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Poll of the Year 2014 - THE RESULTS ARE IN!
You've sent in your votes and it's been a record breaking year - thanks very much for that. What did you think were the best and worst new shows of the last year? It's time to find out.
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 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.
In the pipeline
Benchmark Channel 4: 1 June
The Chase new episodes: ITV, 1 June
The Cube series 8: ITV, 3 June
The Lie series 2: STV, 4 June
Guitar Star: Sky Arts, 9 June
Mock the Week series 11: BBC2, 11 June
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
26 May 2015 No More Buzzcocks
The BBC has announced that long-running music-based panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks
will not return. The programme first aired in 1996, and has seen three permanent hosts, and more than 60 guest hosts during its 28 series run. The final episode, a best-of compilation of the previous series, aired in January.
27 April 2015 Claude, You're Hired!
The BBC has announced that Claude Littner will replace Nick Hewer as one of Lord Sugar's advisors on the upcoming series of The Apprentice
. Littner, notable for his tough interview style on previous series, will line-up alongside fellow advisor Karren Brady when the programme returns in the autumn.
17 April 2015 Olly & Caroline have The X Factor
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have been announced as the new hosts of The X Factor
. The appointments were strongly rumoured for several weeks, and will re-unite Murs and Flack who previously hosted spin-off programme The Xtra Factor
together in 2011-2. The new series will begin airing in the summer.
27 March 2015 Leaving the Competition Tonight is... Dermot O'LearyDermot O'Leary
has announced that he has left The X Factor
. He first hosted the programme in 2007, when he took over from original host Kate Thornton
. O'Leary commented, 'After eight wonderful years on The X Factor it's time for me to move on'. A replacement has not yet been announced.
19 March Channel 5 moves in with Big Brother Again
It has been announced that Channel 5 has extended its deal to broadcast Big Brother
for another three years. The agreement between the channel's owner Viacom, and Endemol subsidiary Initial, will see two celebrity series and one civilian series, as well as associated spin-offs, air each year until the end of 2018.
Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.
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