Virtually Famous

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Virtually Famous
Genre Comedy Panel game
Written byJames Menzies
Henry Paker
Directed byToby Baker
Presented by Kevin McHale (2014–2016)
Chris Ramsey (2016–2017)
Starring Seann Walsh
Chris Stark (2014–2016)
Vicky Pattison (2016–2017)
Scarlett Moffatt (2016–2017)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes36 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersDan Baldwin
Leon Wilson
ProducersToby Brack
Juliet Morrish
Production locations Riverside Studios (2014)
Elstree Studios (2015—17)
EditorsSteve Nayler
Dan Isitt
Running time45–60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companies Hungry Bear Media
Talkback
Distributor Fremantle
Release
Original network E4
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release21 July 2014 (2014-07-21) 
7 February 2017 (2017-02-07)
External links
Official website

Virtually Famous is a British comedy panel game show most recently presented by Chris Ramsey. [1] In each episode, two teams of three panelists compete. The teams were, in the final series, captained by Vicky Pattison and Seann Walsh. [1] The questions and tasks are about items on the internet. [2]

Contents

The programme made its debut on E4 on 21 July 2014 with Kevin McHale as host and Chris Stark as team captain opposite Walsh. On 26 November 2014, it was announced that the show had been recommissioned for a second and third series. [3] For the fourth and final series, Chris Ramsey replaced McHale as host and Vicky Pattison replaced Stark as team captain. [4]

Transmissions

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
121 July 20148 September 20148
213 April 201515 June 201510
319 January 201622 March 201610
420 December 20167 February 20178

Episodes

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

  – indicates Chris/Vicky's team won.
  – indicates Seann's team won.
  – indicates the game ended in a draw.

Series 1 (2014)

EpisodeFirst broadcastChris' teamSeann's teamScores
1x0121 July 2014 Romesh Ranganathan and Rachel Riley Tyger Drew-Honey and Chris Ramsey 3–6
1x0228 July 2014 Katherine Ryan and David Haye Helen Flanagan and Joe Lycett 5–2
1x034 August 2014 James Acaster and Kimberly Wyatt Alex Brooker and Jameela Jamil 4–107
1x0411 August 2014 Chris Ramsey and Emily Atack Scott Mills and Bobby Mair 4–2
1x0518 August 2014 Romesh Ranganathan and Stacey Solomon Tom Rosenthal, Bradley Simpson and Tristan Evans 5–4
1x0625 August 2014 James Acaster and Pixie Lott Troy Von Scheibner and Aisling Bea 0–2
1x071 September 2014 Russell Kane and Cheska Hull Sharon Rooney and Ed Gamble 6–5
1x088 September 2014 Gemma Merna and Rob Beckett Alex Mytton and Yasmine Akram 7–3

Series 2 (2015)

EpisodeFirst broadcastChris' teamSeann's teamScores
2x0113 April 2015 Ellie Taylor and Mark-Francis Vandelli Alex Brooker and Dappy 3–2
2x0220 April 2015 Rob Beckett and Tyler Oakley Stacey Solomon and Bobby Mair 4–2
2x0327 April 2015 Chris Ramsey and Laura Whitmore Rhys James and Jimmy Bullard 7–3
2x044 May 2015 Rob Beckett and Rylan Clark Tom Davis and Sarah Callaghan3–1
2x0511 May 2015 Denise van Outen and Dane Baptiste Bobby Mair and Louis Smith 6–11
2x0618 May 2015 Chris Ramsey and James Sutton Joey Essex and Katherine Ryan 2–4
2x0725 May 2015 Roisin Conaty and Russell Kane Alex Brooker and Joe Swash 4–3
2x081 June 2015 Joe Lycett and Sam Faiers Jake Wood and Nish Kumar 2–19
2x098 June 2015 Charlotte Crosby, Jack and Dean David Haye and Ivo Graham 2–5
2x1015 June 2015 Alexandra Felstead and Russell Kane Spencer Matthews and David Morgan 2–1

Series 3 (2016)

EpisodeFirst broadcastChris' teamSeann's teamScores
3x0119 January 2016 Jay Hutton and Jimmy Carr Jamie Laing and Ellie Taylor 3–5
3x0226 January 2016 Rylan Clark-Neal and Cariad Lloyd Jennifer Metcalfe and Bobby Mair 4–1
3x032 February 2016 Catherine Tyldesley and Russell Kane Lee Ryan and Chris Ramsey 4–5
3x049 February 2016 Rachel Riley and Katherine Ryan Vicky Pattison and Sam Simmons 6–0
3x0516 February 2016 Joey Essex and Chris Ramsey Sharon Rooney and Eddie Kadi 6–3
3x0623 February 2016 Stacey Solomon and Jason Byrne Joe Swash and Alex Brooker 7–6
3x071 March 2016 Scarlett Moffatt and Chris Ramsey Arg and David Morgan 4–3
3x088 March 2016 Gemma Collins and Alex Brooker Will Mellor and Tez Ilyas 5–6
3x0915 March 2016 Jameela Jamil and Romesh Ranganathan Thomas Turgoose and Suzi Ruffell 8–1
3x1022 March 2016 Binky Felstead and Russell Kane Mark-Francis Vandelli and Dane Baptiste 4–1

Series 4 (2016–2017)

EpisodeFirst broadcastVicky's teamSeann and Scarlett's teamScores
4x0120 December 2016 [fn 1] Jason Byrne, Jay Hutton and Paisley Billings Jamie Laing
4x0227 December 2016 Bobby Mair and Will Mellor Shayne Ward
4x033 January 2017 Tom Allen and Spencer Matthews Danielle Armstrong
4x0410 January 2017 Iain Stirling and Sketch Stephanie Pratt and Brooke Vincent [fn 2]
4x0517 January 2017 Russell Kane and Jordan Stephens Joey Essex
4x0624 January 2017 Ellie Taylor and James and Ola Jordan Will Best and Megan McKenna [fn 2]
4x0731 January 2017 Dane Baptiste and Jimmy Carr Binky Felstead and Joel Dommett [fn 2]
4x087 February 2017 [fn 3] Jay Hutton, Sketch and Paisley Billings Vicky Pattison

Scores

ChrisVickySeann
Series wins (0 drawn)
30
30
Episode wins (0 drawn)
1810
180

Footnotes

  1. Christmas special
  2. 1 2 3 Scarlett Moffatt was unable to attend the recording of this episode.
  3. Tattoo Fixers vs Virtually Famous special

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