Your Face or Mine?



Jimmy Carr (and June Sarpong from 2002-3)


Talkback for E4, 2 September 2002 to 23 May 2003 (45 episodes in 2 series)

Talkback for Comedy Central, 2017 to present


Shallow but secretly quite good fun ego bashing show.

A couple could walk away with £4000 if they are good judges of appearance. In the first round they are given ten pairs of celebrities and they have to guess which ones the audience thought were better looking. They have a minute to get through all ten, and each correct answer is worth £10.

In round two they must compare themselves to people in photos. The male partner is compared to male photos and the females female. Meanwhile, it's their partner who must predict which way the audience will vote. A correct answer here is worth £25. There's at least one embarrassing moment when they slag off someone in a photograph only for that person to be in the audience.

In round three each question is worth the total value from rounds one and two so the money racks up. Now their partners must judge between their partner and some mystery guests bought into the studio. Whilst these start out as random people, they very quickly become people the couple know (friends, housemates and naturally, ex-partners).

The exciting climax is double or nothing. They must decide between them which one of them is the better looking, whilst goaded on by Carr and Sarpong.

These were churned out for then-pay TV channel E4 but soon found their way as timefillers on Channel 4, and more recently 4Music.

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