Date: 2nd November 2000

A Game Show To Challenge Millionaire?

A new British game show, The Weakest Link, has become the BBC's most successful new show in ten years and could provide a challenge to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which airs on the commercial ITV network, the London Daily Mail reported today (Thursday). The show's strongest -- and weakest -- link to continued success may be its host, Anne Robinson, who also hosts a weekly consumer-watchdog feature on the BBC. Robinson frequently berates contestants when they fail to answer questions correctly, at one time telling one, "You have banked a sad, miserable 130 ($200)." BBC disc jockey Terry Wogan told the Daily Mail that Robinson resembles "a cross between Cruella de Ville and Hitler's mother."

Source: Studio Briefing