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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
Release the Hounds Christmas special: ITV2, 18 December
World's Strongest Man 2014: Channel 5, 20 December
Celebrity Squares Christmas special: ITV, 20 December
University Challenge at Christmas: BBC2, 20 December
Celebrity Mastermind: BBC1, 21 December
Brain of Britain Brain of Brains: Radio 4, 22 December
Britain Versus the World: BBC Radio 4 Extra, 22 December
A Question of Sport Christmas special: BBC1, 22 December
Would I Lie to You? Christmas special: BBC1, 22 December
Fifteen-to-One Christmas special: Channel 4, 23 December
Mock the Week Christmas special: BBC2, 23 December
A League of Their Own Christmas special: Sky1, 24 December
Fighting Talk Christmas special: Radio 5, 25 December
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special: BBC1, 25 December
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2014: Channel 4, 26 December
Through the Keyhole Christmas special: ITV, 26 December
Win Your Wish List: BBC1, 27 December
Brain of Britain 2015: Radio 4, 29 December
The Unbelievable Truth series 14: BBC Radio 4, 29 December
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas special: Channel 4, 29 December
Mock the Week New Year special: BBC2, 31 December
Room 101 series 4: BBC1, 2 January
Celebrity Big Brother series 15: Channel 5, 7 January
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
23 September 2014 Rita Ora finds her Voice
The BBC have announced that Rita Ora will join the judging panel on The Voice UK
when it returns for its fourth series early next year. The singer, who will replace Kylie Minogue, guest judged on The X Factor
in 2012, and will appear alongside returning coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, and Ricky Wilson.
17 September 2014 Rising Star Falls
ITV has cancelled forthcoming singing contest Rising Star
. The series, which was to have replaced Dancing on Ice
early next year, sees viewers voting via an app as contestants perform, with only those securing 70% or more positive votes progressing to the next stage. The programme was a success in its native Israel, but has under-performed in both the United States and Germany, prompting ITV's decision to cancel it.
8 September 2014 Deal for a Decade
Channel 4 has renewed Deal or No Deal
until the end of 2015. The agreement makes sure that Noel
and his red box club will mark their tenth birthday at the end of October next year. We've also heard about changes to the game, including a way for the studio player to demand an offer from The Banker.
9 July 2014 New Rock Follies
Welsh stand-up comic Rhod Gilbert has been confirmed as the new permanent host of the music comedy panel game Never Mind the Buzzcocks
. Guest presenters have filled the chair for 4 years, since Simon Amstell stepped down as the resident ringmaster in 2008.
11 June 2014 Zig-a-zig-ah! Mel B joins The X Factor
Mel B has been announced as the fourth and final judge on this year's series of The X Factor
. The former Spice Girl was previously a guest judge on the 2012 series, and has also judged on the Australian version of the programme, and on America's Got Talent
. She will join Simon Cowell
and Cheryl Cole who are returning to the panel, as well as long-standing judge Louis Walsh
, who, contrary to earlier reports, has not left the programme. The new series will begin airing in the summer.
19 May 2014 They're in a League Of Their Own (Again)
That's the BAFTA-winning A League of Their Own
, folks. Sky's flagship sports-and-entertainment quiz won the BAFTA award for Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme. Ant
won Best Entertainment Programme and Best Entertainment Performance for Saturday Night Takeaway
Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.
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