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Poll of the Year 2022 - The Results!
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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.

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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?

Richard Bacon

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

Challenge Anneka: Channel 5, 18 March
The Chase Celebrities new episodes: ITV, 19 March
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Channel 4, 19 March
Rise and Fall: Channel 4, 19 March
Eggheads series 24 resumes: Channel 5, 20 March
Race Across the World series 3: BBC1, 22 March
Farm to Feast: Best Menu Wins series 2: BBC1 Northern Ireland, 24 March
Project Icon: BBC Three, 26 March
Tempting Fortune: Channel 4, 26 March
You Heard It Here First: Radio 4, 28 March
Celebrity Hunted series 5: Channel 4, 28 March
Future Food Stars series 2: BBC1, 30 March
Taskmaster series 15: Channel 4, 30 March
The Bidding Room series 4 resumes, 3 April
Unbeatable series 2 resumes: BBC1, 3 April
Pointless series 29: BBC1, 3 April
Strangers on a Plane: Channel 4, 3 April
Naked Attraction series 7: Channel 4, 4 April
Weakest Link series 2 resumes: BBC1, 7 April


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The Great British Bake Off
17 March Alison Hammond enters the tent
This Morning regular Alison Hammond has been confirmed as the new co-host of The Great British Bake Off. She replaces Matt Lucas who is stepping down after three years.

15 March Three more years of tasking as well as a new version
Channel 4 and Avalon announced that they have renewed Taskmaster for six more series as well as launching a version for kids called "Junior Taskmaster". The Junior version will not have the same hosts as the main version. The fifteenth series begins on Thursday 30th March.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey
2 February Kit Hesketh-Harvey
The death has been announced of Kit Hesketh-Harvey, aged 65. He was half of the cabaret duo "Kit and the Widow" alongside pianist Richard Sisson; they jointly hosted the one series wonder The Entertainment Game. Kit also made many appearances on the comedy panel game Just a Minute.

Deal or No Deal
19 January Let's Make a Deal
A piece in The Mirror has reported that ITV is planning a 20 episode revival of Deal or No Deal with Stephen Mulhern as host after a positive reception for the two pilots he hosted back in December. We'll report more when we have confirmation on it.

17 January Pop Goes the Master
Ken Bruce has announced that he will be leaving his mid-morning show on BBC Radio 2 at the end of March after 31 years. He will be moving to Greatest Hits Radio to replace Mark Goodier at the start of April and will be taking his long-running Popmaster quiz with him.

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