Who here has appeared on a TV gameshow?
I was screen tested to appear on the short lived BBC rival to Blockbusters hosted by Emlyn Hughes.
Me and a lad from college called Howard Booth had to do a mock up of the show with some researchers. I didn’t get through. Howard did and now he is a sports reporter for the Beeb. I guess he must have… you know… put out.
The show was awful and died after one series. Much like Emlyn.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
A bloke I worked with was on Family Fortunes years ago & did ok. Another guy at our place was on Weakest Link & won nowt, a guy I saw while working in Durham jail was on one of the 1st Who Wants to be a Millionaire’s & won absolutely FA, not even anything!Posted 4 years ago
One of the drugs workers at our place has passed an audition for Million Pound Drop so wer’e just waiting to see if he actually gets on! (hope he does cos he’s a nice fella)theotherjonvSubscriber
Not exactly – but when I was university, one of the girls there was Jim Bowen’s daughter. So she arranged it for him to come up during rag week (the charity thing, not while she was …. anyway) and do a roadshow version of Bullseye, with student contestants winning useful student stuff like toasters and kettles and the like.
And it wasn’t me but a mate that got on. He was alright in the questions but paired with another bloke who couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo, let alone bully’s prize board, so they basically won SFA.
I do remember a lot of Jim’s act wouldn’t have been suitable for the Sunday tea time slot though. In front of his daughter too……Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
A friends mum was on the price is right and won about two grand. Another friends family were on family fortunes and win about 15 grand. A girl from work has been on 15-1 and was out really quickly.
I’ve been on a radio quiz show for schools. I forget what it was called but we won and got some dictionary’s. 🙁Posted 4 years agomatthew_hMember
I was on “The Joke Machine” with the Krankies in 1984 or 85. Had to tell a couple of jokes. Can’t remember what they were as it was well before we had a VCR and hence no evidence exists. I won a copy of The Krankies album on vinyl. Pretty sure that my parents will still have the album at home.Posted 4 years ago
Flicking through the channels waiting for Die Hard to come on, I’ve ended up with some random quiz show thing on (I think that it’s part of the Lottery show)….it strikes me that most of the questions are pretty easy given the amount of cash on offer!
So, has anyone on here ever been on one? Maybe you won a load of money?!
A bloke that I know was on Deal or No Deal and won 750 quid 🙂Posted 4 years agomatthew_hMember
Actually, I guess it counts as a game show of sorts, but I was also on “We Are The Champions” twice in 1987. Won the first round, second in the series final. Didn’t win anything but did get to meet Ron Pickering and also got to hear the magic phrase “Away you go” before we went nuts in the swimming pool at the end.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
My cousin was on blind date many years ago. She was the ‘picker ‘ so was guaranteed a free holiday. Can’t remember where she went but I know her luggage got misplaced at the airport so the producers bought her an entire new wardrobe.
I also remember that she was in a fairly serious relationship at the time and therefore had to lie all the way through the application process.Posted 4 years agoskiboyMember
Me and 4 mates where on ‘friends like these’ with Ant ‘un Dec in 2000, we won an all expenses holiday at the Maritim in Mauritius, blinder, $2500 was given to us for beer by the producers too,
We had planned it as our last ‘boys’ holiday and somehow pulled it off, the girls were where against in the show where destroyed and left in tears as they had never been abroad on holiday before, It felt a little cruel but we soon got over it,
Can’t believe it was 13 yrs ago now !!
I have video evidence of the whole sordid affair including DV we shot during the filming of our filming including winding Dec up so much his veins where popping out on the side if his head,Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
I was on Songs Of Praise, does that count?
Only if you won a speed boat
Does Crimewatch count?
Only if you stole a speed boat
A friends mum was on Countdown, bought Richard Whitely a lovely colourful tie as a present. He just put it to one side saying ‘I only wear silk’.Posted 4 years ago
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