British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.
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Anne Robinson Anne Robinson ...  Herself / ... 380 episodes, 2000-2017
Jon Briggs Jon Briggs ...  Himself / ... 320 episodes, 2000-2010
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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!" Written by Robert Hampton

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14 August 2000 (UK) See more »

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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 »

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Host: That money will go through to the next round - but one of you will not
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Bitchy but brill
26 August 2001 | by sibisi73See all my reviews

The Weakest Link is great telly! So nice to see a gameshow where all the contestants, and the host, aren't doing that same old smiley, friendly stuff. You go on a show like this to win....so it's great that you can actually say what the hell you like about the others. It's gripping because at home it's dead easy and they all look like rabbits trapped in headlights. Plus, real jealousy rears it's ugly head!! I love it!!

I also won it in March 2001, so perhaps I'm slightly biased...but what the hell!


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