A British comedy game show were various guests would perform stunts and hidden camera acts in order to judge who has the biggest 'Balls of Steel'.
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Mark Dolan ...
 Himself - Presenter (17 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Himself (16 episodes, 2005-2008)
Neg Dupree ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Herself - Miss Lee / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Mike Locke ...
 Himself - Pain Man (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Matthew Pritchard ...
 Himself - Pain Man (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eric Page ...
 Himself (8 episodes, 2005-2008)
Barrie Hall ...
 Himself - The Annoying Devil (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Thaila Zucchi ...
 Herself - Bunny Boiler (7 episodes, 2005-2008)
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A British comedy game show were various guests would perform stunts and hidden camera acts in order to judge who has the biggest 'Balls of Steel'.

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Pritchard and Pancho from the hit UK series 'Dirty Sanchez' appear in the show as the 'Pain Men' See more »

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Version of Ballar av stål (2009) See more »

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People might slate Balls of Steel for its, at times, childish humour but one thing is for sure, this is top quality entertainment, however rude it may be
3 May 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Balls of Steel has now had two runnings on Friday night Channel 4, its first outing being in August/ September 2005 and its latest effort in February and March 2007.

I have to say, this is fun stuff. No matter what people say about how rude or childish it might be, its entertainment at its best, taking much of the idea from hidden camera shows and targeting members of the public.

There are several acts, some did not return for Series 2, a shame really and were replaced by people such as The Escapologist and Mr. Inappropriate. It would have been nice if the World's Worst had returned, you may recall the barman and taxi driver jobs were damn funny from the first series.

Anyway, there are six acts on each episode and the studio audience vote for a winner although I'm not sure whether their votes really count, because the actual winners are usually not what i would say were the best acts each week.

My personal favourites include Neg and his Urban Sports, the Burger Bowl Off and the first series Urban Sprinting were some of the best, then there's Alex Zane and his Game Shows which are bloody hilarious, perhaps some of the first series game shows were the best and for me, 3rd place has to be handed to the Militant Black Guy.

There are other decent acts including the Annoying Devil, Olivia Lee's Prank TV and another decent one, by former All Stars singer (a failed band), Thaila Zucchi or something like that - the bunny boiler where she tries to pull other people's boyfriends.

Some of the acts do get a little repetitive but I would welcome back another series, perhaps with a few fresh acts, anyday, but they would have to keep Neg, Alex Zane and the Militant Black Guy.

Good Fun.


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