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 Weakest Link was one of a number of programmes to move out of London, as part of a BBC project to give its regional staff experience in making network programmes. From 2009, episodes were filmed at the BBC's new studios at Pacific Quay, Glasgow. See more
Voting over - it's time to reveal who you think is the weakest link
Referenced in Gavin & Stacey: Episode #1.3