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14 Gameshows Every 90's British Kid Wanted To Be On

WARNING: Severe Childhood Nostalgia Ahead

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1. Fun House

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Reasons you wanted to go on it: This gameshow had EVERYTHING. Go Karts, Ball Pits, Gunge tanks and the best jungle gym known to man. The thought of winning some ‘Trendy Trainers’ was enough to send you hyper at the age of 7.

2. Finders Keepers

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Reasons you wanted to go on it: First of all, it was hosted by the guy who did Art Attack, so that was a prize in itself. And you basically got to trash an entire house without your mum shouting at you. Win win!

3. Get Your Own Back

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Reasons you wanted to go on it: This one is pretty self explanatory, YOU LITERALLY GOT TO GUNGE YOUR ADULT NEMESIS. And for any 90’s British Kid who had their priorities in check, meeting Dave Benson Phillips was your life goal. All together now… CRANK HIM UP!

4. Raven

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Reasons you wanted to go on it: You got to dress up as a medieval warrior and spend three weeks hanging round with a Scottish guy who was dressed like a member of the Night’s Watch. (Which seems even cooler now!) You’ve faced tougher assault courses on the climbing frames in the park, so you knew you could take on the Way of the Warrior and come out on top.

5. Crystal Maze

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: Being on Crystal Maze was the ultimate gameshow goal for every kid that lived through the 90’s - even though you weren’t old enough to apply. You spent your Thursday nights laughing at fully grown adults that couldn’t put together a five piece puzzle. FOOLS!

6. Jungle Run

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: This was the ~even more awesome~ kids version of Crystal Maze. You spent your school days wondering which of your friends you would pick to be on your team and steered clear of those who you knew wouldn’t have what it takes. BABY G WATCHES WERE AT STAKE HERE, PEOPLE!

7. 50/50

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: 50/50 was basically a show were two rival* schools got to fight each other to the death** in order to win some kind of early 00’s digital equipment. Oh, and it was the best excuse to get your entire year group off school for the day.

*Not really rivals.

** And not really to the death.

8. Gladiators

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: You were convinced that because you were a really small kid who loved PE lessons, you could absolutely rinse the Gladiators on the Gauntlet and take on the Travelator without breaking a sweat. Plus, you just wanted to hang out with Hunter ‘cause he was reaaaaally fit.

9. BAMZOOKi

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Reasons you wanted to be on it:

This show blew your mind. It was a like virtual Robot Wars for kids. You lost HOURS of your free time designing Zooks online and you went to bed every night hoping you’d get a phone call from CBBC in the morning inviting you to be on the show. But it never happened.

10. Dick and Dom In Da Bungalow

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: This is arguably the most hilarious game show of all time. Where else on TV could you place bets on babies racing each other along the floor? You knew full well that if you ever ended up on this show, it would have cemented your legend status amongst your friends for years to come.

12. Moment Of Truth

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: You wanted to be on this show so much that you considered hiring random people to pretend to be your family. Your squad had a week to master near IMPOSSIBLE tasks and even if your dad messed up his plate spinning skills on the night, you knew your impressive Pokemon knowledge would result in that brand new Hatchback.

13. Supermarket Sweep

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: This was another grown up game show where the grown ups were absolutely useless. All those Sundays spent being dragged around a Supermarket by your parents had prepared you for this challenge - you could have been the one to win Dale's Super Sweep.

14. To Me... To You!

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Reasons you wanted to be on it: Reason 1: YOU GOT TO MEET THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS! Reason 2: You got to throw custard pies at Chuckle Brothers. And reason 3: You could potentially win some of the best prizes in the gameshow universe: Dream Phone AND a Peter Andre doll?!

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