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25 Shows That Prove Britain Has The Most WTF Television Out There

The UK has some of the best TV in the world, but also some of the most WTF.

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2. Dogs Might Fly: a show where dogs, actual dogs, are taught how to fly light aircraft.

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And yeah, they actually managed to do it. They were given treats when they turned the steering wheel in the right direction.


4. Life Stripped Bare: a baffling social experiment where three households gave up their possessions, including all of their clothes, to see if it made them happy.

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Turns out they were a lot happier when they got clothes.

6. Naked Attraction: People choose who to date by seeing them for the first time naked in a box. (They only see one part of their anatomy at a time – so, like, penis first.)

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Oh and when they get rejected they have to step out of the box and hug the person choosing them while naked.


9. Who's Doing The Dishes?: where contestants try to guess which celebrity is cooking them dinner, and if they guess correctly the celebrity does the washing up.

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If they didn't guess correctly, then they would have to the washing up.


10. Sex Box: a show where people literally have sex in a box and then talk about it in front of a studio audience.

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We didn't see or hear the sex, just endured awkward conversations about what it was like directly afterwards.


11. Game of Clones: a dating show where they ask a guy or girl what their type is and then they make eight people look exactly like that type – and then they date.

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This is sort of baffling because surely the most important thing about dating is that you are yourself and are not a clone?

13. Just Tattoo of Us: Friends and family choose tattoos for each other, with the twist being that they can be "revenge tattoos" like this...

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Also, they don't get to find out what tattoo is until they stand in front of a mirror afterwards.


The catchphrase: "It's time...TO RELEASE THE SHEEP."


17. Tipping Point: a game show where people drop coins into a machine in an attempt to make it push out more coins (like those 2p arcade games you get at the seaside).

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The whole thing lasts an entire hour and it has been on ITV for years.


19. Celebrity Carry on Barging: Debbie McGee and other celebrities see if they can go down the Kennet and Avon Canal and successfully pass through 29 locks.

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If that doesn't whet your appetite it was immediately followed on Channel 5 by Cruising with Jane McDonald.

20. Celebrity Sex Pod: where celebrities went into a room and asked a robot voice various questions about sex.

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Educational yet awful. The weirdest thing was that all of the people in the show were celebrities – mostly ex-Big Brother contestants.

21. I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse: a reality show where members of the public pretended to escape from zombies (which is weird, because zombies don't exist).

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So they had to keep pretending that they were going to die. Quite strange.


22. Flintoff: Lord of the Fries: Renowned British cricketer Andrew Flintoff travels round the UK selling fish and chips out of the back of a van for some reason.

24. Shaun Ryder on UFOs: The Happy Mondays singer claims that he saw a UFO while at a bus stop in Salford when he was 15. In this show he works out why.

History Channel

Danny Dyer did a documentary two years earlier on a similar subject.