Hot Tub Ranking



Naoko Mori (as 'Mia')


Endemol UK Productions for five, 23 September to 28 October 2005 (6 episodes in 1 series)


A sexed-up version of Your Face or Mine?. A group of women go through a series of beauty contest-style rounds. A group of men, meanwhile, are rating the women for attractiveness behind a two-way mirror. There's rounds for the face, bum, boobs and the overall package. For every girl that places themselves in the correct position of the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 order, they win £500 for the collective prize pool. There's something not quite mathematically correct about this, since 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 gives no matches with the correct order of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 even though essentially only one person is in the wrong place. In the final round, they get to double their money if they get the correct order based on their overall looks, with useful information gained from the previous rounds.

The whole thing is loosely done as a spoof, with the host pretending to be a new-on-the-job presenter for a Japanese TV station. This leads to Jap humour of the order of: "Did you boys enjoy ranking all over my girls?" Er, quite.

At the end of the show, the girls get their revenge by rating the three male judges in 1, 2, 3 order, which the men must guess correctly for them to win cash too. Then, and puzzlingly only then, does everyone leap into the hot tub over the end credits.


The bizarre title might be influenced by the Japanese game show Muscle Ranking, otherwise known in the UK as Under Pressure.


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