The Big Fat Quiz of the Year



Jimmy Carr


Hot Sauce for Channel 4, 28 December 2004 to present

as The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, 2 November 2007


Much as the title suggests, this is a comedy quiz about the year just gone - mainly to ensure Jimmy Carr has no day off. Ever. Six questions are asked about two months of the year in turn, with answers scribbled down using electronic pens. The answers are then revealed and scored. Guests come on at various points to liven up the proceedings.

Quite good knockabout fun, even if the swearing will make our Mum blush like a beetroot. Incidentally, we thought we were anal until we found the Wikipedia entry for this show. Hooray for Internet-addicted teenagers!

As part of the celebrations to mark 20 years since Channel 4 began broadcasting, a one-off special, The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, featuring questions about Channel 4's programming over the previous two decades was aired in November 2007.


2004 June Sarpong and Jonathan Ross
2005 Sharon Osbourne and Jonathan Ross
2006 Noel Fielding and Russell Brand
2007 Rob Brydon and David Mitchell
2008 Dara O'Briain and Davina McCall
2009 David Mitchell and Charlie Brooker
2010 Jonathan Ross and Ruth Jones

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
2007 Jack Dee and Alan Carr









  • Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade
  • Jonathan Ross and Ruth Jones
  • Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz



Several editions of the BFQOTY have been produced by Jonathan Ross's wife, Jane Goldman, with Ross getting in on the act himself for the 2010 edition.

Web links

Wikipedia entry


The line-up from the 2006 edition
The 2009 protagonists

See also

Big Fat Anniversary Quiz review


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