Nine contestants work as a team to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and amass prize money up to a total of £1,000 per round. After each round, the contestants vote for whoever they consider the worst player. That player is the Weakest Link and is forced to endure the humiliating Walk of Shame. This continues with a decreasing time limit until only two players are left. They play head to head to decide the victor. Only the final winner wins any money. The other eight players leave with nothing. Host Anne Robinson is on hand to provide scathing commentary on the players' progress (or lack thereof), armed with her legendary catch-phrase: "You are the Weakest Link: goodbye!" Written by
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There were a total of 1,693 episodes broadcast from August 2000 to March 2012, making the show one of the consecutively longest-running British quiz shows. The show ended at the request of Anne Robinson, who was wishing to pursue other projects and had stayed with the show for longer than intended. See more
Jon Briggs - Commentator
...but will the team notice this?