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Poll of the Year 2023

Poll of the Year 2023 - RESULTS ARE IN!
Thanks for all your votes! They've been counted and the write up is now available, with all your usual witty comments and acute observations.

Impact of COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic 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?

The 64,000 Dollar Question

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.

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New Shows

I Literally Just Told You series 3 continues: Channel 4, 12 July
The 3rd Degree series 12: Radio 4, 14 July
Battle in the Box: U&Dave, 16 July
Too Hot to Handle series 6: Netflix, 19 July
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown: Channel 4, 19 July
The Weakest Link Olympics special: BBC1, 20 July
The Great House Giveaway: Channel 4, 22 July
Cooking With the Stars series 4: ITV1, 30 July
Love Is Blind UK: Netflix, 7 August

 

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Riddiculous
17 July Yet another series? That is even more Riddiculous!
A third series of Riddiculous has been announced by ITV. The second series that aired in January garnered its biggest audience to date with an average of 1.3 million viewers in the 3pm slot and over 2.7 million streams on ITVX. Series 3, like Series 2, will consist of 25 episodes.

14 July BBC Four to have a three week summer season of Saturday Night classics
While BBC One will be fully occupied with this year's Summer Olympics from Paris, France, BBC Four will be showing some classic Saturday Night shows from the archives for the next three Saturday nights from 27 July to 10 August. Game shows include The Generation Game, Blankety Blank, Bob's Full House, Noel's House Party and the very first episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

The Piano
17 June The Piano: Lang Lang out, Batiste in
Lang Lang has announced he is stepping down from his role as judge on Channel 4 hit The Piano after this year's Christmas special. He will be replaced by Grammy and Oscar winning composer Jon Batiste (pictured) for next year's series, which is currently in production.

Tempting Fortune
23 April Extending the Temptation
Tempting Fortune is coming back for an extended series of eight episodes. It's the programme where people go on an expedition and can buy luxuries from a communal prize pot. Channel 4 say that last year's run was one of their most successful new shows of 2023, particularly strong amongst young viewers on catch-up.

Gladiators
28 March Gladiators: The Second Coming
A second series of Gladiators has been announced by the BBC ahead of the Grand Final this Saturday, after the first series received an average of a whopping 8.3 million viewers. The second series, like the first, will consist of 11 episodes.

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