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Summary
Structured Reality
Presenters
The Apprentice
Big Brother
Britain's Got Talent
Celebrity Big Brother
Celebrity Masterchef
Dancing on Ice
Dragons' Den
Gladiators
Great British Bake–Off
I'm A Celebrity
Masterchef
Pop Idol
Popstars
Popstars The Rivals
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice
The X Factor

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Reality Television

What is Reality Television?

According to Wikipedia, it's "television programming that documents unscripted real–life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast". This page concentrates on what Wikipedia calls "Reality competition / game shows" – typical examples being The X Factor and The Great British Bake Off.

See also Eurovision.

If you can't find the programme you're looking for on this page, or in Eurovision, please try Television: Entertainment.

Summary

For each programme, the essential things to know are firstly who won the latest series, and secondly who won the first series.

The Apprentice2005 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
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Big Brother2000 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's Got Talent2007 Click to show or hide the answer 2018 Click to show or hide the answer
Celebrity Big Brother2001 Click to show or hide the answer 2018 Click to show or hide the answer
Celebrity Masterchef2006 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
Dancing on Ice2006 Click to show or hide the answer 2014 Click to show or hide the answer
Bake–Off2010 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
I'm a Celebrity2002 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
Masterchef1990 Click to show or hide the answer 2018 Click to show or hide the answer
Strictly Come Dancing2004 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
The Voice2002 Click to show or hide the answer 2018 Click to show or hide the answer
The X Factor2004 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer

Note that since 2015 there have been two series of Celebrity Big Brother per year. The above table shows the winner of the latest series, as long as I've got round to updating it; for details, please refer to the appropriate section below.

I've left Pop Idol and Popstars out of the above table because they only had one or two series. For the record, here are the details:

Pop Idol Winner of Series 1 (2001–2) Click to show or hide the answer
Winner of Series 2 (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
Popstars Group formed by the five winners Click to show or hide the answer
Popstars the Rivals Female winners Click to show or hide the answer
Male winners Click to show or hide the answer

"Structured Reality"

Questions about this style of programme are mercifully rare. The only actual questions I've ever heard are of the format "which reality television programme stars (or starred) ... ", giving a list of the participants. Accordingly, I present here a selection of some of the people who have appeared on a few of them.

Gary 'Gaz' Beadle, Charlotte Crosby, Holly Hagan, Scott Timlin, Marnie Simpson, Aaron Chalmers, Kyle Christie, Nathan Henry, Chloe Etherington, James Tindale, Vicky Pattison, Sophie Kasaei, Jay Gardner, Greg Lake, Rebecca Walker, Ricci Guarnaccio, Daniel Thomas–Tuck Click to show or hide the answer
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Jennifer Farley, Samantha Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz–Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Nicole Polizzi, Michael Sorrentino Click to show or hide the answer
Spencer Matthews, Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead, Rosie Fortescue, Mark–Francis Vandelli, Francesca Hull, Hugo Taylor, Catherine 'Caggie' Dunlop, Camilla 'Millie' Mackintosh, Gabriella Ellis, Ollie Locke Click to show or hide the answer
Amy Childs, Kirk Norcross, Mario Falcone, Sam Faiers, Lauren Goodger, Mark Wright, Joey Essex, Gemma Collins, Dan Osborne, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Ferne McCann Click to show or hide the answer
Carley Belmonte, Darren Chidgey, Jenna Jonathan, Lateysha Grace, Natalee Harris, Nicole Morris, Anthony Suminski, Jason Suminski, Jack Watkins, Leeroy Reed, Liam Powell, Aron Williams Click to show or hide the answer

Presenters

Note: not all programmes have presenters as such. See also details in the sections for each programme.

Big Brother2000–2010 Click to show or hide the answer
2011–13 Click to show or hide the answer
2014–17 Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's Got Talent Click to show or hide the answer
Dancing on Ice Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Dragons' Den Click to show or hide the answer
The Great British Bake–Off 2010–16 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2017– Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
I'm a Celebrity Click to show or hide the answer
Masterchef (original series) 1999–2000 Click to show or hide the answer
2001 Click to show or hide the answer
Pop Idol Click to show or hide the answer
Popstars (final live episode) Click to show or hide the answer
Popstars: The Rivals Click to show or hide the answer
Strictly Come Dancing2004–16 Click to show or hide the answer
2010–13 Click to show or hide the answer
2015–16 Click to show or hide the answer
The Voice 2012–13 Click to show or hide the answer
2014 to date Click to show or hide the answer
The X Factor2004–6 Click to show or hide the answer
2007–14 Click to show or hide the answer
2015 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2016 Click to show or hide the answer

The Apprentice (UK version)

Series Year Winner(s) Sir Alan / Lord Sugar's aides
132017 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
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122016 Click to show or hide the answer
112015 Click to show or hide the answer
102014 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
92013 Click to show or hide the answer
82012 Click to show or hide the answer
72011 Click to show or hide the answer
62010 Click to show or hide the answer
52009 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
42008 Click to show or hide the answer
32007 Click to show or hide the answer
22006 Click to show or hide the answer
12005 Click to show or hide the answer

Sir Alan Sugar was created a life peer in 2009 (shortly after the end of Series 5), since when he has been known as Baron Sugar, of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney – Lord Sugar for short.

Karren Brady was created Baroness Brady, of Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster, in 2014. She still tends to be known as Karren.

The Apprentice: You're Fired!

Presenters:

2006–9 Click to show or hide the answer
2010–14 Click to show or hide the answer
2015 Click to show or hide the answer
2016– Click to show or hide the answer

Big Brother

Format first used in (country) Click to show or hide the answer
Much–parodied Geordie voiceover artist Click to show or hide the answer
Theme tune written and recorded by (Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray — reached UK No. 4 in September 2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Evicted half way through Series 1, for attempting to manipulate the votes of fellow housemates in the weekly eviction process Click to show or hide the answer
Winner of Series 2, also Ultimate Big Brother (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
Highest profile housemate in Series 3 (2002 - finished 4th); later attracted attention for "bullying" Indian actress Shilpa Shetty (the eventual winner) in Celebrity Big Brother 5 (2007); died of cancer in 2009, aged 27 Click to show or hide the answer

Series Year Winner
182017 Click to show or hide the answer
172016 Click to show or hide the answer
162015 Click to show or hide the answer
152014 Click to show or hide the answer
142013 Click to show or hide the answer
132012 Click to show or hide the answer
122011 Click to show or hide the answer

In 2011 the series moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5.

Series Year Winner
112010 Click to show or hide the answer
102009 Click to show or hide the answer
92008 Click to show or hide the answer
82007 Click to show or hide the answer
72006 Click to show or hide the answer
62005 Click to show or hide the answer
52004 Click to show or hide the answer
42003 Click to show or hide the answer
32002 Click to show or hide the answer
22001 Click to show or hide the answer
12000 Click to show or hide the answer

Presenter of Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2013 to date) Click to show or hide the answer

Britain's Got Talent

Series Year Winner
122018 Click to show or hide the answer Standup comedian
112017 Click to show or hide the answer Pianist
102016 Click to show or hide the answer Magician
92015 Click to show or hide the answer Story–telling dog mime act
82014 Click to show or hide the answer Boy band, formed 2014
72013 Click to show or hide the answer Hungarian shadow theatre group
62012 Click to show or hide the answer Mongrel dog trick act
52011 Click to show or hide the answer Scottish singer–songwriter
42010 Click to show or hide the answer Surrey–based gymnastic troupe
32009 Click to show or hide the answer Essex–based street dance troupe
22008 Click to show or hide the answer 14–year–old street dancer from Warrington
12007 Click to show or hide the answer Operatic tenor

Second place (behind Diversity) in the 2009 final Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter of Britain's Got More Talent (since its inception in 2007) Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

Series 1–4 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer  
Series 5 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 6–12 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Celebrity Big Brother

Series Year Winner
212018 Click to show or hide the answer Australian drag act and Australian Idol contestant
202017 Click to show or hide the answer Reality television star (Pop Stars: the Rivals, 2002) and pop singer (Girls Aloud)
192017 Click to show or hide the answer Nolan sister and Loose Woman
182016 Click to show or hide the answer Reality TV star (Shipwrecked, 2011 – etc.)
172016 Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (Geordie Shore)
162015 Click to show or hide the answer Failed candidate on The Apprentice
152015 Click to show or hide the answer Former model
142014 Click to show or hide the answer US actor and Oscar nominee (The Buddy Holly Story, 1978)
132014 Click to show or hide the answer Controversial comedian
122013 Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (Geordie Shore)
112013 Click to show or hide the answer X Factor finalist
102012 Click to show or hide the answer Comedian
92012 Click to show or hide the answer Actress and television personality (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road, Loose Women)
82011 Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (Big Fat Gypsy Weddings)

In 2011 the series moved, along with its "senior" (non–celeb) sister progamme, from Channel 4 to Five. Since then there have been two series per year: one in January and one in late summer (July, August and/or September).

Series Year Winner
72010 Click to show or hide the answer Martial artist, kickboxer and actor
62009 Click to show or hide the answer Swedish–born television personality
52007 Click to show or hide the answer Bollywood actress
42006 Click to show or hide the answer Non–celebrity
32005 Click to show or hide the answer Dancer (Happy Mondays, Black Grape)
22002 Click to show or hide the answer Singer and songwriter (Take That)
12001 Click to show or hide the answer Comedian, radio and television personality

Celebrity Masterchef

Series Year Winner
122017 Click to show or hide the answer Television presenter (The One Show)
112016 Click to show or hide the answer Actor, and co–presenter of The Real Hustle
102015 Click to show or hide the answer Former Pussycat Doll
92014 Click to show or hide the answer Actress (various); daughter of Magic Roundabout narrator
82013 Click to show or hide the answer Comedian, actor, writer, etc.
72012 Click to show or hide the answer Comedy actress and writer (various)
62011 Click to show or hide the answer Rugby World Cup winner (with the same name as a celebrity chef!)
52010 Click to show or hide the answer Actress (Brookside, Holby City, Spooks, etc.)
42009 Click to show or hide the answer Television and radio presenter (The O–Zone, Top of the Pops, etc.)
32008 Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Atomic Kitten)
22007 Click to show or hide the answer Actress (EastEnders, 1997–9)
12006 Click to show or hide the answer Rugby World Cup winner, and team captain on A Question of Sport

Dancing on Ice

Series Year Winner
92014 Click to show or hide the answer See Series 4 (this final series was an "all–star" version, featuring six former winners and other previous contestants)
82013 Click to show or hide the answer Gymnast – Olympic bronze medallist, London 2012
72012 Click to show or hide the answer Actor – David Metcalfe in Emmerdale (2006–)
62011 Click to show or hide the answer Actor – Leon Small in EastEnders (2010)
52010 Click to show or hide the answer Actress – Del Dingle in Emmerdale, 2005–7, Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street, 2013–
42009 Click to show or hide the answer Actor (Anthony Murray in Brookside, 2000–3) and X–Factor runner–up (2006)
32008 Click to show or hide the answer Singer and actress – Popstars winner and (former) member of Hear'say
22007 Click to show or hide the answer Irish–born England rugby footballer (51 caps, 1993–2003)
12006 Click to show or hide the answer Actress – Judy Mallett in Coronation Street, 1995–9, Megan Macey in Emmerdale, 2012–

Judges

Series 1–9 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 1–6, 8 and 9 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 1–5, 8 and 9 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 6 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 7 Click to show or hide the answer
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Series 8–9 Click to show or hide the answer

Dragons' Den

Dragons' Den (there is no definite article in the title) is different from most if not all of the other series featured on this page, in that there is no series winner; in fact, the Dragons are the stars and the entrepreneurs who try to win their investment are, with one or two notable exceptions, quickly forgotten – whether or not they are successful.

But this page seems to me to be the best place to cover this series.

Shot to stardom after taking his Reggae Reggae Sauce to the Dragons' Den in Series 4, 2007 (real name Keith Valentine Graham) Click to show or hide the answer

The first two series of Dragons' Den were broadcast in 2005. Series 16 is being broadcast in 2018.

Series Dragons
15–16 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
13–14 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
11–12 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
9–10 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
5–8 Click to show or hide the answer
3–4 Click to show or hide the answer
2 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1 Click to show or hide the answer

Gladiators (UK)

Rather like Dragons' Den, in Gladiators it's the Gladiators that are the stars and the contestants are quickly forgotten. You will occasionally get asked to name a gladiator – particularly where the Gladiator name fits a themed round, or if the gladiator is known ouside the context of this television series. For example: "Which Olympic swimmer appeared as Amazon in Series 4 of the UK television series Gladiators?"

Series 1 had nine episodes; series 2 to 7 had 15 episodes each. Series 8 had only three episodes, starting on 11 December 1999 and finishing on New Year's Day 2000.

The following tables show which gladiators appeared in which series.

Female gladiators

Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Kimbra Standish Click to show or hide the answer                
Diane Youdale Click to show or hide the answer                
Kim Betts Click to show or hide the answer             
Helen O'Reilly Click to show or hide the answer                
Sandy Young Click to show or hide the answer             
Nikki Diamond Click to show or hide the answer                
Bernadette Hunt Click to show or hide the answer                
Judy Simpson Click to show or hide the answer                
Kate Staples Click to show or hide the answer                
Sharron Davies Click to show or hide the answer                
Suzanne Cox Click to show or hide the answer                
Tina Andrew Click to show or hide the answer                
Jennifer Stoute Click to show or hide the answer                
Jane Omorogbe Click to show or hide the answer                
Tammy Baker Click to show or hide the answer                
Lize Van Der Walt Click to show or hide the answer                
Pauline Richards Click to show or hide the answer                
Alison Paton Click to show or hide the answer                
Eunice Huthart Click to show or hide the answer                

Blaze (Eunice Huthart) appeared in the 1995 Sheffield live show but was never in any of the television series.

Male gladiators

Series  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Michael Willson Click to show or hide the answer                
Aleks Georgijev Click to show or hide the answer                
Mike Lewis Click to show or hide the answer                
Jefferson King Click to show or hide the answer                
Michael Ahearne Click to show or hide the answer                
Michael Van Wijk Click to show or hide the answer                
James Crossley Click to show or hide the answer                
Mark Griffin Click to show or hide the answer                
Carlton Headley Click to show or hide the answer                
Mark Smith Click to show or hide the answer                
Warren Furman Click to show or hide the answer                
Radosev Nekic Click to show or hide the answer                
Darren Crawford Click to show or hide the answer                
John Seru Click to show or hide the answer                
Mike Harvey Click to show or hide the answer                

Bullit (Mike Harvey) appeared in the live shows, but not in the television series.

Referee Click to show or hide the answer

Sacked after Series 3, after it was revealed that he had taken steroids Click to show or hide the answer (Jefferson King)
Sacked during Season 4 for pushing a contestant in retaliation after the contestant kicked him Click to show or hide the answer (Carlton Headley)
Rumoured to be in a relationship with presenter Ulrika Jonsson, during Series 6 (confirmed by Jonsson in her 2003 autobiography) Click to show or hide the answer (James Crossley)
Sacked after Series 6, after being arrested in connection with a firearms offence Click to show or hide the answer (Michael Ahearne)

Presenters

Series 1–8 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 1–5, and Series 8 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 6 and 7 Click to show or hide the answer

The Great British Bake–Off

Series Year Location Winner
82017 Welford Park, near Newbury, Berkshire Click to show or hide the answer
72016 Click to show or hide the answer
62015 Click to show or hide the answer
52014 Click to show or hide the answer
42013 Harptree Court, Somerset Click to show or hide the answer
32012 Click to show or hide the answer
22011 Valentines Mansion, Ilford, Essex Click to show or hide the answer
12010 Various Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

Bake Off moved from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017 (Series 8). Both presenters and one judge chose not to "go with the dough".

Series 1–7 (2010–16) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 8– (2017–) Click to show or hide the answer

I'm a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!

Series Year 
17 2017 Winner Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (Made in Chelsea)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Actor (Hollyoaks, etc.)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Comedian and broadcaster
16 2016 Winner Click to show or hide the answer Star of Gogglebox
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Stand–up comedian
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Actor (Waterloo Road 2006–9, Emmerdale 2016–18)
15 2015Winner Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (Geordie Shore)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Union J)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Television personality (The Only Way is Essex)
14 2014Winner Click to show or hide the answer The most successful World Superbike racer of all time
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer X Factor finalist, 2014 (also a contestant in 2012)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Television presenter (Today with Des and Mel, etc.)
13 2013 Winner Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Westlife)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Co–designer of Princess Diana's wedding dress
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Actress (Emmerdale, 2002 to present)
122012Winner Click to show or hide the answer Actress (EastEnders, 1999–2003 and 2008–14)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Pussycat Dolls)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Boxer (retired 2012)
112011Winner Click to show or hide the answer Bass guitarist and singer (McFly)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Television presonality (The Only Way is Essex)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Former athlete
102010Winner Click to show or hide the answer Former X Factor contestant (3rd in Series 6)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Happy Mondays, Black Grape)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Comedian
92009Winner Click to show or hide the answer Celebrity chef
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Television presenter (How Clean Is Your House?)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Former snooker player
82008Winner Click to show or hide the answer Actor (EastEnders, 2003–8, 2011)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Former tennis superstar
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer American actor (Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek)
72007Winner Click to show or hide the answer Actor and television personality
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer American model – "the first supermodel"
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Five)
62006Winner Click to show or hide the answer Bass guitarist and singer (Busted)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Hear'say)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Actor and singer
52005Winner Click to show or hide the answer Daughter of a former prime minister, and journalist
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Actress (Tricia Dingle in Emmerdale, 1998–2004)
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Actor (EastEnders, 1988–2012)
42004Winner Click to show or hide the answer Squeaky–voiced comedian
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Former butler to Princess Diana
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Bodyguard to the boy band Westlife
32004Winner Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Atomic Kitten)
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Former BBC royal correspondent
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer English–born Australian singer
22003Winner Click to show or hide the answer Former cricketer
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Former footballer, and television presenter
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Interior designer and television presenter
12002Winner Click to show or hide the answer Radio disc jockey
2nd place Click to show or hide the answer Socialite
3rd place Click to show or hide the answer Wife of disgraced former MP

Winner of the first Australian series (2015 – former England test cricketer) Click to show or hide the answer
The Australian version of I'm a Celebrity ... is filmed in (country) Click to show or hide the answer

Masterchef

It's worth noting that Masterchef was the first of all the series featured on this page to be broadcast, and apart from Gladiators it was the only one that started in the 20th century. The next, and probably the one that created reality television as a genre – Big Brother – started in the Netherlands in 1999 and only reached the UK in 2000.

Masterchef underwent a major revamp in 2005 — the now–familiar judges and voiceover replacing the presenter – and for the next three years it was known as Masterchef Goes Large. It reverted to just plain Masterchef in 2008, but the format was (and has remained) the same as in Masterchef Goes Large.

Judges (since 2005)

Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Voiceover (since 2005)

Click to show or hide the answer

Masterchef

Series Year Winner
112018 Click to show or hide the answer
102017 Click to show or hide the answer
92016 Click to show or hide the answer
82015 Click to show or hide the answer
72014 Click to show or hide the answer
62013 Click to show or hide the answer
52012 Click to show or hide the answer
42011 Click to show or hide the answer
32010 Click to show or hide the answer
22009 Click to show or hide the answer
12008 Click to show or hide the answer

Masterchef Goes Large

Series Year Winner
32007 Click to show or hide the answer
22006 Click to show or hide the answer
12005 Click to show or hide the answer

Original series

Series Year Winner
112001 Click to show or hide the answer
102000 Click to show or hide the answer
91999 Click to show or hide the answer
81997 Click to show or hide the answer
71996 Click to show or hide the answer
61995 Click to show or hide the answer
51994 Click to show or hide the answer
41993 Click to show or hide the answer
31992 Click to show or hide the answer
21991 Click to show or hide the answer
11990 Click to show or hide the answer

"Iconic" Malaysian dish, which controversially led to the elimination of contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin from the 2018 series because the chicken skin wasn't crispy (it's not supposed to be) Click to show or hide the answer

Pop Idol

Pop Idol was created by Simon Fuller, who first made his name as manager of the Spice Girls. Its was first broadcast in the UK in 2001, finishing on 20 December.

Winner of Series 1 (2001–2) Click to show or hide the answer
Runner–up Click to show or hide the answer
Third place – previously appeared in Popstars, being eliminated after his "alternative" version of Britney Spears's ... Baby One More Time Click to show or hide the answer
Winner of Series 2 (2003) Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

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Popstars

Popstars started in New Zealand in 1999, and the first UK series began broadcasting on 10 January 2001.

Group formed by the five winners Click to show or hide the answer
Group formed by the five unsuccessful finalists – split in 2006 with eight UK Top 10 hits behind them Click to show or hide the answer
First to leave Hear'say (January 2002) – telling of arguments with other members Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

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PopStars: The Rivals

Popstars The Rivals was broadcast on ITV in 2002, finishing on 22 December.

Group formed by the female winners Click to show or hide the answer
Group formed by the male winners Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

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Strictly Come Dancing

Series Year Winner
152017 Click to show or hide the answer Scottish actor (Holby City, etc.)
142016 Click to show or hide the answer Children's (Newsround, 2008–14) and sports TV presenter
132015 Click to show or hide the answer Singer (The Wanted)
122014 Click to show or hide the answer Television Presenter (Bo' Selecta!, etc.)
112013 Click to show or hide the answer Model (and wife of footballer Peter Crouch)
102012 Click to show or hide the answer Gymnast
92011 Click to show or hide the answer Drummer (McFly)
82010 Click to show or hide the answer Actress (Dawn Swann in EastEnders)
72009 Click to show or hide the answer Television presenter (sport on BBC Breakfast, Watchdog, etc.)
62008 Click to show or hide the answer Actor (Sam Strachan in Holby City)
52007 Click to show or hide the answer Singer (Mis–Teek) and TV presenter
42006 Click to show or hide the answer Former cricketer (Middlesex & England)
32005 Click to show or hide the answer Former cricketer (Yorkshire & England)
22004 Click to show or hide the answer Actress (Coronation Street, EastEnders, etc.)
12004 Click to show or hide the answer Television newsreader (Sky, BBC and ITV)

Judges

Series 1–6 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 7–9 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 10–14 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 15 Click to show or hide the answer

Shirley Ballas is an experienced English dance teacher and adjudicator, with no discernible previous broadcasting experience.

Darcey Bussell also appeared as a guest judge in Series 7.

Before making her debut as a judge in Series 7, Alesha Dixon had appeared as a contestant, winning Series 5.

Jennifer Grey (American actress, who won Dancing with the Stars – the US version of Strictly – in 2010) appeared as a guest judge in Series 9.

Donny Osmond appeared as a guest judge in Series 12.

Presenters of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

2004–10 Click to show or hide the answer
Since 2011 Click to show or hide the answer

Others

Music director Click to show or hide the answer
First professional to win twice (with Harry Judd of McFly in 2011, and Jay McGuinness of The Wanted in 2015) Click to show or hide the answer

The Voice

The Voice UK is based on The Voice of Holland, which began in The Netherlands in 2010. It was created by the Dutch media tycoon John de Mol, who is also responsible for Big Brother and Deal or No Deal.

Series Year Winner
72018 Click to show or hide the answer
62017 Click to show or hide the answer
52016 Click to show or hide the answer
42015 Click to show or hide the answer
32014 Click to show or hide the answer
22013 Click to show or hide the answer
12012 Click to show or hide the answer

Judges (or "Coaches")

Series 1–2 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 3 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 4 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 5 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 6 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 7 Click to show or hide the answer

Digital Hub pesenters

Series 1 & 2 (2012–13) Click to show or hide the answer
Series 3–5 (2014–16) Click to show or hide the answer
Series 6 (2017) Click to show or hide the answer
Series 7 (2018) Click to show or hide the answer

The X Factor

Series Year Winner
142017 Click to show or hide the answer
132016 Click to show or hide the answer
122015 Click to show or hide the answer
112014 Click to show or hide the answer
102013 Click to show or hide the answer
92012 Click to show or hide the answer
82011 Click to show or hide the answer
72010 Click to show or hide the answer
62009 Click to show or hide the answer
52008 Click to show or hide the answer
42007 Click to show or hide the answer
32006 Click to show or hide the answer
22005 Click to show or hide the answer
12004 Click to show or hide the answer

Second place (behind Joe McElderry) in the 2009 final Click to show or hide the answer

Judges

Series 1–3 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer  
Series 4 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 5–7 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 8 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 9 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 10 Click to show or hide the answer
Series 11 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 12 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Series 13–14 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Paula Abdul was a guest judge in Series 3.

Brian Friedman (choreographer to the stars, and artistic director of The X Factor) was a guest judge in Series 4.

Geri Halliwell, Natalie Imbruglia, Katy Perry, Pixie Lott and Nicole Scherzinger were guest judges in Series 7.

Alexandra Burke (winner of Series 5) was a guest judge in Series 8.

Geri Halliwell, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, Nicole Scherzinger, Mel B and Anastacia (an American singer who, to quote Wikipedia, is "consecrated among the most successful artists of the New Millennium") were guest judges in Series 9.

(By June 2017, the line about Anastacia's consecration had been removed from Wikipedia, as I suspected it would be; but even in August 2018, it could still be found on Chorus Online.)

Tulisa Contostavlos (a former member of the London–based hip–hop group N–Dubz, and one of the main judges in Series 9) was a guest judge in Series 11.

Mel B was a guest judge in Series 13.

Alesha Dixon was a guest judge in Series 14.

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