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?
As well as the civilian episodes, there were also several celebrity specials and other individual episodes; including a special teachers episode (2001), student episode (2002) and drag queen episode (2002). There was even a puppet special in 2007, which saw popular characters like Roland Rat, Nev the bear and Soo from the Sooty Show competing for charity. See more
That money will go through to the next round - but one of you will not
Version of The Weakest Link