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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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
You are the Weakest Link, goodbye!
Referenced in Room 101: Episode #7.6