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Introduction

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Welcome to UKGameshows.com, all the way from Memphis. We currently have 5,496 articles for you to read. Here are some of our newest articles. Enjoy your visit, and please use the Feedback form below if you have any information to add to our site.

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Poll of the Year 2011

Poll of the Year 2011
To build a better future we must look to the past. We can't remember who said that originally but it doesn't really matter, all you need to know is that another year has gone by and it's time for you to judge that year once again. Closing date is Friday 13th January 2012, so don't hang around.

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?

Before They Were Famous

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

University Challenge

Only Connect vs Mastermind special: BBC4, 9 January
Playing it Straight series 2: E4, 9 January
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off: BBC2, 10 January
The Exit List: ITV1, 10 January
The Million Pound Drop series 6: Channel 4, 13 January
Masterchef: BBC1, 17 January

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

 

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Shooting Stars

Game show news

Big Brother
6 January End of the Run for Bob
Game show legend Bob Holness has died peacefully this morning. He had been suffering from heart conditions for several years. The South African-born actor and radio presenter hosted the long-running student quiz Blockbusters and a modern incarnation of Call My Bluff.

Strictly Come Dancing
2 January Alesha Dixon leaves Strictly
It has been announced that Alesha Dixon will not return to the judging panel for the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, which is due to air later this year. Dixon has been a judge on the programme since 2009, when she controversially replaced original judge Arlene Phillips. Instead, Dixon will judge on Britain's Got Talent, alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and newcomer David Walliams.

Big Brother
31 December That's Sir Big Brother to you
The New Year's Honours list has recognised people associated with game shows. Former Endemol Creative Director Peter Bazalgette, the overseer of shows including Big Brother and Ready Steady Cook, is appointed a Knight. There's a CBE for Ronnie Corbett for his services to broadcasting, Lorraine Kelly is appointed OBE for her charity work, and Stuart Hall is honoured for both of these reasons.

Eggheads
1 December Eggheads crack
C J de Mooi, the curly-haired one, has announced he's leaving Eggheads. In a brief statement, he said "I'm acting full time now and that's what I want to pursue."

Countdown
16 November Countdown to Nick Hewer: You're Hired
One of Alan Sugar's henchmen from The Apprentice will be the new host of Countdown. Nick Hewer will host the parlour game from the start of 2012, and said in a Channel 4 press release, "It's particularly fitting that I should be doing this now as my spelling has started to slip quite badly. I used to be able spell chrysanthemum."

Shooting Stars
15 November Uvavu! Shooting Stars axed
The BBC has confirmed that is has cancelled long-running comedy panel show Shooting Stars. Hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, the programme first appeared on TV screens in 1993, and despite two hiatuses in the time since, has racked up over 70 episodes of anarchic fun.

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