26 October 2012 4:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Alexander Armstrong's Pointless sidekick on the quiz show concepts that should never have been made

I have made some terrible TV shows in my life. I am honestly blushing just thinking about them. I've never actually intended to do this, but from time to time you lose control of the steering and can only watch as your project drives into a brick wall. We all make mistakes, right? But not all of our mistakes end up being presented by Nick Knowles on primetime TV. So, with my own inadequacies in mind, here are some of the most pointless gameshows of all time, each one an example of the different traps well-meaning producers endlessly fall into. It is only fair that I start with one of my very own…

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