Game shows

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Richard Bacon on cancel culture, cocaine and his coma: ‘I’m good at getting back up again’
A medical crisis and an infamous sacking would have floored many people. But the presenter is busier than ever - both on and off screen

Emine Saner

02, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Victoria Coren Mitchell: ‘I’m not at all competitive, which surprises people’
The writer, presenter and professional poker player on taking part in Taskmaster, her pub quiz dilemma and a life surrounded by comedians

Michael Hogan

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Outsiders: David Mitchell’s desperate bid to outdo the genius of Taskmaster
From wielding axes to rescuing parachutists, Mitchell’s new show gives comics wacky missions to complete. It’s great fun – but it would be far better if a certain other series didn’t exist

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Morning Show; Manhunt: The Night Stalker and more
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s TV anchors have reverted to sparring, while Martin Clunes’s real-life detective faces fresh horrors

Barbara Ellen

26, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks review – Daisy May Cooper takes on the pop patriarchy
The music quiz is back from rehab, cleaned up and on Sky. Girls are finally allowed, too – though with a show this confused, they might regret smashing this glass ceiling

Stuart Jeffries

21, Sep, 2021 @8:45 PM

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The week in TV: The Chair; When Ruby Wax Met…; Mastermind; See
Sandra Oh and co delight in Netflix’s smart, funny university drama; former celebrity interviewer Ruby Wax looks back in angst; and Clive Myrie is a Mastermind natural

Barbara Ellen

29, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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‘They wanted my meerkat to sound like a Russian Alan Sugar’ – meet TV’s secret superstars
They are TV’s unsung heroes, adored yet unrecognised. But do voice artists and mask-wearers ever crave fame? From the man behind the meerkats to Star Trek’s prosthetic-laden Captain Saru, we find out

Alex Mistlin

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Apocalypse Wow review – the worst thing you will ever see with your eyes
In this budget BDSM game show, D-list celebs demean themselves for absolutely no one’s pleasure. What a tragic torture palace

Lucy Mangan

16, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Goths, wrestlers and lube-filled paddling pools: is this the strangest gameshow ever?
With Apocalypse Wow, ITV2 has finally pushed the boundaries of television beyond what was previously possible

Joel Golby

10, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘A flaccid little attempt at spikiness’: Anne Robinson takes over Countdown
It takes a specific type of person to sparkle in this presenting gig, and judging by her first episode, Robinson could prove to be Countdown’s weakest link

Stuart Heritage

28, Jun, 2021 @3:31 PM

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‘Fiery as ever’: Romesh Ranganathan replaces Anne Robinson for Weakest Link reboot
The comic and presenter will host a new version of the quiz series, best remembered for its presenter’s acerbic putdowns

Hannah J Davies

28, Jun, 2021 @9:54 AM

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Anne Robinson: ‘I’m the oldest woman on TV who’s not judging cakes’
The new presenter of Countdown on bucking TV’s ageism trend, her ‘Queen of Mean’ reputation, and what Fleet Street taught her

Michael Hogan

27, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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