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Bigheads titles.jpg
GenreGame show
Directed byRichard van't Riet
Presented byJason Manford
Theme music composerNick Foster
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Adam Wood
  • Mat Steiner
  • Paul Wright
ProducerKeith Cotton
Production locationElstree Studios
Running time60 minutes (including adverts)
Production companyPrimal Media
Original networkITV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release23 April (2017-04-23) –
28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)

Bigheads is a British television game show produced by Primal Media that aired on ITV From 23 April 2017 until 28 May 2017 and is hosted by Jason Manford with Jenny Powell and Kriss Akabusi as commentators. Contestants were dressed as celebrities with oversized heads that designed to be based from Spitting Image and Newzoids by competing in challenges and were eliminated until a winner was decided.

In March 2018, the show was cancelled after one series.[1]


Contestants are dressed as celebrities with oversized heads and compete in various challenges until a winner is found. It has been described as "It's a Knockout meets Spitting Image".[2]

Series overview[edit]

Series Start Finish Episodes Winner Winner's Celebrity 'Bighead'
1 23 April 2017 28 May 2017
Nathan Martin

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Episode 1 was broadcast on 23 April 2017.

Contestant Age Occupation Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Jess 19 Politics student Theresa May Eliminated 1st
Zoe 36 Police investigator Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Eliminated 2nd
Sid 45 Ticket inspector Simon Cowell Eliminated 3rd
Gloria 28 Logistics manager Adele Eliminated 4th
Danny 29 Sales executive Donald Trump Eliminated 5th
Jason 26 Account executive Benedict Cumberbatch Eliminated 6th
Brian 45 Shift manager Albert Einstein Eliminated 7th
Bryan 23 Marketing executive Sir Mo Farah Finalist

Episode 2[edit]

Episode 2 was broadcast on 30 April 2017.

Contestant Age Occupation Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Amy 28 Finance administrator Queen Victoria Eliminated 1st
Wil 38 Marketing manager Ed Sheeran Eliminated 2nd
Alex 27 Gymnastics coach Vladimir Putin Eliminated 3rd
Nicky 38 Personal trainer Charles, Prince of Wales Eliminated 4th
Tom 24 Renewals sales rep David Beckham Eliminated 5th
Charlie 28 Sales assistant Taylor Swift Eliminated 6th
Scott 24 Fitness trainer William Shakespeare Eliminated 7th
Aisha 33 Print assistant Rihanna Finalist

Episode 3[edit]

Episode 3 was broadcast on 7 May 2017.

Contestant Age Occupation Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Kirsty 31 Recruitment consultant Marilyn Monroe Eliminated 1st
John 43 IT support consultant Henry VIII of England Eliminated 2nd
Darren 48 Forklift truck driver Sir Elton John Eliminated 3rd
Natalie 24 Area fitness manager Victoria Beckham Eliminated 4th
Angelo 37 Firefighter Sir Winston Churchill Eliminated 5th
John 30 Farmfoods Worker Boris Johnson Eliminated 6th
Ethan 20 Film student Gordon Ramsay Eliminated 7th
Nathan 32 Personal trainer Finalist

Episode 4[edit]

Episode 4 was broadcast on 14 May 2017.

Contestant Age Occupation Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Lauren 35 Claims assessor Marilyn Monroe Eliminated 1st
Paula 49 Senior hire controller Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Eliminated 2nd
Claire 25 Children's party host Adele Eliminated 3rd
Mick 47 Builder Simon Cowell Eliminated 4th
Leanne 29 Purchasing administrator Queen Victoria Eliminated 5th
Marc 39 Fitness instructor Prince Charles Eliminated 6th
Robbie 27 Recruitment company director Vladimir Putin Eliminated 7th
Stephen 32 Cardiac nurse Russell Brand Finalist

Episode 5[edit]

Episode 5 was broadcast on 21 May 2017.

Contestant Age Occupation Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Scott 50 Royal Air Force police officer Henry VIII of England Eliminated 1st
Rachel 22 Optical assistant Victoria Beckham Eliminated 2nd
Kelly 35 Teacher Taylor Swift Eliminated 3rd
Karen 48 Hairdresser Theresa May Eliminated 4th
James 25 Machine operator Donald Trump Eliminated 5th
Craig 37 Painter & decorator David Beckham Eliminated 6th
Harry 28 Financial broker Benedict Cumberbatch Eliminated 7th
Pete 24 Health & safety manager Sir Winston Churchill Finalist

Episode 6: Series Final[edit]

Episode 6 was broadcast on 28 May 2017.

Contestant Episode won Celebrity 'Bighead' Status
Pete 5 Sir Winston Churchill 5th
Aisha 2 Rihanna 4th
Stephen 4 Russell Brand 3rd
Bryan 1 Sir Mo Farah Second Placed Big Head

3 Champion Of Big Heads 2017


Title Original Airdate Ratings (millions)[3][4]
"Episode #1.1"23 April 2017 (2017-04-23)2.80
"Episode #1.2"30 April 2017 (2017-04-30)2.44
"Episode #1.3"7 May 2017 (2017-05-07)2.30
"Episode #1.4"14 May 2017 (2017-05-14)1.90
"Episode #1.5"21 May 2017 (2017-05-21)N/A
"Episode #1.6"28 May 2017 (2017-05-28)N/A


  1. ^ "ITV ditches the Nightly Show, Bigheads and Fearless for 'underperforming'". March 2018.
  2. ^ "Jason Manford: 'Brucie's are big shoes to fill, but he's in my head when I'm doing Bigheads'". 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Weekly top 30 programmes".
  4. ^ "Bigheads Ratings – Tellymix Search".

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