Comedians may be huge in the world of travel but they are also huge at being casted as the hosts of gameshows. So welcome to a feature that is going to look at these shows in depth.

Whether they have been going for years, a week or got cancelled we have got them all. Welcome to the world of game shows. This week we look at a gameshow that was devised through a popular term that became famous in the Presidential Elections – The Fake News Show

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Channel – Channel 4
First Aired –  6 February 2017
Hosted by Comedians – Stephen Mangan
Series – 1
Summary Of Show – The show’s title is a reference to the concept of ‘fake news’, a term popularised by President Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. presidential election

About the Show 

This show was a pilot series that aired in 2017 and was based on the term that became popular by Donald Trump in his election campaign. The show first released a pilot in February and the full series aired in May of 2017.  The show was hosted as Stephen Mangan and the panel captains were comedians Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman. The aim of the show was to decifer what news stories were actually real or fake.

Each episode ran for thirty minutes and was produced by Hatrick Productions. In the original pilot episode for every question that was correct the team would win thousands of points but because it came across too complicated it was changed to one point per team in the real show.

 

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