All Star Family Fortunes

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All Star Family Fortunes
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Presented by Vernon Kay
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 12
No. of episodes 124 (as of 22 March 2015)
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 45 minutes (2006–10, 2013–2014)
60 minutes (2011–12, 2015—)
Production company(s) Thames (2012–)
Talkback Thames (2006–2011)
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9: SDTV (2006–10)
16:9: HDTV (2010–)
Original run 28 October 2006 (2006-10-28) – Present
Related shows Family Fortunes
Family Feud

All Star Family Fortunes is a British television game show broadcast on ITV and presented by Vernon Kay which began airing on 28 October 2006. It is a celebrity revival of the original Family Fortunes that aired from 6 January 1980 until 6 December 2002, based on the American game show Family Feud.


On 29 October 2005, Family Fortunes returned as the "grand final" of Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon, a series of revivals of former popular ITV game shows shown to mark the channel's 50th anniversary, hosted by its most ubiquitous presenters of recent years. This show had Carol Vorderman and Vernon Kay playing for charity with their families with Vorderman eventually winning. (She would later return on a future episode.)

In 2006, the show was revived as All Star Family Fortunes, with Kay as presenter. Each team consists of a celebrity and four family members. The show was transmitted back to peak time for a full series that started on 28 October 2006. Celebrities and their families play, hoping to win up to £30,000 for a charity of their choice. A significant change from the old series is the use of a multi-coloured computerised scoreboard in place of the classic yellow-and-black LED version – the only other time a colour scoreboard was used was briefly in 1987 and 1988. Another significant (and rather odd) change is that whilst there are still five family members for each team, sometimes only four participate in the face-off with a member of the opposition team, despite the programme now being a 45-minute production instead of the original 30 minute slot.{{{1}}}

A second series began on 27 October 2007, lasting 10 weeks, and the third series began on 13 September 2008, running for 13 episodes. The fourth series, the longest series to date (17 episodes, including a Christmas Special), began on 20 September 2009. Series 5 began taping on 3 September 2010 for a 15-episode run. The show began airing on 11 September 2010. This was also the first series of the show to be filmed and broadcast in high definition on ITV HD (also STV HD and UTV HD).[1] Series 6 aired from 20 August-25 December 2011.

The seventh and eighth series of the show aired back-to-back (series 7 aired for seven episodes and series 8 for eight episodes) from 11 February to 13 May 2012, followed by a Christmas special on 21 December and another episode on 27 December. Series 9 consisted of nine episodes which aired from 6 January-3 March 2013. This was followed by a six-part tenth series in the summer, airing between 29 June and 3 August 2013. Series 11 began with a Christmas special on 29 December 2013, followed by ten episodes from 5 January to 2 March 2014, making this series the longest since series 6.

Christmas editions of the show often air during the festive period. These shows see two teams from different television programmes (for example Coronation Street, This Morning, Dancing on Ice and Emmerdale), playing to win £30,000 for their chosen charity.


Lisa I'Anson was the announcer for the first series of All Star Family Fortunes in 2006, before Peter Dickson took over in the second series.


The show features two teams of five, each consisting of a celebrity and their families who are trying to win money for a charity of their choice. The two families are asked to guess the results of surveys, in which 100 people were asked a series of open-ended questions (e.g. "Name something associated with the country Wales" or "Name a bird with a long neck"). Although never acknowledged on the show, the 100 people surveyed would invariably be audience members who had volunteered prior to the show.

Single Money[edit]

Each episode begins with the "Single Money" round. A member of each team, in rotation, approaches the podium. As the question is read-always beginning with "Name (something/someone/a country where ... etc.)"-the first to press their buzzer gives an answer. If it is not the top answer, the other team is asked. The team with the higher answer then chooses whether to "play" the question, or "pass" control to the other team.

Kay then passes down the line of the controlling team, asking for an answer from each of them. The board then reveals whether this answer is featured. If not, a strike is charged. If a family manages to come up with all the answers given by the "100 people surveyed", they win the pounds equivalent of the total number of people who had given the answers, hence Kay's catchphrase "Every point is worth a pound." Some answers also come with mystery "spot prizes" which the person who gave the answer keeps, regardless of the final result.

Every time someone gives an answer that is not on the board, the strike is accompanied by a large "X" on the board with the infamous buzzer. If a family strikes out (three strikes), the other family has the chance to "steal" by coming up with an answer that may be among the missing answers. If this answer is present, the other family wins the round and "steals" the money; otherwise, the that played the board win the round and the money accumulated in the round. The missing answer(s) is/are then revealed by Kay.

Double Money[edit]

In this round, answers are worth twice as much money, £2 as opposed to £1; as Kay says - "every point is worth twice the price". There are two rounds of Double Money, coupled with either two or three rounds of Single Money. If there are only two rounds of Single Money, the fifth family member misses out on the head-to-head. The family who have the most money after this round go on to play Big Money.

Unlike previous incarnations, the goal of £300 is not required; the game ends after the last Double Money.

Big Money[edit]

The celebrity then chooses one member of their team to join them in the final round, "Big Money". This involves the two contestants answering five questions, given by the "100 people surveyed", within a narrow time limit. The other family member goes first and gives his/her answers to the five questions within 15 seconds; then the celebrity (who had been out of sight and earshot of their teammate) give their answers within 20 seconds (in case of duplicate answers). If they get 200 points or more from the ten answers they win £10,000 for their chosen charity. Also, if they get all five top answers, the money is tripled to £30,000.

Episode guide[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 28 October 2006 Chris Moyles Fearne Cotton
2 4 November 2006 Johnny Vegas Nicola Stapleton
3 11 November 2006 Jimmy Osmond Sara Cox
4 18 November 2006 Jean-Christophe Novelli David Dickinson
5 25 November 2006 Lee Ryan Melinda Messenger
6 2 December 2006 David Seaman Gabby Logan
7 9 December 2006 Phil Tufnell Kelly Holmes
8 23 December 2006 Wendi Peters, Bruce Jones, Jayne Bickerton, Samia Smith and Andy Whyment (Coronation Street) Antony Audenshaw, Deena Payne, Adele Silva, Verity Rushworth and Alex Carter (Emmerdale)

Series 2[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 27 October 2007 Kym Marsh Brian Dowling
2 3 November 2007 Holly Willoughby Eamonn Holmes
3 10 November 2007 Angela Griffin Antony Worrall Thompson
4 17 November 2007 Louisa Lytton Zoë Ball
5 24 November 2007 Sammy Winward Kyran Bracken
6 1 December 2007 Kirsty Gallacher Stephen Mulhern
7 8 December 2007 Jenni Falconer Ben Richards
8 15 December 2007 Claire King Edith Bowman
9 25 December 2007 Nikki Sanderson Greg Rusedski
10 5 January 2008 Nell McAndrew Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Series 3[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 13 September 2008 Michelle Collins Christopher Biggins
2 20 September 2008 Gemma Atkinson Antony Cotton
3 27 September 2008 Coleen Nolan Barry McGuigan
4 4 October 2008 Duncan James Will Greenwood
5 11 October 2008 Matt Willis and Emma Griffiths Gary Lucy
6 18 October 2008 Ryan Thomas Lucy Benjamin
7 25 October 2008 Suzanne Shaw William Roache
8 1 November 2008 John Barnes Natasha Hamilton
9 8 November 2008 Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee Joe Swash
10 27 December 2008 Nicole Barber-Lane, Jennifer Metcalfe, Nick Pickard, Claire Cooper and Gemma Merna (Hollyoaks) Andy Devine, Jane Cox, Eden Taylor-Draper, Lucy Pargeter and Mark Charnock (Emmerdale)
11 3 January 2009 Edwina Currie Judith Chalmers and Mark Durden-Smith
12 10 January 2009 Shane Lynch Ruthie Henshall
13 17 January 2009 Amir Khan Jennie Bond

Series 4[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 20 September 2009 Sherrie Hewson, Coleen Nolan, Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean and Jane McDonald (Loose Women) Joe McFadden, Nikki Sanderson, Lisa Kay, David Lonsdale and Tricia Penrose (Heartbeat)
2 27 September 2009 Vanessa Feltz Lucy Speed
3 4 October 2009 Danny Jones Zöe Lucker
4 11 October 2009 Patsy Palmer Katherine Kelly
5 18 October 2009 David Coulthard Anthea Turner
6 25 October 2009 Hannah Waterman and Ricky Groves Ray Quinn
7 1 November 2009 Laila Rouass Sean Maguire
8 8 November 2009 Lesley Dunlop John Barrowman
9 15 November 2009 Donal MacIntyre Charlie Brooks
10 22 November 2009 Antony Costa Elizabeth Dawn
11 29 November 2009 Denise Lewis Ellie Simmonds
12 6 December 2009 Karen Barber Paddy McGuinness
13 13 December 2009 Jodie Prenger Gareth Gates
14 26 December 2009 Sally Whittaker, Michael Le Vell, Peter Armitage, Helen Flanagan and Brooke Vincent (Coronation Street) Nick Miles, Nicola Wheeler, Tom Lister, Kelsey-Beth Crossley and Lucy Pargeter (Emmerdale)
15 3 January 2010 Colin Jackson Esther Rantzen
16 20 February 2010 Uri Geller Liz McClarnon
17 27 February 2010 Duncan Bannatyne Lisa Maxwell

Series 5[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 11 September 2010 Jennie McAlpine Keith Duffy
2 18 September 2010 Brian Blessed Rebecca Adlington
3 25 September 2010 Hayley Tamaddon Aggie MacKenzie
4 2 October 2010 Denise Welch Calum Best
5 9 October 2010 Kelvin Fletcher Austin Healey
6 16 October 2010 Tina Hobley Andrew Castle
7 23 October 2010 Jo Wood Bobby Davro
8 30 October 2010 Gino D'Acampo Michelle Keegan
9 6 November 2010 Rav Wilding Blythe Duff
10 13 November 2010 Penny Smith James Sutton
11 20 November 2010 Mikey Graham Cheryl Fergison
12 28 November 2010 Jennifer Ellison Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff
13 5 December 2010 Ricky Whittle John Thomson
14 12 December 2010 Caroline Flack John Partridge
15 25 December 2010 Ruth Langsford, Paul Ross, Sharon Marshall, Jason Gardiner and Allison Hammond (This Morning) Chris Chittell, Charlie Hardwick, Matthew Wolfenden, Roxy Shahidi and Natalie Anderson (Emmerdale)

Series 6[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 20 August 2011 Simon Gregson Sam Aston
2 27 August 2011 Pauline Quirke Jo Whiley
3 3 September 2011 Will Mellor Lisa Snowdon
4 10 September 2011 Joe McElderry Jo Joyner
5 17 September 2011 Cheryl Baker Trevor Nelson
6 24 September 2011 Rita Simons Russell Kane
7 1 October 2011 Chris Bisson Harry Judd
8 8 October 2011 Peter Andre Kate Thornton
9 15 October 2011 Jennifer Metcalfe Joe Pasquale
10 22 October 2011 Danny Miller Stacey Solomon
11 25 December 2011 Janine Duvitski, Kenny Ireland, Elsie Kelly, Jake Canuso and Oliver Stokes (Benidorm) Amy Childs, Mark Wright, James Argent, Joey Essex and Nanny Pat (The Only Way Is Essex)

Series 7[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 11 February 2012 Carol Vorderman Russell Grant
2 25 February 2012 Simon Webbe June Brown
3 3 March 2012 Brooke Vincent Rik Makarem
4 10 March 2012 Robin Cousins Dawn Steele
5 17 March 2012 Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Janet Ellis Angela Rippon
6 24 March 2012 Katy Cavanagh Jessica Jane Clement
7 31 March 2012 Ed Byrne Lesley Nicol

Series 8[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 8 April 2012 Jane McDonald Mark Wright
2 15 April 2012 Kate Garraway Chris Fountain
3 22 April 2012 Jenny Frost Dominic Brunt
4 29 April 2012 Martine McCutcheon Jermain Defoe
5 6 May 2012 Rosemary Shrager Robbie Savage
6 13 May 2012 Samia Ghadie Bill Tarmey
7 21 December 2012 (Text Santa Special)[2] Jonathan Ross, Danny Baker, Stephen K. Amos, Ed Byrne, and Paul Chowdhry Jo Brand, Shappi Khorsandi, Andi Osho, Janet Street-Porter and Charlotte Jackson
8 27 December 2012 Aled Jones, Ranvir Singh, Gethin Jones, Richard Arnold and Hilary Jones (Daybreak) Lucy Pargeter, Natalie Anderson, Mark Charnock, Gemma Oaten and Fiona Wade (Emmerdale)

Series 9[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 6 January 2013 Mikey North Matthew Wolfenden
2 13 January 2013 Richard Bacon Louie Spence
3 20 January 2013 Sherrie Hewson Jonnie Peacock
4 27 January 2013 Sheree Murphy James Argent
5 3 February 2013 Samantha Womack Tom Fletcher
6 10 February 2013 Diarmuid Gavin Gemma Merna
7 17 February 2013 Catherine Tyldesley Andrea McLean
8 24 February 2013 Nicola Adams Michael Vaughan
9 3 March 2013 Penny Lancaster Michael Owen

Series 10[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 29 June 2013 Patrick Robinson Rylan Clark
2 6 July 2013 David Haye Georgia May Foote
3 13 July 2013 Danny Mac Claire Richards
4 20 July 2013 Carolyn Pickles Perry Fenwick
5 27 July 2013 Nadia Sawalha Jane Cox
6 3 August 2013 Charlie Condou Paula Lane

Series 11[edit]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 28 December 2013 Antony Cotton, Alison King, Jennie McAlpine, Catherine Tyldesley and Cherylee Houston (Coronation Street) Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Christine Bleakley, Robin Cousins and Ashley Roberts (Dancing on Ice)
2 5 January 2014 Wayne Sleep Kimberley Walsh
3 12 January 2014 Paul Potts Ann Widdecombe
4 19 January 2014 Stephen K. Amos Lesley Joseph
5 26 January 2014 Brian McFadden Diane Parish
6 2 February 2014 Scott Mills Janine Duvitski
7 9 February 2014 Steve Redgrave Natalie Anderson
8 16 February 2014 Julia Bradbury Phil Taylor
9 23 February 2014 Dougie Poynter Sinitta
10 2 March 2014 Debbie Rush Andrew Whyment

Series 12[edit]

A twelfth series was recorded between 14 to 20 October 2014. Celebrities yet to appear are: Charley Webb and Matthew Wright.[3]

Episode Date Team 1 Team 2
1 28 December 2014 Jimi Mistry, Sair Khan, Qasim Akhtar, Marc Anwar and Shelley King (Coronation Street) Natalie J Robb, Bill Ward, Adam Thomas, Anthony Quinlan and Joe Gill (Emmerdale)
2 11 January 2015 All Star Family Misfortunes (Compilation episode)
3 25 January 2015 Dave Myers Jack P. Shepherd
4 1 February 2015 Helen Skelton Daniel O'Donnell
5 8 February 2015 Crissy Rock Ian "H" Watkins
6 15 February 2015 Fabrice Muamba Ranvir Singh
7 22 February 2015 Fiona Wade Jon Culshaw
8 1 March 2015 Katie Price Charles Lawson
9 8 March 2015 Sam Bailey Jamelia
10 15 March 2015 Jill Halfpenny Wes Brown
11 22 March 2015 Kieron Richardson Ruth Langsford

International versions[edit]

Country Local name Host Network Air date
 Belgium Familieraad (2014) Chris Van den Durpel vtm 2014
 Indonesia New Famili 100 Tukul Arwana Indosiar 2013
 Germany Familien-Duell - Prominenten-Special Daniel Hartwich RTL 2013
 United States Celebrity Family Feud Al Roker
Steve Harvey


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