Friday Night Games
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|Friday Night Games|
|Created by||Endemol Southern Star|
Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||approx. 70 minutes without commercials|
|Production company(s)||Endemol Southern Star|
|Original network||Network Ten|
|Original release||17 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.
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. A third season returns in 2007, again hosted by former housemates Bree Amer, Ryan Fitzgerald and Mike Goldman.
Competitors of the games
- WINNERS IN BOLD
|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.
They chose to give the $50,000 to Beyond Blue.