK game show host of all time. He will have 17 main hosting roles to his credit, and involvement in 18 different formats overall, beating the late [[Bob Monkhouse]] who, to our knowledge, had 15 main hosting roles. Tarrant's varied career has included two shows with diametrically opposite aims: [[Lose a Million]] and [[Who Wants to be a Millionaire?]] as well as board game conversions ([[Cluedo]], [[PSI]]) and the raucous [[Man O Man]].<br/><br/>
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<div class="square" style="float:left">[[File:Square tarrant great pretender.jpg|Chris Tarrant]]</div>20 March '''Tarrant becomes #1 all-time UK host'''<br/>With the launch of ITV's [[The Door]] in April, [[Chris Tarrant]] becomes indisputably the [[UK Game Show Records#Most formats hosted|most successful UK game show host of all time]]. He will have 17 main hosting roles to his credit, and involvement in 18 different formats overall, beating the late [[Bob Monkhouse]] who, to our knowledge, had 15 main hosting roles. Tarrant's varied career has included two shows with diametrically opposite aims: [[Lose a Million]] and [[Who Wants to be a Millionaire?]] as well as board game conversions ([[Cluedo]], [[PSI]]) and the raucous [[Man O Man]].<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:right">[[File:Square a question of sport.jpg|A Question of Sport]]</div>16 February '''A Question of Sport to tour'''<br/>[[A Question of Sport]] is to mark its 40th anniversary year by going out on tour. It follows in the footsteps of shows as diverse as [[I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue]], [[Who Wants to be a Millionaire]] and [[Dancing on Ice]] which have cashed in on their popularity with non-broadcast variants. Host [[Sue Barker]] and team captains Matt Dawson and [[Phil Tufnell]] are all signed up to take part in the 15-date tour.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:right">[[File:Square a question of sport.jpg|A Question of Sport]]</div>16 February '''A Question of Sport to tour'''<br/>[[A Question of Sport]] is to mark its 40th anniversary year by going out on tour. It follows in the footsteps of shows as diverse as [[I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue]], [[Who Wants to be a Millionaire]] and [[Dancing on Ice]] which have cashed in on their popularity with non-broadcast variants. Host [[Sue Barker]] and team captains Matt Dawson and [[Phil Tufnell]] are all signed up to take part in the 15-date tour.<br/><br/>

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Chris Tarrant
20 March Tarrant becomes #1 all-time UK host
With the launch of ITV's The Door in April, Chris Tarrant becomes indisputably the most successful UK game show host of all time. He will have 17 main hosting roles to his credit, and involvement in 18 different formats overall, beating the late Bob Monkhouse who, to our knowledge, had 15 main hosting roles. Tarrant's varied career has included two shows with diametrically opposite aims: Lose a Million and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? as well as board game conversions (Cluedo, PSI) and the raucous Man O Man.

A Question of Sport
16 February A Question of Sport to tour
A Question of Sport is to mark its 40th anniversary year by going out on tour. It follows in the footsteps of shows as diverse as I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Dancing on Ice which have cashed in on their popularity with non-broadcast variants. Host Sue Barker and team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are all signed up to take part in the 15-date tour.

Noel Edmonds
15 February Beat the Monkey to make Noel Feel Good?
Noel Edmonds has set up a new company, Feel Good Television, and is currently touting a number of potential formats. Feel Good will concentrate on exploiting format rights and will contract production out to other companies. Among the formats being shopped around are valuation game Bank It or Bin It, which recently filmed a pilot, and the headline-grabbing Beat the Monkey, in which questions will be selected by a monkey in recorded inserts.

Escape From Scorprion Island
13 February CBBC cleans up at KidScreen Awards
Escape from Scorpion Island has been honoured as Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series at the inaugural KidScreen Awards. It was one of five trophies picked up by CBBC at the awards, which aim to recognise engaging and entertaining children's TV from around the world.

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