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Neil Jones5,505 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Weakest Link flipped the relationship between the presenter and the contestant, as opposed to a "happy as Larry" presenter who wanted the best for the team even if they did make a right hash of things, Weakest Link gave us a moody presenter who effectively derided the team for being (occasionally collectively) thick.

I think IIRC the lowest cash amount I ever saw on Weakest Link was less than £1000 by the end of the game, and the top amount was probably somewhere near £4k. I don't think anybody won a substantial amount of money on the show - I got the impression it was filmed in one long continuous block because everybody looked mentally exhausted by Round 4.

I suppose it could have been interesting had the Chasers and Eggheads appeared on it, or some other form of smart-arse "professional" quizzers and see how close to £10k/£20k/£50k they could get - nobody else ever did.
Jon7,994 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Weakest Link flipped the relationship between the presenter and the contestant, as opposed to a "happy as Larry" presenter who wanted the best for the team even if they did make a right hash of things, Weakest Link gave us a moody presenter who effectively derided the team for being (occasionally collectively) thick.

We know all this. But did it influence other gameshows in the same way Millionaire did? I can’t think of Shafted (look how well that did) and to a small extent The Chase.
Neil Jones5,505 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Weakest Link flipped the relationship between the presenter and the contestant, as opposed to a "happy as Larry" presenter who wanted the best for the team even if they did make a right hash of things, Weakest Link gave us a moody presenter who effectively derided the team for being (occasionally collectively) thick.

We know all this. But did it influence other gameshows in the same way Millionaire did? I can’t think of Shafted (look how well that did) and to a small extent The Chase.


Alastair Stewart's attempt at looking moody as a gameshow host was this:


Which probably just goes to show how it needed a) the right host, b) the right attitude and c) the right format. Which this wasn't.
j4ever249 posts since 6 Jul 2019
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Weakest Link flipped the relationship between the presenter and the contestant, as opposed to a "happy as Larry" presenter who wanted the best for the team even if they did make a right hash of things, Weakest Link gave us a moody presenter who effectively derided the team for being (occasionally collectively) thick.

We know all this. But did it influence other gameshows in the same way Millionaire did? I can’t think of Shafted (look how well that did) and to a small extent The Chase.


Alastair Stewart's attempt at looking moody as a gameshow host was this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cdbpiSh9ik

Which probably just goes to show how it needed a) the right host, b) the right attitude and c) the right format. Which this wasn't.

remember this being a good show challenge should show this