Don't Ask Me Ask Britain

Don't Ask Me Ask Britain is a British television comedy panel game show that has aired on ITV from 18 April until 23 May 2017 and is hosted by Alexander Armstrong with Frank Skinner and Jonathan Ross as the team captains. The series is produced by Chalkboard TV for ITV. The goal is for the two teams to second-guess what the viewers will vote for in various questions by using an app and voting along live.

Don't Ask Me Ask Britain
GenreComedy panel game
Presented byAlexander Armstrong
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Running time60 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s)Chalkboard TV
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Original release18 April (2017-04-18) 
23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)


An app is available for iOS and Android devices where the viewers can vote along live to various questions. Skinner and Ross' teams must guess what will get the most votes. They'll get the points based on the percentage of people that went with their answer (for example, if an answer was voted by 30% of people, the team would get 30 points). There is also a round where Skinner and Ross must convince the viewers to agree with what they are arguing. They get the number of points based on what percentage agreed with them. The winner is the team with the most votes at the end of the show.

For the first three episodes, they would also go live to a family or a group of friends at their house to ask their opinion on the question. This however was scrapped from the fourth episode onwards.


The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – Indicates Frank's team won.
     – Indicates Jonathan's team won.
Episode First broadcast Frank's guest Jonathan's guest Scores
1x01 18 April 2017 Jamelia Deborah Meaden 203–190
1x02 25 April 2017 Nina Wadia Sheila Hancock 217–179
1x03 2 May 2017 Caroline Quentin Meera Syal 130–220
1x04 9 May 2017 Gabby Logan Lolly Adefope 217–247
1x05 16 May 2017 Holly Walsh Andi Oliver 217–313
1x06 23 May 2017 Adil Ray Angela Barnes 270–239

International versions

The TV format, was exported in Italy on 2015 with the title Gli italiani hanno sempre ragione, aired on Rai 1 in July, and hosted by Fabrizio Frizzi.

ITV axes the show

ITV later axed the show and it will not be returning for another series at the moment.[1]


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