Guinness World Records Smashed

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Guinness World Records Smashed
Genre Family Entertainment
Presented by Ben Shephard & Fearne Cotton (Pilot)
Steve Jones & Konnie Huq (Series)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 12 (inc. 1 pilot)
Production
Executive producer(s) Laura Mansfield
Producer(s) Marc Bassett
Tom Richardson
Debbie Nugent
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Broadcast
Original channel Sky1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run 23 November 2008 (2008-11-23)  – 22 December 2009 (2009-12-22)
External links
Website

Guinness World Records Smashed was a British television show for Sky1, that featured record attempts, celebrity guests and death-defying stunts.[1] A one-off pilot episode was transmitted on 23 November 2008, and a full 10-part series was broadcast on Sky1 from 19 April to 21 June 2009. The show was produced by British independent production company, Outline Productions with Guinness World Records.

The pilot show was recorded in October 2008 at Teddington Studios and around London and invited people to partake in the filming to attempt to break existing world records.[2]

On the back of the November 2008 one-off programme, Sky1 ordered an 10-part series. The studio format invited members of the public to try to set new world records in everything from leaping through burning hoops to somersaulting over cars. Celebrity guests, the audience, and the presenters also got involved with the record-breaking attempts.[3] The series started airing on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on Sunday 19 April 2009.[4] Filmed from February 2009, the studio show has been filmed at Pinewood Studios.[5]

Presenters[edit]

Fearne Cotton (Top of the Pops, The Xtra Factor) and Ben Shephard (GMTV, Dancing on Ice) presented the pilot of the show which was transmitted in Winter 2008. Both Fearne and Ben signed on to take part in some of the record attempts, with Shephard performing a record-breaking reverse bungee jump.[6]

Konnie Huq (Blue Peter) and Steve Jones (T4, The X Factor USA) presented the series which first aired on 19 April 2009.[7]

The record attempts were commentated on by Peter Dickson.

Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator[edit]

Marco Frigatti is the Director of Guinness World Record global Records Management Team and the chief adjudicator on Guinness World Records Smashed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
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  3. ^ "Sky 1 hands Guinness World Records show an 11-part run | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ "News | Pinewood — Film studio facilities & services". Pinewoodgroup.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fearne Cotton makes a big leap | The Sun |Showbiz|TV". The Sun. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sky 1 HD". Sky1.sky.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sky 1 HD". Sky1.sky.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014.