Wipeout (2009 Australian game show)

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This article is about the 2009 Nine Network game show. For the 1999 game show, see Wipeout (1999 Australian game show).
Wipeout
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Wipeout logo
Genre Game show
Created by Matt Kunitz, Scott Larsen
Presented by James Brayshaw
Josh Lawson
Kelly Landry
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Location(s) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Running time 60 minutes
(including commercials)
Production company(s) Endemol Southern Star
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 3 February 2009 – 24 March 2009
External links
Website

Wipeout, presented on air as Wipeout Australia, is an Australian game show, which is based on the U.S. game show of the same name. The game show premiered on the Nine Network on Tuesday 3 February 2009 at 7:30 pm for an initial run of eight episodes. The show was produced by Endemol Southern Star. The show is currently being re-aired on GO!, a Nine Network multi-channel.

Production[edit]

Potential contestants had to fill out a 14 page application and attend auditions in Sydney, which were held on 2 August 2008. The 160 successful contestants then participated in the filming of the series over a period of one week starting 2 October 2008 at the international Wipeout obstacle course, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1][2] Post-Production began in Sydney in November 2008.

Presenters[edit]

On 8 September 2008, it was announced that Kelly Landry has been given the on-location reporter role on the show.[3] She is the only one of the three presenters to actually talk with contestants and observe their attempts to complete the various stages of the Wipeout course.

James Brayshaw, a sports presenter for the Nine Network, and actor Josh Lawson were announced as the two co-hosts on 26 November 2008.[4] Brayshaw and Lawson provide commentary from within a studio setting.

Format[edit]

Wipeout Australia's format follows that of its American forerunner, although the initial number of contestants who compete in the first (Qualifier) round is 20, rather than 24. (The UK version, Total Wipeout also begins with 20 rather than 24, and began broadcasting a month before its Australian counterpart in January 2009.) Thus only eight competitors do not advance, rather than the half who are eliminated in the US show. Most of the competitors dress up in a costume and act like they are that person.

The twelve fastest competitors to complete the Qualifier advance to the Sweeper round, wherein they attempt to maintain their balance on a 3m-high metal pole while a rotating "Sweeper" arm tries to unseat them. After six players fall into the water, the remaining six advance; the sweeper arm continues to rotate however, with the last contestant standing winning a A$1,000 bonus.

The remaining six contestants then compete in the Dizzy Dummy round, where they are spun on the titular dummy and then required to navigate a short assault course. One player advances, and the remaining contestants are re-spun until the four finalists have been selected.

The dizzy dummy had been replaced with the Dreadmill, where contastants must try to walk through the treadmill to complete certain task with obstacles.

These four enter the Wipeout Zone, and attempt to complete the major final course in the fastest time. The winner is awarded A$20,000 in prize money.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper Dodgeball Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "The Hulk" Jack Anslow 3rd (1:23) 3rd 3rd 1st (10:13) (A$20,000)
2 "Samurai" Andrew Leece (Age 23) 2nd (1.18) 6th 2nd 2nd (13:57)
3 "Pony Boy" Jarrad Greenfield (Age 38) 12th (5:01) 2nd 1st Out Of Time
4 "Water Boy" Jon Wright (Age 37) 6th (1.52) A$1,000 4th Out of Time but Left with A$1,000
5 Geoff "Cougar" Coombes (Age 35) 10th (4:00) 5th Eliminated
6 "God's Gift" Adam Marshall (Age 23) 1st (1:14) 4th Quit
7 "Cop" Daniel Rose 5th (1:40) Eliminated
8 "Navy Girl" Jennifer Cartledge (Age 23) 11th (4:10) Eliminated
9 "Human Cannonball" Angus Tandy (Age 24) 9th (3:56) Eliminated
10 "Sexy Back" Cassie Kennedy (Age 24) 7th (1:53) Eliminated
11 "The Accountanator" Nathan Petrie (Age 24) 8th (2:25) Eliminated
12 "Bully Beater" Lindsey Green 4th (1:30) Eliminated

* Marshall became the first person to cross the Big Balls successfully, after already navigating the Tumble Tubes.

* Marshall and Coombes hit the water "simultaneously" according to the commentary, although Marshell left his podium first, while Coombes hit the water first.

  • This is the only episode in which the final four were all male competitors. Every episode in Wipeout Australia had 3 males and 1 female, except for Episodes 5 and 7, which had 2 males and 2 females each.
  • This is the only all-male Dizzy Dummy.

Episode 2[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper (Ball Crusher) Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Buffman" Shannon Fowler 1st (1:34)** 3rd 2nd 1st (06:17) (A$20,000)
2 Angus "Fish Fingers" Ingram 2nd (1:40) 2nd 3rd 2nd (07:19)
3 Annabella "Sister" Leone 6th (2:07) Eliminated (7th) 4th 3rd (08:42)
4 "Tango" Tony Leoni 3rd (1:47) A$1,000 1st Out of Time but Left with A$1,000
5 "Rare Breed" Dan Ryan 4th (1:58) 5th Eliminated
6 "Nurse" Irene Fangoulis 10th (3:00) 4th Eliminated
7 Luke "Brother" Leone 5th (2:00) 6th Retired
8 Gail "Very Tinkerbell" De Costa 7th (2:34)** Eliminated
9 "Parking Cop" Merridy Carin-Duff 8th (2:45) Eliminated
10 "Astrologer" Renee Gadd 12th (3:24) Eliminated
11 "Rock Star" Nick Cushen 9th (2:47) Eliminated
12 Will McKinnon 11th (3:13) Eliminated

* Dan Ryan become the first contestant to cross the Sucker Punch.

** Shannon Fowler, Gail De Costa, Renee Gadd, and Angus Ingram were the first, second, third, and fourth to clear the Ring Swing.

*** Luke Leone retired between the Sweeper and Dizzy Dummy rounds, and his place went to the 7th Sweeper survivor. * This episode was re-aired as a season two episode of the United States version on 9 September 2009, commentated by U.S. hosts John Henson and John Anderson.

Episode 3[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 Ryan "Tom Cruise" Newland 2nd (01.31.23) 2nd 1st 1st (04.57.11) (A$20,000)
2 Kane "Mikey" Broadrick 1st (01.28.00) A$1,000 2nd 2nd (11.18.03) (A$1,000)
3 Shane "Metroman" Mann 8th (3.02.12) 4th 3rd 3rd (16.50.07)
4 Bethany "Fight Hug" Reid 9th (03.10.11) 6th 4th Out of Time
5 Caroline "Disco Dude" Durston 5th (2.35.12) Eliminated (7th) Eliminated
6 Shane "Queenslander" Ellis 4th (02.29.10) 3rd Quit
7 Natalie "Swim Coach" Maclarn 10th (4.02.12) 5th Quit
8 Stephen "Bingo" Abela 11th (5.34.12) Eliminated
9 David "Nocky" Hennock** 7th (3.01.34) Eliminated
10 "Purple Policewoman" Kirsteen Stewart 12th (6.11.22) Eliminated
11 "Personal Trainer In The Mud Pit" Amelia Patomaki 6th (3.00.00) Eliminated
12 "200m Champ" Lisa Ellis 3rd (2.11.23) Eliminated

* Durston was reinstated during the third Dizzy Dummy round, after both Ellis and Maclarn withdrew injured.

** Sam Gaskell was originally shown to go through to the next round, but David was the correct qualifier.

Episode 4[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper (Toothbrush) Dreadmill (Doors) Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Herr" Chris Rudduck 2nd (01.10.03) A$1,000 1st (00.37.03) 1st (05.26.11) (A$21,000)
2 "Let's Get Physical" Renee Bradford 9th (03.40.11) 6th 4th (03.09.19) 2nd (08.24.19)
3 "Excito" Matthew Earle 3rd (01.48.07) 2nd 3rd (01.56.07) Out Of Time
4 "Country Boy" Josh Anderson 6th (2.51.23) 4th 2nd (01.22.11) Quit
5 Scotty "Six Toes" Hubbock 1st (01.01.07) 5th (03.13.07)
6 "Nat with the Tats" Natalie Richardson 4th (2.12.32) 3rd Quit
7 "Call Center Girl" Penny McMulin 10th (4.12.12) Eliminated
8 Sharon Carson 7th (2.54.09) Eliminated
9 "Blondie" Tamara Drybec 5th (2.30.12) Eliminated
10 "Cheerleader" Fabiola Aguirre 8th (3.01.20) Eliminated
11 "Suit Man" Josh Hawkins 11th (04.29.07) Eliminated
12 Bill Skelly 12th (5.22.01) Eliminated

* Dubbing himself the superhero "Excito", Earle made it past the Sucker-Punch Wall without falling.

Hubbock crossed the Big Balls before finishing the qualifier in the fastest time seen on Wipeout Australia.

Episode 5[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper (With Sacks) Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Gentle Giant" Tim Watts 1:52.36 (4th) 2nd 2nd 1st (3:02.51) (A$20,000)
2 "The Decorator" Lisa Masden 2:40.54 (8th) 6th 3rd Out of Time
3 "Eco Warrior" Sara Hely 2:39.43 (7th) 4th 1st 2nd (3:41.19)
4 Lockie "Ladies' Man" McDonald 1:30.23 (1st) 3rd 4th Out Of Time
5 "Surfer Dude" Miles Cattman 1:37.27 (2nd) A$1,000 Eliminated but Left with A$1,000
6 "The Lifesaver" Naomi Flood 2:09.56 (6th) 5th Eliminated
7 Bridgette Starr 2:41.23 (9th) Eliminated
8 "Birdman" Jamie Kelso 2:59.45 (12th) Eliminated
9 Ritchie Gibson 2:50.23 (10th) Eliminated
10 Adam "Malcolm in the Middle" Malcolm 1:59.34 (5th) Eliminated
11 "Pocket Rocket" David Clarke 2:56.12 (11th) Eliminated
12 "Bucket List" Candice Boyd 1:46.23 (3rd) Eliminated

Episode 6[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper (Hoop) Dreadmill (Tube) Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "The Perfect Specimen" Seamus Rodden 2:01 (4th) 3rd 1:45 1st (2:52) (A$20,000)
2 "Golden Guns" Marisa Heuttner 4:10 (10th) 4th 2:12 2nd (3:13)
3 "Skater Boy" Chris Elder 1:26 (2nd) A$1,000 3:02 3rd (3:34) (A$1,000)
4 "Lion Tamer" Robbie Doyle 1:39 (3rd) 5th 2:11 Out Of Time
5 "Breakdancing Big Al" Alex Mesa 4:02 (9th) 2nd 3:40
6 "The Count" Robert Vanderpluym* 6:00 (12th) 6th Quit
7 "The Female Jim Carrey" Jordana Cashman 2:13 (6th) Eliminated
8 "Personal Trainer" Phillipa Robinson 3:00 (8th) Eliminated
9 "Drag Queen" Gerard Robinson 1:23 (1st) Eliminated
10 "School Teacher" Kay Redding 5:59 (11th) Eliminated
11 "G.I." Jody Collier 2:51 (7th) Eliminated
12 "Ex-Bikini Model" Tianne Hawkins 2:11 (5th) Eliminated

* Robert and "Big Head" Rob Green from the next episode, along with three Turkish contestant and American contestant Jacob "Crunch Time" Mann, were nominated for "Best International Wipeout" on the "Total Wipeout Awards".

Episode 7[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Sweeper (Fly Screen) Dizzy Dummy Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Demolition" Dave Marschell (Age 49) 1:46.19 (4th) 2nd 1st 1st (4:03) (A$20,000)
2 "Strategy Man" Ed Mulvey 1:34 (1st) 4th 2nd 2nd (4:29)
3 "Rubber Woman" Jane Altschwager 3:10 (12th) 6th 4th 3rd (5:44)
4 "Dark Horse" Kobie Mulligan 1:46.07 (3rd) 5th 3rd Quit
5 "Circus Wannabe" Lisa Talianna (Age 27) 2:23 (10th) 3rd Eliminated
6 "Loudmouth" Layton Mills 1:57 (5th)* A$1,000 Eliminated but Left with A$1,000
7 Brett Garland (Age 23) 2:02 (7th) Eliminated
8 "Foot Model" Robert Stanley 2:38 (11th) Eliminated
9 "Barman" Simon Harrari 2:01 (6th) Eliminated
10 "Bighead" Rob Green 1:46.05 (2nd) Eliminated
11 Karen Black 2:10 (8th) Eliminated
12 "Firefighter" Linda Wilton 2:16 (9th) Eliminated

* Layton Mills was the first to successfully cross the Wall Swing.

  • Jane Altschwager was the only finalist to be last to qualify in every round.

Episode 8[edit]

Competition: Finals
Week: Qualifier Crusher Dreadmill(Wrecking Ball Basket) Wipeout Zone
Place Contestant Result
1 "Dodgeball" Dan Bennett (Age 25) 1:28 (1st) 6th 3rd (02:46.03) 1st (06:20.63) (A$20,000)
2 "The Crazy Kid" Jordan Mueck (Age 18) 1:35 (2nd) 4th 2nd (02:12.15) Out Of Time
3 "Ballerina" Melanie Andrews (Age 26) 2:40 (8th) 5th 4th (03:29.47) Out Of Time
4 "Soccer Head" Andrew Boothe (Age 25) 1:45 (3rd) 2nd 1st (01:12.39) Out Of Time
5 "Unlucky in Love" Andrew Stephenson (Age 32) 3:52 (12th) A$1,000 Eliminated but Left with A$1,000 (03:37.19)
6 "The Captain" Robert James Cook 2:58 (9th) 3rd Eliminated (03:46.55)
7 Jackie Buckthought 2:22 (7th) Eliminated
8 "Personal Trainer" Jennifer Boyd (Age 36) 2:20 (6th) Eliminated
9 "The Hostess with the Most-ess" Corrine Taylor (Age 24) 3:06 (10th) Eliminated
10 "Redhead" Angela Southern (Age 23) 2:10 (5th) Eliminated
11 "Warrior Princess" Sarah Clanter-Goold 3:35 (11th) Eliminated
12 "The Wookiee" Shane Arthurson 2:00 (4th) Eliminated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration". Ninemsn. 
  2. ^ "Wipeout Australian Auditions…". What's On The Tube. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (8 September 2008). "Kelly lands Wipeout role". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (26 November 2008). "James Brayshaw & Josh Lawson for Wipeout". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 

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