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The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013
2 January 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of pub quizzes, and have a good knowledge of the news events in the world, entertainment, film and music, sport, technology and science, politics and much more in the year gone by, then this is a great show to watch and have fun with. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, with celebrity panellists in three teams, the players were Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Dara O'Briain, Jonathan Ross, Kristen Schaal and Jack Whitehall, this quiz focused on the year 2013 with all sorts of questions to answer about the past twelve months. These questions are asked as they are, with video and sound clips, with pictures (including Say What You See), and by celebrity and mystery guests on screen or in the studio, so it really does feel like a proper quiz that you can take part in. Events in the year 2013 that were questioned and joked about included: footballer Luis Suarez biting a player, the new XBox One, Abu Qatada being deported, the horse meat scandal, the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, the meteor strike in Russia, same-sex / gay marriage being legalised, Edward Snowden leaking documents exposing surveillance of American intelligence, Peter Capaldi becoming the new Doctor Who and the show's 50th anniversary, Simon Cowell becoming a father, Ant and Dec as PJ and Duncan on Saturday Night Takeaway and getting "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" to number one, the final episode of The IT Crowd, the final series of Shameless, Africa with Sir David Attenborough, The Jump, Luther, Toast of London, Strictly Come Dancing, Broadchurch, Utopia, The White Queen, Musharaf overcoming his stammer in Educating Yorkshire, the excruciating Sex Box presented by Mariella Frostrup, Quentin Tarantino interviewed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy and saying "I'm shutting your butt down", The Great British Bake Off including contestant Howard having his custard stolen by fellow contestant Deboarah; I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! including Joey Essex unable to blow his nose and tell the time on a standard clock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Behind the Candelabra, The Great Gatsby, David Bowie making a surprise return to music, the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! closing after six months, Bonnie Tyler representing the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West naming their new baby daughter North West and the song "Bound 2" and its video, the controversy of the biggest selling song of the year - "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Beyoncé not singing live (miming the American National Anthem) during the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Radio 1 refusing to play "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the song "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, cyclist Lance Armstrong admitting taking performance enhancing drugs on Oprah and stripped of his Tour de France medals, Andy Murray becoming the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon - the most watched television event of the year, David Beckham donating to French children's charities following his signing to Paris St-Germain, 6,000 coins commemorating Pope Francis recalled as they said "Lesus" instead of Jesus, the controversial behaviour of Justin Bieber including his visit to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, George W. Bush taking up painting; UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom calling women "sluts", talking about not sending aid to "Bongo Bongo Land" and hitting a journalist pointing out no black faces on the UKIP supporters brochure, Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen walking out of a theatre performance to complain to drummers outside, the 5:2 Diet, the first lab-grown burger, the creator of Snapchat turning down $3 billion from Facebook, 3D printing, the giant fatberg found in the sewers of Kingston, Cheryl Cole and the enormous rose tattoo on her back and bum, dogs replaced for animals in a zoo in China and Grand Theft Auto V becoming the biggest selling game of the year. Other celebrity and special mystery guests in the show included the children of Mitchell Brook Primary School in Neasden who act out well known news stories, Russell Brand, Anchorman 2: The Legends Continues stars Steve Carell, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, Educating Yorkshire teachers Mr. Johnny Mitchell and Mr. Matthew Burton, The Great British Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh, Louis Walsh, Jon Snow who reads news related to lyrics from songs of the year, Danny Dyer who joined EastEnders and released his film Vendetta, Olly Murs, World Championships gold medal winner and "Athlete of the Year" Christine Ohuruogu, Charles Dance who reads passages from a celebrity autobiography of the year (Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex), Pointless presenter Richard Osman, Natalie Holt who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during the Britain's Got Talent live Final, Rizzle Kicks, Chris Hadfield who became a YouTube sensation singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in zero gravity on board the International Space Station, The Great Gonzo from Muppets Most Wanted, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Harry Hill. The jokes and the questions are what make this show so much fun, they always choose the right celebrity panellists, and it also works as a funny way to reminisce on the recent events you remember for good or for bad, a great comedy quiz show. Very good!


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