Friends Like These

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Friends Like These
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Format Game show
Created by David Young
Presented by Ant & Dec (1999–2001)
Ian Wright (2001–03)
Narrated by Mitch Johnson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 50 (inc. pilot and 4 specials)
Running time 50 minutes
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
First shown in 6 November 1999 (1999-11-06)
Original run 12 February 2000 (2000-02-12) – 1 March 2003 (2003-03-01)

Friends Like These was a British game show that was broadcast on BBC One first as a pilot on 6 November 1999 and then as a full series from 12 February 2000 until 1 March 2003. It was presented by Ant & Dec from 1999 to 2001 and later by Ian Wright until 2003.


The game show involved two teams, one male and one female, both made up of five individuals. Each team then had to compete in 4 challenges, picking one person from their team for each challenge. Each challenge would win the team a point, which would go forward to the final round, also known as "The Decider". When each team was left with one contestant a piece, they would then go forward to play the deciding challenge, which could win them many points. The team with the most points at the end would be the winners, would go through to the question round.

The winning team would then taken to the face to face round, where each member of the team was asked a question to see how much they know about them. If the person correctly guesses their friend's answer, their chair stays white. However, if the person incorrectly guesses their friend's answer, their chair goes red. After all of these questions had been asked, the team could leave, which only those in white winning the prize. They also had the option to gamble, in which case everyone in the red and white would be asked a question about all 5, and if they got it right, they would also go white. However, if they got it wrong, none of the team would receive the prize.


Original series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
6 November 1999
12 February 2000
25 March 2000
28 October 2000
6 January 2001
9 June 2001
4 August 2001
27 October 2001
19 January 2002
27 April 2002
22 June 2002
11 January 2003
1 March 2003


Date Entitle
1 April 2000
England vs Scotland
28 December 2000
Celebrity Special: Holby City vs. EastEnders
22 December 2001
Celebrity Special: Steps vs. Damage
21 December 2002
Families Like These

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