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Poll of the Year 2020

Poll of the Year 2020 - Results Sunday!
It's been a challenging year for all, especially for TV production. And you've told us who coped with it best in our annual Poll of the 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 - it lists stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to surprises such as Kate Thornton's Dishes. Who knew?


While 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

Fast Food Face Off: BBC3, 12 July
Brain of Britain 2021: Radio 4, 12 July
Pointless new episodes: BBC1 BBC2, 12 July and BBC1 thereafter
Only Connect series 17: BBC2, 12 July
University Challenge series 51: BBC2, 12 July
Cooking With the Stars: ITV, 13 July
Can I Improve My Memory? series: Channel 4, 15 July
Apocalypse Wow: ITV2, 16 July
The Rap Game UK series 3: BBC1, 22 July
Take Off series: BBC1, 24 July
The Wheel series 2: BBC1, 24 July
The Unbelievable Truth series 26: Radio 4, 26 July
Celebrity Masterchef series 16: BBC1, 9 August
Just a Minute series 87: Radio 4, 6 September


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The X Factor
28 July The Axe Factor
After 15 years of being on the air, ITV have announced that The X Factor has been axed stating that there are no current plans for the next series.

21 July Black To Front
The hosts for Countdown's Black To Front special on 10 September 2021 have been announced. Trevor McDonald, Anne-Marie Imafidon and Lemn Sissay will take over from Anne Robinson, Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu will begin that day by presenting a special episode of The Big Breakfast.

18 July Tom O'Connor
The Merseyside-born comedian and quiz show host Tom O'Connor has died after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. The former teacher came to fame by winning Opportunity Knocks three times, and went on to present a number of well-received game shows including Crosswits, I've Got a Secret and Gambit.

8 July Campbell, you're hired (again!)
In a busy day for BBC casting news, it has been announced that Tim Campbell will be joining Lord Sugar in the boardroom for the next series of The Apprentice. Campbell, the series' first winner back in 2005, is standing in for Claude Littner who is recovering from an injury.

8 July Let the Question see the Sport
Paddy McGuinness has been announced as the new host of A Question of Sport, with retired hockey player Sam Quek and retired rugby player Ugo Monye the new captains. They replace Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell in the new series later this year.

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