British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.
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Anne Robinson ...
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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 Robert Hampton

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The show produced the iconic catchphrase "you are the Weakest Link, goodbye", which Anne Robinson would declare to the contestant voted out of each round. However, there have been occasions in which the strongest link was voted out, usually so the other players do not have to face them in the final, and in this instance, Robinson would take the side of the evictee and instead declare "you have been a great player, goodbye" See more »

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Host: You are the Weakest Link, goodbye!
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Referenced in Room 101: Episode #7.6 (2002) See more »

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Bitchy but brill
26 August 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Weakest Link is great telly! So nice to see a gameshow where all the contestants, and the host, aren't doing that same old smiley, friendly stuff. You go on a show like this to win....so it's great that you can actually say what the hell you like about the others. It's gripping because at home it's dead easy and they all look like rabbits trapped in headlights. Plus, real jealousy rears it's ugly head!! I love it!!

I also won it in March 2001, so perhaps I'm slightly biased...but what the hell!


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