Member of the public go head to head in a series if obstacle courses to win 10,000
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Richard Hammond ...  Himself - Presenter 47 episodes, 2009-2011
Amanda Byram ...  Herself - Presenter 47 episodes, 2009-2011
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Member of the public go head to head in a series if obstacle courses to win 10,000

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3 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lehetetlen küldetés See more »

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Argentina See more »

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Trivia

Host Richard Hammond is know for creating nicknames for virtually all the contestants. These have included 'Jumping Jack', 'Gassy Alex', 'Slam Dunk James', 'Bouncy Becky', 'Cartwheeling Tara', 'Nervous Anthony', 'Scary Claire', 'Everest Alice', 'No Problem At All Dave', 'Geeky Sam', 'Tom The Tank Engine', 'Grumpy David', 'John With His Beard', 'Cowman Arran' (due to his habit of constantly mooing with triumph), 'Chatty Peran' (who was actually virtually monosyllabic) and 'Who's The Derek?' (yes, as in 'Who's The Daddy?') See more »

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In the Total Wipeout award episode at the end of the first series, an international award was given out. Twice in that section, awards were given out to Australian contestants but the graphics for each clip showed a New Zealand flag in the top right hand corner of the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Josh: The Old Lady & The Swan (2017) See more »

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My hearty congratulations to the Brits....
24 June 2010 | by startide77See all my reviews

Thanks for making one of the most entertaining, funny shows on TV into the dullest hour of television I've seen in some time.

When I saw this was going to play on local digital channel Go! I thought "yes", so imagine my absolute horror at the abomination that screens every weekday night on TV. This is boring, and I'm a committed "crap TV" watcher, so that's saying something.

The US version of this show is hysterical, the two John's make a great combination and technically the show cannot be faulted, but this woeful British version is best avoided. Richard Hammond's commentary is straight and unfunny, there is none of the colour that is injected into the US original, hell, even the commentary on the Australian version is better, but at least one of those guys is actually a commentator. I mentioned the technical aspect of the US show for a reason, this Brit version is VERY low rent, shadows and camera guys are everywhere, and even the other contestants cheering on the finalists is unnecessary at best. And then there is the course itself, even if you're a "bad" contestant you get through it it under 2 minutes, why bother? The final Wipeout course isn't much better, seemingly not very difficult at all, from what I've seen.

If you haven't seen the US version, by all means, knock yourself out. If you have, don't bother, this hysterically unfunny show will only break your heart and leave you feeling very, very cheated, wondering where that hour of your life went, and regretting the fact that you'll never get it back.


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