Let Me Entertain You (2006 TV series)

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Let Me Entertain You
Genre Variety
Created by Adam Wood
Presented by Brian Conley
Christine Bleakley
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 40
Running time 45 minutes (Series 1)
30 minutes (Series 2)
Production company(s) Lion TV
Distributor All3Media
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Original release 21 August 2006 (2006-08-21) – 22 June 2007 (2007-06-22)

Let Me Entertain You was a daytime variety show presented by Brian Conley and Christine Bleakley that aired on BBC Two from 21 August 2006 to 22 June 2007.


The show invites all comers to entertain a studio audience doing anything they like for a cash prize. At any point during their act, a member of the audience can press a button they are given to register their 'displeasure' with the act; when half of the audience have pressed their buttons, the act is stopped. If they get over one minute of attention they get £100, over two minutes wins £200, and if they last three minutes they earn £1000. If the allcomer is under 16, they receive an alternative to cash prizes - usually a showbiz-related treat or an item useful to their career (e.g. a trip to the West End, a musical instrument). The most popular act from each day is entered into a weekly final.


The series one champion was 13-year-old classical baritone, Matthew Crane, who sang "Nessun Dorma" in the Grand Final in 2006. Matthew was also asked back to sing on the Grand Final of series two, in 2007, as a guest performer.

The series two champion was Lee Lambert, who was also 13 years old at the time, and a singer. In the final he performed "I Am What I Am" in the disco style associated with Gloria Gaynor. Runners-up were David Ashley, a Frank Sinatra-style singer, and Faces of Disco, a comedy dance act who were subsequently semi-finalists in Britain's Got Talent 2009.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 21 August 2006 15 September 2006 20
2 28 May 2007 22 June 2007 20

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