Odd One In

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Odd One In
GenrePanel show
Presented byBradley Walsh
StarringPeter Andre
Jason Manford
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production locationBBC Elstree Centre[1]
Running time45 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companyZeppotron
Original release
Release17 July 2010 (2010-07-17) –
18 December 2011 (2011-12-18)

Odd One In is a British panel show, broadcast on ITV. It is hosted by Bradley Walsh. The regular Home Team are Peter Andre and Jason Manford, the Away Team are two guest celebrities who change each week.


In each round, the teams are presented with a lineup of people who all claim to have a particular unusual trait or skill (e.g. being able to hold their breath underwater for more than five minutes), but only one of them is telling the truth. The teams may ask questions of the lineup members in order to determine the truth-teller. At the end of the round, each team may make one guess as to which one is the "Odd One In," receiving one point for a correct choice. Where appropriate, the lineup members are invited to demonstrate their purported skill.

During the first series, the members in one section of the audience are given keypads on which to lock in their guesses as to the Odd One In. After the penultimate lineup has been played, the high scorer is invited to compete for a £5,000 cash prize by correctly spotting the final Odd One In, with help from the two teams and the rest of the audience.

The keypads and cash prize are eliminated for the second series. The final round is replaced with a "Familiar Faces" lineup, consisting of one or more members from each of the previous rounds; the teams must determine which is the Odd One in as before.


The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

  – Indicates the Home Team won.
  – Indicates the Away Team won.
  – Indicates the game ended in a draw.

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[2]

Series 1 (2010)[edit]

No.TitleAway teamOriginal air dateUK viewers
1"Episode 1"Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Katherine Kelly17 July 2010 (2010-07-17)3.030[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who has the fake beard? ― Who is part of a roller skating act? ― Which is the record breaking Glider pilot? ― Who married a pineapple? ― Which is the real nun? ― Who is doing a handstand?
2"Episode 2"Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford24 July 2010 (2010-07-24)2.810[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the hairiest man? ― Who is the real Frenchman? ― Who is the real hypnotist? ― Who is doing football keepie-uppies? ― Who is lifting real weights?
3"Episode 3"Katy Brand and Joe Swash31 July 2010 (2010-07-31)2.860[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is wearing a wig? ― Who is the real Russian? ― Who is the real stunts performer? ― Who is the real winner of Lithuania's Got Talent? ― Who is doing the Caribbean dance?
4"Episode 4"Lorraine Kelly and Julian Clary7 August 2010 (2010-08-07)3.810[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real hula-hoop dancer? ― Who is the real London geezer? ― What animal can go on a skateboard? ― Who is part of a balancing act? ― Who is the professional whistler?
5"Episode 5"Angela Griffin and Mark Durden-Smith14 August 2010 (2010-08-14)3.190[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real riverdancer? ― Who is the real contortionist? ― Who is the real Mexican? ― Who is getting shocked? ― Who can do a backflip from a wall? ― Who is the professional hairdresser?
6"Episode 6"Donal MacIntyre and Sarah Millican21 August 2010 (2010-08-21)4.260[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who has a fake moustache? ― Who can pull a chariot with their teeth? ― Who is the real woman that a man married? ― Who is the musical genius? ― Who is the professional escapologist? ― Which pair of legs belong to a woman?
7"Episode 7"Craig Gazey and Angellica Bell28 August 2010 (2010-08-28)3.740[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who holds the current Guinness World Record for having stretchy skin? ― Who is the sibling of a celebrity? ― Who is the current champion for eating stingy nettles? ― Which Coronation Street star is having their feet licked by a dog? ― Who is actually playing the electric guitar?
8"Episode 8"Lynda Bellingham and Gino D'Acampo4 September 2010 (2010-09-04)4.550[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real tapdancer? ― Which contestant changed their name by deed poll to Captain Fantastic faster than Superman Spider-Man Batman Wolverine Hulk and the Flash combined? ― Which couple have been married for over fifty years? ― Who of the line up is fluent in Mandarin? ― Who is actually beatboxing?

Series 2 (2011)[edit]

No.TitleHome teamAway teamOriginal air dateUK viewers
9"Episode 1"Peter Andre and Jason ManfordJenny Eclair and Jack Whitehall18 June 2011 (2011-06-18)3.510[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is really Welsh? – Who injured themselves while doing something with a sausage? – Who's the real Karate champion? – Who has a famous voice? and for the familiar faces round – Who won a TV talent contest in Spain?
10"Episode 2"Peter Andre and Jason ManfordEamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford25 June 2011 (2011-06-25)3.550[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real Italian? – Who can walk a tightrope? – Who's a genuine royal? – Who is known as the 'Human Windmill'? and for the familiar faces round – Who is the real conga player in a Brazilian band?
11"Episode 3" (I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! special)Caroline Flack and Russell KaneJoe Pasquale and Siân Lloyd2 July 2011 (2011-07-02)3.330[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real sport stacker? – Who eats something unusual as part of their job? – Who is the real Scotsman? – Who has had a silent role in a well-known TV programme? and for the familiar faces round – Who can do a handstand and shoot an arrow with their feet?
12"Episode 4"Peter Andre and Jason ManfordStephen K. Amos and Stacey Solomon9 July 2011 (2011-07-09)2.770[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real player of street basketball? – Who can sing like a woman? – Who is the real country bumpkin? – Who is a super-citizen? and for the familiar faces round – Who is the real fast player of a violin?
13"Episode 5"Peter Andre and Jason ManfordJoe Swash and Lorraine Kelly16 July 2011 (2011-07-16)Under 2,800[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real Australian? – Who is the real cheerleader? – Who holds the Guinness World Record for stuffing 400 drinking straws in their mouth? – Who is the real Bollywood actor? and for the familiar faces round – Who can play the trombone?
14"Episode 6"Peter Andre and Jason ManfordSarah Millican and Stephen Mulhern23 July 2011 (2011-07-23)2.890[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real American? – Who can hold their breath underwater for five minutes? – Who can balance a table (that someone is to sit on) with their mouth? – Who has fake sideburns? and for the familiar faces round – Who can jump on a pogo-stick?
15"Episode 7" (Soap Special)Michelle Keegan and John ThomsonCharlie Baker and Adele Silva30 July 2011 (2011-07-30)2.900[citation needed]
Line Ups
Who is the real Greek? – Who has a fake tattoo? – Who can lift a basket with their ears? – Who has a fake mullet? and for the familiar faces round – Who is part of a knife-throwing double act?
16"Episode 8" (Christmas Special)Peter Andre and Jason ManfordCarol Vorderman and Mark Watson18 December 2011 (2011-12-18)2.980[citation needed]
Who has a voice of an angel? – Who is the real pretentious Santa? – Which is the fake Christmas tradition? – Which is the real couple? and for the familiar faces round – Who can play the tuba?

International versions[edit]

The format was exported in Italy, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Country Name Presenter Channel Date of transmission
 Italy Colpo d'occhio - L'apparenza inganna Max Giusti Rai 1 August 21, 2011 – September 10, 2011
 Ukraine Тільки один
Til’ky odyn
Leonid Senkevych TRK Ukrayina January 13, 2012 – March 30, 2012
 Vietnam Người bí ẩn Trấn Thành
Trường Giang
HTV7 March 30, 2014 – September 8, 2019


  1. ^ "Elstree – ATV & BBC". TV Studio History. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  2. ^ "BARB | Broadcasters Audience Research Board".

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