The Poll of the Year Results – THE AFTERPARTY

By | January 16, 2022

Monday 17th January, 9pm,
Here and on Youtube

It’s the most important and exciting date on the gameshow calendar, the LIVE reveal of the Poll of the Year results! Join David Bodycombe, Dan Peake, myself and some extremely special guests as everyone finds out what you’ve voted for, for better or worse.

You’ve watched the video, now read the write up on UKGameshows.com featuring your comments!

The vote percentages will be hidden after the cut:

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Shane Richie’s Lateral Movements

By | January 13, 2022

With The Sun reporting that Millionaire is going to get its first ever spin-off show in Fastest Finger First (provided you don’t count 50:50 or Hot Seat, both of which aren’t very good), we ponder: what other shows have sufficient brand identity that you can spin entirely new formats from?

Game Night Panellists Wanted

By | January 12, 2022

Yes it’s that time again, the next Bother’s Bar Game Night is going to be on Sunday Jan 23rd 8-10:30pm and once again we’re on the look out for live panellists. Who has the WIT, the SKILLS and the BLIND LUCK to become the first Game Night Champion of the year and win their way into Jackbox 9 Champion of Champions in November?

To be a panellist you will need the following:

  • Access to Discord.
  • A microphone.
  • Ideally a second screen that’s a tablet or phone.
  • To be free from around 7:55 to 10:45pm on January 23rd.

If that’s you then please get in touch, the best way is either by DM on Twitter (@BothersBar) or PM me on Discord (BrigBother#9399), don’t just send me a reply it’ll likely be forgotten. Spaces are limited, there are a number of criteria used when putting a panel together so don’t be offended if you don’t make it.

But what if you don’t want to be part of the panel but want to join in anyway? We’ll be live on Youtube and TEAM AUDIENCE will be on hand to ruin the panellist’s evenings as ever. It’s going to be a fun one, hopefully!

THE VOTE IS OVER

By | January 9, 2022

The Poll of the Year Truck has finally ran out of petrol. Look out for the gala red carpetted winners reveal on, stuff permitting, Monday 17th January, probably 9pm but not set in stone yet, with some super special guests.

And then read the write-up!

Show Discussion: Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win

By | January 7, 2022

Saturdays, 8:30pm,
ITV

Well there’s nothing like making a rod for your own back is there?

Ant and Dec offer to potentially bankrupt ITV (spoiler: they haven’t bankrupted ITV) in the world’s first limitless jackpot, provided you don’t count any existing winner-stays-on shows, and does so in a method that if the adverts are anything to go by looks ‘a bit maths’. To bank money, players must get answers to numerical questions bang on. They can walk away at any time, but if they ever give an answer that’s over the correct one you leave with nothing. Also if you underguess by too much. How they climb the infinite money ladder is still unexplained, although it certainly looks like you’re climbing for every number you’re off, which would certainly be A Thing.

Something I think will go against it is that it won’t take long for people to work out the difference between what’s ACTUALLY being risked and what’s perceived as the risk – you’re risking £10,000, you haven’t yet won the £1m the ladder is currently at. Also this quote from Dec in the Radio Times worries me a bit:

“We have had some big wins on this series, but I think when people see the show they’ll go, ‘I could do that for longer and be braver and go higher.’ So I’m actually really looking forward to recording another series once people have seen it and got into it and decided what their strategies will be,” Dec said.

Ant and Dec tease “unbearable” Limitless Win moment – Radio Times

Does rather suggest this first series isn’t going to be throwing around the big money they’ve been promising.

ITV have gone big on the promotion of this, and it’s on between The Masked Singer and The John Bishop Show so I probably wouldn’t read too much into the ratings in the first week – if it hasn’t done well there’s something very wrong in the State of Denmark. After that we’ll see. It might be absolutely brilliant. Let us know what you think in the comments.