Comedians are being casted left right and centre 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 sadly finished permanently this year – Room 101.
Channel – BBC Two (1994-2007) BBC One (2012-2018)
First Aired – 4th July 1994
Hosted by Comedians – Nick Hancock (1994-1999) Paul Merton (1999-2007) Frank Skinner (2012-2018)
Series – 18
Summary Of Show – A show where celebrities through things they really hate into a fictional room called Room 101.
About the Show
The show was based on a radio show that had the same name and the same concept – the idea behind it is celebrities and comedians discuss what pet hates they want to abolish and try and persuade the host to put it into Room 101 to never return again. The show has had three different hosts over the years and the most recent host Frank Skinner came a tiny revamp to the show as well.
The show originally used to be a one on one type of chat where the presenter and the guest would discuss the pet peeves and then with the revamp it came with three different contestants competing to have their pet peeve binned and the host would decide the winner of each round.
There have many contestants on the show over the years including Ricky Gervais, Spike Milligan, Stephen Fry, Boris Johnson and Ben Miller. The show over the years has been the forefront of a number of different controversy’s including Josh Widdicombe wanting to bin Devon,