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post Jul 19 2017, 08:10 PM
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The Sun is reporting that The Weakest Link is being revived for a Children In Need special this November, with talks of a full-time return in 2018 for Saturday nights (a celebrity version rather than civilian). Anne Robinson is due back also.

I used to enjoy The Weakest Link back in the day, so wouldn't mind seeing it back!

Would you like to see it back?
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post Jul 19 2017, 08:26 PM
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No, it's had it's time. Move on to a new concept please. huh.gif
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post Jul 19 2017, 10:03 PM
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omg YES.
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post Jul 19 2017, 10:06 PM
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YAS. I was obsessed with the PS2 game laugh.gif
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post Jul 19 2017, 11:47 PM
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I loved The Weakest Link! I'd love to see this come back. Used to get SO pissed off when people didn't say 'bank' laugh.gif
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post Jul 20 2017, 02:33 AM
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Omg YES, I was saying to my housemate earlier we need more quizzes like that and The Chase. The fast paced ones you can play along with that feel really rewarding but easy to watch and get hooked on laugh.gif I love the format, I think it's the sort of fun entertainment we need on a Saturday night now that talent shows have somewhat burned themselves out and it's hard for new ones to get off the ground. It would 100% have to be Anne back though, she IS the show.
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post Jul 20 2017, 10:27 AM
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definitely. they should axe Tipping Point and replace it with The Weakest Link (I know they're on different channels but let me dream).
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post Jul 20 2017, 10:44 AM
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While they're at it they might as well bring back Deal Or No Deal. laugh.gif
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post Jul 20 2017, 02:04 PM
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I always enjoyed the Weakest Link,one of the best quiz shows. Ann was legendary on it with some of her comments.
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post Jul 20 2017, 02:40 PM
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I'd love to see it back, but wouold rather have normal people than celebs sad.gif
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post Jul 20 2017, 03:15 PM
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omg YES. I need Anne Robinson back in my life.
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post Jul 20 2017, 03:22 PM
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I think celebs suit a Saturday night quiz show a bit more, it makes it more light hearted and it's nice they compete for charity etc., whereas daytime is a bit more tense and something to escape to after work or school or whatever.
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post Jul 20 2017, 04:27 PM
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Yasss The Weakest Link was iconic, would love to see it back.
QUOTE(Kye @ Jul 20 2017, 12:47 AM) *
I loved The Weakest Link! I'd love to see this come back. Used to get SO pissed off when people didn't say 'bank' laugh.gif
Exactly this!!! Especially in the 1st round if they get to 1000 and the person forgets. Happened once and they got it right and it was ok but another time it happened and they got it wrong. drama.gif
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QUOTE(Liаm @ Jul 20 2017, 03:33 AM) *
Omg YES, I was saying to my housemate earlier we need more quizzes like that and The Chase. The fast paced ones you can play along with that feel really rewarding but easy to watch and get hooked on laugh.gif I love the format, I think it's the sort of fun entertainment we need on a Saturday night now that talent shows have somewhat burned themselves out and it's hard for new ones to get off the ground. It would 100% have to be Anne back though, she IS the show.


THIS! Nobody is here for Babushka or Red or Black or (to a lesser extent) Tipping Point, I just want a show like The Chase and this where you can shout out the answers laugh.gif I don't know WHY they think a complex format is going to draw in viewers when literally people only watch it to play along (and a bit of banter with Anne and the contestants laugh.gif)
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post Friday, 10:16 PM
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I'm so glad they gave this a full proper episode. Iconic! It's on BBC Two right now if anyone's interested tongue.gif
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Absolutely HOWLED throughout the whole episode, forgotten just how much I loved it. Please can it come back, even for a series of celeb specials as rumoured!
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post Friday, 11:58 PM
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It's pretty clear from tonight's special that the formula would still work as well as it did if they were to commision a full series. Absolutely loved Anne's banter as always!
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post Saturday, 12:43 PM
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I loved the Weakest Link when it was on, although as the years went on and it became like a piece of furniture on the schedules I fell away from watching it. Having been off TV for 4 or so years, the one-off special was quite nice, although if they decide to bring it back they'll need to make sure it doesn't fall into the same trap in being shown all the time.

Also, I notice on the celebrity special that Anne was much slower in reading the questions than in the past, so unsure if there was a new series whether she'd continue as host. Given how paramount she is to the series, it would be strange trying to find someone who can sling barbs as effectively as her as host. Although someone suggested that Judge Rinder would make an excellent host, which I couldn't disagree with.
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post Saturday, 01:03 PM
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not watched it yet, but perhaps they could scrap Fifteen To One and get the woman from there to do Weakest Link?
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Nov 18 2017, 12:43 PM) *
I loved the Weakest Link when it was on, although as the years went on and it became like a piece of furniture on the schedules I fell away from watching it. Having been off TV for 4 or so years, the one-off special was quite nice, although if they decide to bring it back they'll need to make sure it doesn't fall into the same trap in being shown all the time.

This is my exact thoughts! By the end of its run, it was so tiring and I began to groan whenever it was on. I'm starting (only just!) to feel the same way about Pointless, which of course became the replacement for The Weakest Link.

I was very excited to watch this though and would welcome it returning in the form of a limited series. I would just hope that they get smarter celebrities next time because some of the answers last night were woeful and embarrassing. I don't think the questions have ever been easier yet North is apparently opposite of East on a compass and water is made up of acid. Plus, not getting Terry Wogan when you're on a show for Children in Need is just shameful.

The concept is really strong though and Anne was incredible. I would worry about doing it without her, in response to Dan, Sandi is far too nice for the show!!
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