"Don't just watch the ads, win them!" Saturday Night Takeaway is a game show hosted by Ant and Dec, filled with stunts, sketches, and appearances from stars like Phillip Schofield, Alan Carr, Fearne Cotton, and many more.
I have no idea when the original TV show was on ITV, I guess the 80's, but I certainly didn't miss the opportunity to try it, and it turned out to be a pretty good series. Basically Fern Britton (who lost a lot of weight) and Phillip Schofield presented this new spin on the original show, getting celebrity couples to open up and answer questions for a charity cash prize. The first round has three questions, and one of the pair goes into a booth with a blind fold and headphones, and after the other person answers three questions, e.g. "what would happen if such and such happened?" (most with options), and the booth person has to match answers. The second round sees the couple behind the sight proof screen, see they can't see each other, and holding pink (for her) and blue (for him) paddles they hold up the paddle they think best fits the question, e.g. "who does such and such?", and they have to match of course. The final round sees the couple with the most points (out of three couples) back in the booth with blind fold and headphones, but the other person swaps places, first three questions about person outside booth, last/fourth about person inside, and each correct answer gets £5000, and if final question matches, all winnings are doubled, jackpot being £30,000, obviously going to charity. Celebrities appearing with their other half have included Boyzone's Shane Lynch, EastEnders' Wendy Richard, Phil Tufnell, Gabriella Irimia (Cheeky Girl with twin sister Monica), Lembit Öpik, Coronation Street's William Roache, Christopher Biggins, Neil Twimaps (Biggins' partner), Danny Dyer, Julie Goodyear, Mark 'Bez' Berry, David Coulthard, Vic Reeves, Nancy Sorrell (Reeves' model wife), Coronation Street's Vicky Entwistle, Dominic Wood, David Dickinson, Anthony Head, Lorne Lesley (as Lorne Dickinson), Dave Berry, politician Michael Howard, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Sugababes' Heidi Range and many more. Very good!
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