Celebrity Circus (Australian TV series)
|Presented by||Charles Tingwell|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Location(s)||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||1 May – 29 May 2005|
Celebrity Circus was an Australian reality television series which aired in May 2005 on the Nine Network. The show took celebrities and, with the help of Silvers Circus, trained them into circus acts. In the final show the celebrities performed in front of a live crowd and showcased what they had learned. It was shown over five one-hour episodes and was hosted by Bud Tingwell. The various skills in the show were high-wire, flying trapeze, knife throwing, fire juggling and clowning.Some of the performers were also trained in two events called the Human Cannon and the Wheel of Death.
The participants were: actors Cameron Daddo and Kimberley Davies; former Home and Away star Dieter Brummer; Celebrity Big Brother winner Dylan Lewis; Australia's Funniest Home Video Show host Toni Pearen; Vadim Dale (from Outback Jack) and his fiance, Natalie Franzman; Olympic beach volleyball gold medallist Kerri Pottharst; and Ricki-Lee Coulter from Australian Idol. The first episode, which aired on 1 May, was placed in the top ten of the ratings for that week.
- Currently airing franchise
- Franchise no longer in production
|Region/Country||Local name||Network||Main presenter||Date premiered|
|Argentina||El Circo De Las Estrellas||Telefe||Susana Giménez||26 March 2007|
|Brazil||Circo do Faustão||Rede Globo||Fausto Silva||8 July 2007|
|Chile||Circo de Estrellas||TVN||Rafael Araneda||25 March 2010|
|India||Comedy Circus||Sony TV||Shruti Seth||16 June 2007|
|Italy||Reality Circus||Canale 5||Barbara D'Urso||17 September 2006|
|Mexico||Los 5 Magníficos||Televisa||Marco Antonio Regil||15 April 2007|
|Portugal||Circo das Celebridades||TVI||Júlia Pinheiro||19 March 2006|
|Poland||Gwiezdny Cyrk||Polsat||Zygmunt Chajzer and Agnieszka Popielewicz||6 March 2008|
|Russia||Цирк со звёздами
Tsirk so zvezdami
|1TV||Ivan Urgant and Sasha Volkovskaya||2007|
|Spain||Circus: Más dificil todavía||Cuatro||Josep Lobató||15 September 2008|
|Turkey||Ünlüler Sirki||Star TV||Süheyl Uygur||2007|
|United Kingdom||Cirque de Celebrité||Sky One||Ruby Wax (2006), Jenni Falconer (2007)||15 October 2006|
|United States||Celebrity Circus||NBC||Joey Fatone||11 June 2008|
- "Celebrity Circus (Australia)". TV.com. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
- Idato, Michael (23 March 2005). "Celebrity Knives Out". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
- "Nine tops ratings again". The Age. Fairfax Media. Australian Associated Press (AAP). 16 May 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2012.