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?
The show's popularity led to it appearing in two British television series; Doctor Who in 2005 and My Family in 2007. In the former, the Doctor's companion Rose Tyler appears on the show, set several years in the future, and hosted by the Anne-Droid (voiced by Anne Robinson) who exterminates the losing contestant. There was a special Doctor Who themed episode of the real Weakest Link, in which the show was opened by the Anne-Droid, who was quickly unplugged by the real Anne Robinson who continued the show as normal. See more
Jon Briggs - Commentator
...but will the team notice this?