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!"
Did You Know?
Especially in the early rounds, lots of contrived analogies for the state of being the weakest link, such as "Whose village is missing its idiot?", "Who is the first cuckoo of spring?", "Who needs rebooting and who needs booting out?" and "Whose knowledge never went to college?" As well as countless others. See more
It's time to vote off the Weakest Link.