The Heat Is On (TV series)

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The Heat Is On is a BBC talent show that was a regular fixture on the Saturday night schedule between 1990 and 1994. The show was originally hosted by comedian/impressionist Bobby Davro, with his catchphrase of "They're in heat, so vote with your feet!" sweeping the nation. Davro left the show in 1993 after a Sunday tabloid published an expose on his cocaine-fuelled prostitute orgies.[citation needed] Despite this setback though the programme continued to be a ratings winner and the show was nominated in six categories at the Baftas ceremony later that year.

After continuing with a succession of guest presenters (including Jill Dando, Lenny Henry and a then 12-year-old Jamie Oliver) the show was eventually cancelled in late 1994, after an unfortunate incident during filming for that year's Christmas special.[citation needed]

Producers of the show have included former presenter Chris Kelly.

Notably, a six-year-old Dylan Mills (aka Dizzee Rascal) appeared as a performer on the show. His five-minute act included an array of circus skills.