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Poll of the Year 2012

Poll of the Year 2012
Unbelieveably despite wind, rain and financial crashes the world did not end in 2012. But something the Mayans did predict correctly is that once again UKGameshows.com and Bother's Bar would be doing another of its polls of the year just gone. What new shows did you like? Which ones weren't you so fond of? We wanted to know. The results are in! Thanks very much to everyone who voted, we had a record number of ballots.

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?

Gory Games

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

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire live special: ITV, 19 December
The Chase Text Santa special: ITV, 20 December
University Challenge Christmas 2013: BBC2, 20 December
Just a Minute Christmas special: Radio 4, 23 December
Would I Lie to You? Christmas special: BBC1, 23 December
Celebrity Mastermind: BBC1, 23 December
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special: BBC1, 25 December
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013: Channel 4, 26 December
All-Star Family Fortunes Christmas special: ITV, 28 December
The Cube Christmas special: ITV, 28 December
That Puppet Game Show resumes: BBC1, 29 December
Catchphrase celebrity special: ITV, 29 December
The Unbelievable Truth series 12: Radio 4, 30 December
Mock the Week Christmas special: BBC2, 31 December
The Chase series 7 continued: ITV, 2 January 2014
Fake Reaction series 2: ITV2, 2 January
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown series 2: Channel 4, 3 January
Celebrity Big Brother series 13: Channel 5, 3 January
Splash! series 2: ITV, 4 January
Take Me Out series 6: ITV, 4 January
Who Dares Wins series 7: BBC1, 4 January
Dancing on Ice 2014: ITV, 5 January
All-Star Family Fortunes series 10: ITV, 5 January
Antiques Road Trip series 7 continued: BBC1, 6 January
Britain's Best Bakery series 2: ITV, 6 January
The Voice UK series 3: BBC1, 11 January

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

 

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18 December Travis Penery
Everyone at UKGameshows.com is very sad to hear of the death of Travis Penery, one of our contributors and a long-standing member of the UK game show fandom scene. Travis was well-known for his in-depth knowledge of formats and selflessly shared his passion for television with fans both in the UK and around the world. Often his Christmas cards contained a small bundle of CDs containing rarities he had found from his extensive sources, including his own satellite TV system. He also wrote his own blog and contributed UK-skewing articles to the US game show site Buzzerblog. He died aged 29, following complications from a stroke. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his friends and family.

The Voice UK
19 September The BBC Reveals its New Voice
After drip-feeding information for a week, the BBC has finally confirmed the full line-up for the upcoming third series of The Voice UK. Returning coaches Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am with be joined by Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, while Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will be the new presenters. The new series will air in January, avoiding a ratings battle with Britain's Got Talent.

Coach Trip
4 September Coach Trip Back on the Road
Channel 4 have announced that they have commissioned a ninth series of Coach Trip. The series which sees tour guide Brendan Sheerin overseeing a couples tour of Europe, with the least popular couple voted off at the end of each day, last aired in March 2012. The new series will consist of thirty half-hour episodes, and will take in countries in southern Europe.

The X Factor
6 August Louis has The Exit Factor
Louis Walsh has revealed that the upcoming tenth series of The X Factor will be his last. The Irish music mogul has judged on all series of the programme since it first aired in 2004. During his time on the programme he has mentored several acts that have gone on to have chart success, including JLS, Shayne Ward, Union J, and Jedward.

Knightmare
24 July Life Force Replenished
There's to be a new edition of Knightmare, distributed on the internet. Original producer Tim Child has returned to the one-off show, which features Jessie Cave from Harry Potter and comedian Isy Suttie. This summer will also see a stage show of Knightmare performed at the Edinburgh Festival.

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
9 July 8 Out of 10 Cats Prefer Countdown
Channel 4 have announced that 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown has been commissioned for a full series. The format, which sees the 8 Out of 10 Cats regulars invade the Countdown studio, originated from the Channel 4 Mash-up evening aired in January 2012. This special, originally intended as a one-off, rated well, and led to three more specials being aired. The new series is scheduled to air this summer.

Dancing on Ice
21 May Dancing on Ice Skates Off
ITV have announced that the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice, scheduled to air in January 2014, will be the last. The format, which first aired in 2006, will bow out by celebrating the 30th anniversary of Torvill & Dean's gold-medal-winning performance of Bolero at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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