Sweat the Small Stuff

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Sweat the Small Stuff
Also known as Sweat the Small Stuff: Extra Sweaty (extended)
Genre Comedy panel game
Directed by Andrew Chaplin (Series 1)
Toby Baker (Series 1, 3-4)
Ollie Bartlett (Series 1-4)
Tom Forbes (Series 2-3)
Presented by Nick Grimshaw
Starring Team captains
Melvin Odoom
Rickie Haywood Williams (Series 1)
Rochelle Humes (Series 2-4)
Regular panelist
Rochelle Humes (series 1)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 31 (inc. 6 specials) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sean Hancock (Series 1-2)
Daniel Baldwin (Series 1-2)
Leon Wilson (Series 1-4)
Suzanne McManus (Series 3)
James Longman (Series 3-4)
Ed Sleeman (Series 4)
Producer(s) Andrew Chaplin (Series 1)
Sarah James (Series 1)
Tom Forbes (Series 2-3)
Ed Sleeman (Series 2)
Isabel Forte (Series 3-4)
Location(s) Riverside Studios
Editor(s) Chris Moore (Series 1)
Stuart Lutes (Series 1)
Steve Nayler (Series 2-4)
Ben Hanley (Series 2-4)
Running time 30 minutes
45 minutes (extended)
Production company(s) Talkback
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original network BBC Three
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 30 April 2013 (2013-04-30) – 7 January 2015 (2015-01-07)
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03dwndk

Sweat the Small Stuff is a British comedy panel show broadcast on BBC Three, presented by Nick Grimshaw and featuring team captains Melvin Odoom and Rochelle Humes. Humes, formerly a regular panellist, replaced Rickie Haywood Williams, who was a team captain in series 1.

On 14 March 2014, it was announced that the show had been recommissioned for a third and fourth series.[1]

The closure of BBC Three was confirmed by the BBC Trust on 26 November 2015, leaving the future of the programme unclear.[2]


Grimmy's Sweats: (Series 1): Grimshaw gives the teams clues to a particular "sweat" or topic that has been affecting him that week, and the first team to guess what the sweat is wins a point for their team.

On the Quiff of Grimmy (Series 1-3): Grimshaw gets the great British public to swear 'on the quaff of Grimshaw', a wig of Grimshaw's hair, to give an honest answer to a question they are asked. The teams have to guess whether the person said yes or no.

The Challenges (Series 1-4): In this round, Rochelle competes against Melvin in a street challenge given to them by Grimshaw, which involves a number of tasks. The person who completes the most tasks is the winner. Rickie participated in this round in series one.

The Sweatbox (Series 1-4): In this round, a member of the studio audience goes into the 'Sweatbox', a small wooden hut in the studio, and tells the teams about their dilemma. The teams will give them their advice and the person must choose whose advice is better.

Grimmy Examinates (Series 2-3): Grimshaw investigates a particular "sweat" or topic provided by a listener of his BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Grimshaw then invites the team to take part in a studio game relating to that sweat.

Quick Fire Sweats (Series 3): The teams pitch a sweat to the studio audience against the clock, in an attempt to prove to the majority of the audience that the sweat is truly annoying. If the sweat is annoying, the team wins a point.

Sweaty Headlines (series 4): The teams are shown pictures of three celebrities who have featured in the week's news, and have to guess which celebrity the studio audience believes has had the 'sweatiest' (worst) week of them all. A point is awarded to the winner.

Sweat Selector (Series 4): In this round, a number is generated from 1-99, and a sweat relating to that number is then revealed. The team captains or panelists then have to compete in a studio game or quiz related to that number to earn points for their team.



Series Start date End date Episodes
1 30 April 2013 18 June 2013 8
2 15 October 2013 3 December 2013 8
3 8 April 2014 27 May 2014 8
4 29 October 2014 10 December 2014 7


Date Entitle
25 June 2013 The Best of Series 1 (Part 1)
2 July 2013 The Best of Series 1 (Part 2)
10 December 2013 The Best of Series 2
2 June 2014 The Best of Series 3
17 December 2014 Christmas Special
7 January 2015 The Best of Series 4


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

     – indicates Rickie/Rochelle's team won
     – indicates Melvin's team won
     – indicates the game ended in a draw

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

Episode Original broadcast
(extended version)
Rickie's team Melvin's team[fn 1]
1x01 30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)
5 May 2013 (2013-05-05)
Joe Lycett
Holly Willoughby
Rochelle Humes
Ricky Norwood
1x02 7 May 2013 (2013-05-07)
12 May 2013 (2013-05-12)
Caroline Flack
Seann Walsh
Rochelle Humes
Wretch 32
1x03 14 May 2013 (2013-05-14)
19 May 2013 (2013-05-19)
Joel Dommett
Jaime Winstone
Rochelle Humes
Rylan Clark
1x04 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21)
26 May 2013 (2013-05-26)
Russell Kane
Kimberley Walsh
Rochelle Humes
Aston Merrygold
1x05 28 May 2013 (2013-05-28)
2 June 2013 (2013-06-02)
Tulisa Contostavlos
Katherine Ryan
Rochelle Humes
Danny Dyer
1x06 4 June 2013 (2013-06-04)
7 June 2013 (2013-06-07)
Chris Ramsey
Union J
Frankie Sandford
Jamie Laing
1x07 11 June 2013 (2013-06-11)
14 June 2013 (2013-06-14)
Max George
Jay McGuiness
Matt Richardson
Mollie King
Vanessa White
Laura Whitmore
1x08 18 June 2013 (2013-06-18)
21 June 2013 (2013-06-21)
James Acaster
Katy B
Una Healy
Rick Edwards
1x09 25 June 2013 (2013-06-25) Compilation episode – The Best of Series 1 (Part 1)
1x10 2 July 2013 (2013-07-02) Compilation episode – The Best of Series 1 (Part 2)

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

Episode Original broadcast
(extended version)
Rochelle's team Melvin's team
2x01 15 October 2013 (2013-10-15)
20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
Conor Maynard
Seann Walsh
Jacqueline Jossa
Matt Richardson
2x02 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
27 October 2013 (2013-10-27)
Joe Lycett
Danny Jones
Harry Judd
Eliza Doolittle
Carl Donnelly
2x03 29 October 2013 (2013-10-29) Spencer Matthews
Iain Stirling
Tom Davis
Sarah Harding
2x04 5 November 2013 (2013-11-05) James Arthur
Rob Beckett
Aisling Bea
Helen Flanagan
2x05 12 November 2013 (2013-11-12) Chris Ramsey
Rachel Riley
James Acaster
Kelly Osbourne
2x06[fn 2] 19 November 2013 (2013-11-19) Joel Dommett
Ana Matronic
Bobby Mair
2x07 26 November 2013 (2013-11-26) Professor Green
Romesh Ranganathan
Georgia May Foote
Ian Smith
2x08 3 December 2013 (2013-12-03) Seann Walsh
Mark Wright
Little Mix
Jolyon Rubinstein
2x09 10 December 2013 (2013-12-10) Compilation episode – The Best of Series 2

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

Episode Original broadcast Rochelle's team Melvin's team
3x01 8 April 2014 (2014-04-08) Nev Wilshire
Ed Gamble
Katherine Ryan
Alexa Chung
3x02 15 April 2014 (2014-04-15) Tom Rosenthal
Khali Best
Gareth Malone
Roisin Conaty
3x03 22 April 2014 (2014-04-22) Brad Simpson
James McVey

Holly Walsh
Abbey Clancy
Lloyd Griffith
3x04 29 April 2014 (2014-04-29) Gemma Whelan
Scott Mills
Daisy Lowe
Seann Walsh
3x05 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06) Foxes
Bobby Mair
Yasmine Akram
Marvin Humes
3x06 13 May 2014 (2014-05-13) Example
Romesh Ranganathan
Elis James
Rita Ora
3x07 20 May 2014 (2014-05-20) Tyger Drew-Honey
Nick Helm
Fearne Cotton
Rhys James
3x08 27 May 2014 (2014-05-27) David Haye
David Morgan
Tamara Ecclestone
Joe Lycett
3x09 2 June 2014 (2014-06-02) Compilation episode – The Best of Series 3

Series 4 (2014–15)[edit]

Episode Original broadcast Rochelle's team Melvin's team
4x01 29 October 2014 (2014-10-29) Ivo Graham
Jack Osbourne
Ella Eyre
Alex Brooker
4x02 5 November 2014 (2014-11-05) Lacey Turner
Ellie Taylor
Alex James
Rhys James
4x03 12 November 2014 (2014-11-12) Dane Baptiste
Russell Kane
Kimberly Wyatt
Romesh Ranganathan
4x04 19 November 2014 (2014-11-19) Danny Wilkin
Jake Roche
Sam Simmons
Ed Gamble
Stacey Solomon
4x05 26 November 2014 (2014-11-26) Ashley Walters
James Acaster
Maisie Williams
Iain Stirling
4x06 3 December 2014 (2014-12-03) Tulisa Contostavlos
Seann Walsh
Professor Green
Tash Demetriou
4x07 10 December 2014 (2014-12-10) George Shelley
Jaymi Hensley
Nish Kumar
Christian Jessen
Katherine Ryan
4x08[fn 3] 17 December 2014 (2014-12-17) Ricky Wilson
Bobby Mair
Pixie Lott
Chris Ramsey
4x09 7 January 2015 (2015-01-07) Compilation episode – The Best of Series 4


Rickie Rochelle Melvin
Series wins (1 drawn)
2 1
1 1
Show wins (0 drawn)
17 15
5 12


  1. ^ Humes went on maternity leave midway through the series and was replaced by her The Saturdays bandmates.
  2. ^ Featured an appearance by Christopher Maloney
  3. ^ Christmas special


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