Who Dares Wins (British game show)
|Who Dares Wins|
|Created by||Jim Cannon|
|Presented by||Nick Knowles|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||12|
|No. of episodes||105 (as of 24 August 2019)|
|Running time||50 minutes (2007–17)|
40 minutes (2017–)
|Production company(s)||12 Yard|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||17 November 2007 –|
|Related shows||The National Lottery Draws|
Two teams of strangers are paired up. Both teams sit in soundproof pods. When the pods are blue they can hear what is happening. When the pod is red they cannot hear what is happening.
The list subject is read out and then the host turns one pod red. The other team then make a bid on how many right answers they can give. Their pod turns red and their opponents can either increase the bid or dare them to play. This process continues until one team is dared.
If the bidders make their bid then they win the list. If they make a mistake then their opponents win the list. The first team to win two lists play for the money.
If both teams win a list then a penalty shootout tiebreaker is played. The sound remains on in the pods. The host reads out the subject for the round. The first team gives an answer and if it is on the list then the opponents have to answer correctly or they lose. If the first team give a wrong answer then their opponents will win with a correct response.
The winning team is given another list subject. The money that can be won is as follows:
- 3 correct answers for £5,000
- 6 correct answers for £10,000
- 9 correct answers for £15,000
- 12 correct answers for £25,000
- 15 correct answers for £50,000
After each level is reached the contestants can quit with the money won because if they make an error they lose all money won on the list.
If a team quits or wins £50,000 the money won is banked and cannot be lost. This is shared equally between the two team members.
There are no limits on the amount of money a team can win or the number of games a team can win.
3 teams didn't return as champions. The following games had two teams of challengers.
The most games won by a team is 12 by Chrissy from Blackrod and Joe from Canterbury.
Trish McGowan and Seamus Hussein have won the most money (£170,000). They won 8 times.
Chrissy and Joe are second in terms of winnings, with £165,000 in 12 games, while Nat Moitt and Euan Fleming are third in terms of winnings, with £155,000 in 7 games; they also held the record for the most answers given on a single list, with 40 (for Chemical Elements), until series 7 episode 5 where Hayley and Ranjit managed to name a 52 word list (the words in Bohemian Rhapsody).
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1||17 November 2007||29 December 2007||7|
|2||13 September 2008||1 November 2008||8|
|3||6 March 2010||1 May 2010||8|
|4||23 April 2011||18 June 2011||8|
|5||7 January 2012||3 March 2012||8|
|6||23 March 2013||11 May 2013||8|
|7||4 January 2014||15 March 2014||9|
|8||23 May 2015||18 July 2015||8|
|9||22 October 2016||8 April 2017||13|
|10||15 April 2017||16 September 2017||10|
|11||24 March 2018||28 July 2018||10|
|12||4 May 2019||7 September 2019||10|