Advert

​Americans Just Discovering These TV Shows Are Actually British

Published 
| Last updated 

​Americans Just Discovering These TV Shows Are Actually British

An American TikToker has posted a video about TV shows she always thought were originally from the States, having only recently found out they're actually British.

Loading…

TikTok user Lisa Dollan @yorkshirepeach, whose bio says she's a 'Georgia Peach living in Yorkshire', regularly posts videos about being an American woman living across the pond.

In her latest, she said her 'life is a lie' after finding out about the origins behind some of America's top TV shows, entitling the post: "American in the UK: Shows that I thought America came up with but are actually British."

Advert

In the video, she said to the camera: "Oh my God, okay, so did we come up with any shows in America?

"Okay, I thought all these shows were American, but you guys came up with them and then we stole them."

Credit: TikTok/@yorkshirepeach
Credit: TikTok/@yorkshirepeach

She then took us through a list of several shows she thought originally hailed from the States, starting Antiques Roadshow.

Advert

Dollan said: "Why did I think we did it?! Why didn't I know that? That's embarrassing."

Next up was MasterChef and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - the latter of which left Dollan feeling 'shooketh'.

"No way did you guys do this first," she said.

"We had Regis Philbin I thought he was the... What is real? I don't even know."

Advert
Credit: TikTok/@yorkshirepeach
Credit: TikTok/@yorkshirepeach

Wife Swap was also on Dollan's list of revelations, as was Supernanny, which saw British childcare expert Jo Frost help families in America after success at home with a long-running Channel 4 series.

"Now, stop," the shocked TikToker said.

"I know Jo is British, but I thought she just moved over. Why did I think this was an American show? She's British.

Advert

"Why did I think she just flew over and just did American families? It's not normal."

Still from the UK version of Supernanny. Credit: Channel 4
Still from the UK version of Supernanny. Credit: Channel 4

"Absolutely thought Regis came up with the entire idea of Millionaire," one person wrote, adding four crying-with-laughter emojis.

Advert

Someone else said: "The only one I didn't know was Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and it's because I did not like that show."

A third wrote: "Actually surprise by Wife Swap, it seems like a very American premise for a reality TV show."

Others suggested The US Office, Shameless and The Inbetweeners as more examples, while one TikToker also commented: "Funny you should say this, I just learnt that you guys had What Not To Wear (with Clinton and Stacy I believe?) but it was 2 years after our version."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@yorkshirepeach

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US News, TV, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Face Masks To Be Compulsory From Tuesday In England

2 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Family Of Youngest Astroworld Victim Decline Travis Scott Funeral Payment Offer

2 hours ago