Fake Reaction

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Fake Reaction
Genre Comedy Panel game
Written by James Menzies
Christopher Davies
Phil Kerr
Dan Swimer
Simon Bullivant
Dominic English
Kevin Day
Will Ing
Directed by Ian Lorimer
Presented by Matt Edmondson
Starring Team captains:
Ellie Taylor
Joe Swash
Theme music composer Dobs Vye
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 18 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Gary Chippington
Producer(s) Tommy Panays
Location(s) Riverside Studios (2013)
Elstree Studios (2014)
Editor(s) Tim Ellison
Running time 45 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) STV Productions
Original network ITV2
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 3 January 2013 (2013-01-03) – 6 March 2014 (2014-03-06)

Fake Reaction is a British television comedy panel game shown on ITV2 that ran for two series from 3 January 2013 to 6 March 2014[1][2] presented by Matt Edmondson with regular team captains Joe Swash and Ellie Taylor.[3]


A pilot edition was recorded in April 2012 for BBC Three, however the show was picked up by ITV2 for an eight episode run from 3 January 2013.[4] A second series of ten episodes began production in late 2013, and premiered on 2 January 2014.[5]

On 3 September 2014, Edmondson revealed that the programme had been axed after two series.[6]


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 3 January 2013 21 February 2013 8
2 2 January 2014 6 March 2014 10


  1. ^ "Fake Reaction". Red Arrow International. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "ITV2 order comedy game show Fake Reaction". British Comedy Guide. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Fake Reaction". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ Khalsa, Balihar (2012-11-16). "ITV2 picks up Matt Edmondson fronted panel show". Broadcast. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  5. ^ Fletcher, Alex (2013-06-18). "Matt Edmondson's 'Fake Reaction' gets second series on ITV2". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  6. ^ [1]

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