Stars in Fast Cars
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|Stars in Fast Cars|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||10 (plus pilot)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Three
Pilot: BBC Two
|Original run||2005– 2006|
Stars in Fast Cars was a humorous motoring-themed celebrity game show, in which celebrities competed at motoring challenges, including recreating movie stunts and racing modified armchairs. The series was first broadcast on BBC Three, in 2005, and repeated on BBC One in 2006.
Among some of the more notable moments were Car Skittles; a stunt where the guests had to drive on to the back of a moving lorry, before letting them all drive a Ferrari – with a bathtub of water attached to the back which they were not allowed to spill. They were asked to race in a variety of motor-esque machines, from the aforementioned armchairs to Formula 1 cars.
The final round of each show, between the two top-ranking guests, features the use of the car cannon in attempts to hit various things.
The show originated as a one-off special of the popular BBC Two show, Top Gear, and was produced, as were a number of other television specials, in aid of charity Comic Relief for Sport Relief in 2004. It was later turned into a series, presented by Dougie Anderson.
Episodes and participants
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The Top Gear special feature for Sport Relief, first broadcast on 10 July 2004.
The pilot was presented by Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May, with Jeremy Clarkson amongst the "stars" competing. The special featured a rare appearance on New Top Gear from Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell.
- 1st = : Jodie Kidd
- 1st = : Jeremy Clarkson
- 3rd = : Alan Davies
- 4th = : Jimmy "Carrnage" (Carr)
- 4th = : Darren Jordon
- 6th = : Patrick Kielty
This episode introduced the regular presenter, Dougie Anderson.
This episode recreated stunts from movies, and featured racing in modified armchairs and towing a bath full of water with a Ferrari. The two highest scorers after three rounds used the "Car Catapult" to hurl the car of their choice at giant coconuts.
The following notable people are included amongst those who took part in other episodes: Edwina Currie, Ben Fogle, Jilly Goolden, Ainsley Harriott, Jake Maskall, Nell McAndrew, Leanne Wilson, Reggie Yates, Trevor Nelson, Jennie Bond, Beverly Turner, Shane Lynch, Will Mellor and Rowland Rivron
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- BBC press release, 8 August 2005 — about new programming for that season
- Stars in Fast Cars at the Internet Movie Database
- Stars in Fast Cars at UKGameshows.com