Friday Night Games

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Friday Night Games
Created byEndemol Southern Star
StarringMike Goldman
Bree Amer
Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Running timeapprox. 70 minutes without commercials
Production company(s)Endemol Southern Star
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release17 February – 21 April 2006

Friday Night Games was a spin-off from Big Brother Australia's Friday Night Live, hosted by Mike Goldman with Bree Amer and Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald and was produced at Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia by Network Ten.

Two teams, each composed of three celebrities and one chosen contestant (dubbed the "celeb-to-be"), competed and tested their skills in a series of games and challenges. Each game had a different set of rules and difficulty rating.

The "celeb-to-be" was chosen out of hundreds of applicants, most being eliminated through challenges until a final challenge on the Friday Night Games set. Challenges included holding onto a balloon whilst riding "Wipeout", or holding a piece of paper above their head whilst riding on the Tower Of Terror, a roller coaster at Dreamworld, without ripping it.

During each Game there would be a referee (or ref for short) which the crowd booed at. At the grand final the ref was booed off stage and The ref Gave the crowd The Finger. However this was edited out.[citation needed]

Each episode was pre-recorded in front of a live audience at Dreamworld’s games arena and aired on Friday nights. The ultimate Friday Night Games Champion Team won a A$50,000 donation to the charity of their choice, courtesy of Supercheap Auto.

Competitors of the games[edit]

Date Yellow Team Green Team Blue Team
17 February 2006 Australian Idol Big Brother
24 February 2006 City Slickers Country Bumpkins
3 March 2006 NRL AFL
10 March 2006 Screen Stage
17 March 2006 Brunettes Blondes
24 March 2006 Athletes Academics
31 March 2006 - Pre Final #1 Australian Idol Country Bumpkins
7 April 2006 - Pre Final #2 NRL Stage
14 April 2006 - Pre Final #3 Brunettes Athletes
21 April 2006 - Grand Final Brunettes Country Bumpkins Stage

The Brunettes were the winners of the series.

The contestants of the team were Patrick Harvey, Craig Lowndes, team captain Ricki-Lee Coulter and Celeb-to-be Karyn.

They chose to give the $50,000 to Beyond Blue.

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