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Jimmy Carr

Welcome to UKGameshows.com, the permanent resting place of the Glitterball. We currently have 5,578 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 2021

Poll of the Year 2021 - The results!
Thanks for all your votes, they've been counted and verified and you can now watch, read and digest to your heart's content. See you next year!


Impact of Covid-19

Impact of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, and the world of game shows is no exception, so we now have a dedicated page to keep tabs on the shows affected. Do give us a shout if you know of something we've missed.


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 - now updated for 2022 and ranging from stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to, er, Man O Man. Who knew?

Vernon Kay

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

New Shows

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final: BBC1 and Radio 2, 14 May
Just a Minute series 89: Radio 4, 16 May
Beat the Chasers new episodes: ITV, 16 May
Hypothetical series 4: Dave, 18 May
Hunted: Channel 4, 22 May
Bake Off The Professionals 2022: Channel 4, 24 May
Flipping Fast: Channel 4, 25 May

 

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Countdown
10 May Countdown Colindrum (again)
Colin Murray will return to the presenter's chair on Countdown, at least on a temporary basis, when Anne Robinson leaves in mid-July. Murray has previously presented 33 editions of the show, filling in for Nick Hewer in late 2020 and early 2021.

The Chase
9 May Bradley's Big BAFTA
The Chase won the Daytime category at last night's BAFTA awards. Paul Sinha said it was "one of the proudest days of my life". Saturday Night Takeaway took the Entertainment Programme, and the public voted Rose and Giovanni's silent dance on Strictly Come Dancing their favourite moment.

Countdown
2 May Anne's Final Countdown
Anne Robinson has announced her departure from Countdown after only hosting the show for one year. No replacement has yet been announced.

Richard Osman
8 April Richard's Pointless exit
Richard Osman is to leave the daytime version of Pointless after 13 years, to concentrate on his writing career. Alexander Armstrong will continue to host the show alongside a series of guest co-hosts. Osman will continue to appear on the Celebrities version, as well as hosting House of Games.

Bamber Gascoigne
8 February Bamber Gascoigne
The death has been announced of Bamber Gascoigne, at the age of 87. A writer and historian, Gascoigne became a household name as host of University Challenge which he presented from 1962 to 1987.

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