British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.
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Anne Robinson Anne Robinson ...  Herself / ... 380 episodes, 2000-2017
Jon Briggs Jon Briggs ...  Himself / ... 320 episodes, 2000-2010
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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!" Written by Robert Hampton

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14 August 2000 (UK) See more »

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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 »

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Jon Briggs - Commentator: ...but will the team notice this?
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Legally Blondes (2013) See more »

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A Load of SH*T
6 February 2007 | by deanres21See all my reviews

You would think people would get wise on how stupid this Weakest Link game show is with it's Ginger grim-faced presenter that looks worse for wear after many years doing her show. When she appeared on Points of view she looked useless as a TV critic and now she looks even useless has a Game show presenter and was right, she's only good at putting people down when she feels threatened by them. I laugh when people call her the ginger scoucer with a face to drop dead with - it seems she gets up-set by these comments made about her, eh? from someone who likes dishing it out she obviously can't take peoples comments about her - is this telling you something?


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