Man O Man



Chris Tarrant


Hostesses: Claire Bell, Martine Cameron Carter, Annabelle Dalling, Lisa French, Fleur Golding, Teresa Lambert, Tracy McAndrew, Vanessa Morris, Suzanne Parker and Clare Louise Turton (1996)

Kate Lock (1996)
John Ireland (1998)
Bruce Hammal (1999)


Reg Grundy Productions and Anglia for ITV, 4 May to 3 August 1996 (12 episodes in 1 series)

Grundy for ITV, 8 August 1998 to 7 August 1999 (2 specials + 8 episodes in 1 series)


Secretly quite good fun version of a European hit which didn't do quite so well over here, but it did receive cult status after its run and it was comissioned two one-off specials and a second series. Man O Man turns the idea of beauty pageants on its head.

Here, a group of ten men are judged by a ravenous audience of tipsy females. They must try and impress them over a number of rounds (first impressions, personality, party piece, chat-up lines, the all-important 'hunks in trunks' round and so on). After each event, the women in the audience would vote on who they liked the best. The men would line up in front of a swimming pool, and the shows resident hostesses (or in the one-offs and second series, celebs) would one at a time go up to one of the blokes and either kiss him to tell him that he's still in, or push him in the swimming pool to show that he's been eliminated. The last man left won a motorbike.


"Girls, go get 'em!"


Based on the German format Mann-o-Mann.

Theme music

1996: Rick Turk

1998-9: Horny '98 by Mousse T. vs. Hot 'N' Juicy

Opening titles from 1999!

Web links

Wikipedia entry


Chris Tarrant and some women
Chris Tarrant and some cards
Some men
Some women


Let's paradise like it's 1996!

See also

The quite similar God's Gift.


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