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​Takeshi's Castle Voted Classic UK Game Show People Miss The Most

​Takeshi's Castle Voted Classic UK Game Show People Miss The Most

They don’t make ‘em like they used to, do they?

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Takeshi's Castle has been voted the classic game show that people miss the most, following a Twitter poll of LADbible readers.

Many Brits grew up on all kinds of weird and wonderful game shows, many are which are sadly no longer with us... I know, they don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

Long before the days of The Circle or that new show Gordon Ramsay's been doing, there was a world of people being thrown into lakes or running up travelators head-to-toe in spandex.

We wanted to throw it back to the good old days by remembering the best of the best, asking the general public which one they missed most.

In the first pot, we pitted Blankety Blank, Gladiators, The Krypton Factor and Bruce's Price is Right against each other, with ITV series Gladiators coming out on top with 72.6 percent of the vote.

Next up, it was Bullseye, Big Break, It's a Knockout and Total Wipeout all going head-to-head, with a total of 9,999 votes cast. In the end, Total Wipeout won with 56.4 percent, compared to It's a Knockout's measly 9.4 percent.

Finally, in the third and final pot we had Takeshi's Castle, The Weakest Link, Goldenballs and Deal or No Deal battling it out. Takeshi's Castle, which debuted in the UK in 2002, gained itself a place in the final with 53.6 percent of the 9,932 votes.

The final heat was surprisingly close, with Total Wipeout going up against Gladiators and Takeshi's Castle - the latter being the victor with 37.4 percent.

Gladiators was a noble runner-up with 35.3 percent of the final vote, while Total Wipeout also had a respectable 27.3 percent.

Even the official Gladiators Twitter account got involved, asking its fans to show some support in the vote, saying: "Let's win this GladFans!"

Commenting on the Twitter vote, one person wrote: "Used to love Gladiators on a Saturday night but I've gone for Takeshi's Castle purely for Craig Charles' commentary."

Another agreed: "Takeshi's Castle mainly because of Craig Charles."

It probably says a lot that in the end it was a show about loads of random people falling over and hitting their heads won, rather than one that featured ripped gladiators swinging from the ceiling...

Featured Image Credit: Challenge

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, UK Entertainment