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Poll of the Year 2013 - THE RESULTS!
Lumme, it's a harsh world this game show business, no? None of the top five in the 2012 poll are still in production, so what does that bode for the crop of 2013? Well, we're not fortune tellers, but you can find out what you, THE PUBLIC thought in the Poll of the Year 2013 results!
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?
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
Sport Relief's Top Dog: BBC2, 3 March
School of Hard Sums series 3: Dave, 5 March
Timeline: Challenge, 6 March
Sport Relief Does Glee Club 2014: CBBC, 10 March
Four in a Bed series 6: Channel 4, 10 March
Celebrity Juice series 11: ITV2, 13 March
Catchphrase series 19: ITV, 16 March
Only Connect Sport Relief special: BBC4, 17 March
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
7 February 2014 Simon Cowell's Back
Three years after he last judged musical careers, Simon Cowell
will return to The X Factor
in the UK. He left us to star in the US version of the show, which wasn't such a success, and now returns to find the next Shayne Ward.
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.
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
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.
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
Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.
The University Challenge Quiz Book
Buy it now!
3500 questions from the show styled "Britain's most difficult quiz".
For more game show goodies, visit the Prize Pound.
Numerous articles including polls, reports and lists.