List of Never Mind the Buzzcocks episodes

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This is a list of episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, a satirical music-based panel game. As of 30 August 2023, 297 episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks have aired, concluding the thirty-first series.

The show was originally chaired by Mark Lamarr, with Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus as team captains and two guests on each team. Lamarr left following series 17 and series 18 was chaired by a series of guest hosts. One of these, satirical Popworld presenter Simon Amstell, took over as presenter from series 19. Amstell left following series 22 and the show was chaired by guests until the end of Series 27. For Series 28 the show was presented by Rhod Gilbert.

Bill Bailey replaced Sean Hughes from series 11. During series 21, Bailey was unable to attend filming and so Noel Fielding provided cover for three episodes (2, 3 and 4). Bailey left permanently following this series and was replaced by guest captains until Fielding returned full-time in series 23. Professor Green replaced Fielding as team captain for one episode in series 26 (episode 5). Jupitus was unable to appear in one episode of series 25 (episode 6), the only episode of the show's original run he did not appear in (not including the 2011 Comic Relief episode for 24 Hour Panel People, his position on that occasion was taken by Frankie Boyle). In June 2013, an eight-part clip show series aired under the name What a Load of Buzzcocks. Each episode focussed on a different year of the show and the musical stories from that year. Alex James of Blur narrated all episodes of the series.

The show continues on Sky Max from 2021 onwards, hosted by Greg Davies, with Noel Fielding and Daisy May Cooper as captains, and Jamali Maddix as a regular team member.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesPresenterTeam 1
Team 2
EpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1Mark LamarrPhill JupitusSean Hughes1012 November 1996 (1996-11-12)21 February 1997 (1997-02-21)BBC Two
2815 September 1997 (1997-09-15)29 December 1997 (1997-12-29)
3727 February 1998 (1998-02-27)17 April 1998 (1998-04-17)
4711 September 1998 (1998-09-11)30 December 1998 (1998-12-30)
4S12 November 1998 (1998-11-02)
5812 February 1999 (1999-02-12)5 April 1999 (1999-04-05)
61010 September 1999 (1999-09-10)18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)
71015 September 2000 (2000-09-15)28 December 2000 (2000-12-28)
81026 February 2001 (2001-02-26)30 April 2001 (2001-04-30)
91010 September 2001 (2001-09-10)30 December 2001 (2001-12-30)
10107 January 2002 (2002-01-07)20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
11Bill Bailey923 September 2002 (2002-09-23)29 December 2002 (2002-12-29)
12116 January 2003 (2003-01-06)17 March 2003 (2003-03-17)
1398 September 2003 (2003-09-08)28 December 2003 (2003-12-28)
14115 January 2004 (2004-01-05)15 March 2004 (2004-03-15)
15720 September 2004 (2004-09-20)20 December 2004 (2004-12-20)
16112 January 2005 (2005-01-02)20 March 2005 (2005-03-20)
17931 October 2005 (2005-10-31)31 December 2005 (2005-12-31)
18Guests713 March 2006 (2006-03-13)24 April 2006 (2006-04-24)
19Simon Amstell726 October 2006 (2006-10-26)24 December 2006 (2006-12-24)
20631 January 2007 (2007-01-31)7 March 2007 (2007-03-07)
211315 November 2007 (2007-11-15)14 February 2008 (2008-02-14)
22Guests132 October 2008 (2008-10-02)16 January 2009 (2009-01-16)
23GuestsNoel Fielding131 October 2009 (2009-10-01)23 December 2009 (2009-12-23)
241321 October 2010 (2010-10-21)5 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
Comic Relief15 March 2011 (2011-03-05)
25133 October 2011 (2011-10-03)29 December 2011 (2011-12-29)
Children in Need118 November 2011 (2011-11-18)
Sport Relief123 March 2012 (2012-03-23)
261324 September 2012 (2012-09-24)22 December 2012 (2012-12-22)
What a Load83 June 2013 (2013-06-03)22 July 2013 (2013-07-22)
271323 September 2013 (2013-09-23)16 December 2013 (2013-12-16)
28Rhod Gilbert1329 September 2014 (2014-09-29)15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)
29Greg DaviesDaisy M. Cooper821 September 2021 (2021-09-21)15 December 2021 (2021-12-15)Sky Max
301014 September 2022 (2022-09-14)29 December 2022 (2022-12-29)
311023 August 2023 (2023-08-23)19 December 2023 (2023-12-19)


Guests are listed from the hosts' far right to far left. Numbers in square brackets after each list indicate that team's total score. The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

  – indicates Phill/Daisy's team won.
  – indicates Sean's/Bill's/the guest/Noel's team won.
  – indicates the game ended in a draw.

Series 1 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
1112 November 1996 (1996-11-12)Donna McPhail and Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) [23]Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Mathew Priest (Dodgy) [25]
2219 November 1996 (1996-11-19)Cathy Dennis and Ashley Slater (Freak Power) [16]Shovell (M People) and Graham Norton [11]
3326 November 1996 (1996-11-26)Andy McCluskey (OMD) and David McAlmont [32]Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) and Bob Mortimer [20]
443 December 1996 (1996-12-03)Billy Bragg and Sarah Cracknell (Saint Etienne) [21]Suggs (Madness) and Jeff Green [16]
5510 December 1996 (1996-12-10)Jonathan Ross and Martin Rossiter (Gene) [9]Marcella Detroit (Shakespears Sister) and Nick Heyward (Haircut One Hundred) [22]
6617 December 1996 (1996-12-17)Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) and Richie Wermerling (Let Loose) [16]Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Bob Mills [17]
7724 January 1997 (1997-01-24)Peter Hook (Joy Division) and Clare Grogan [16]Ace (Skunk Anansie) and Alan Davies [18]
8831 January 1997 (1997-01-31)Crispin Hunt (The Longpigs) and Adam Ant [16]Jo Whiley and John Thomson [13]
997 February 1997 (1997-02-07)Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Lauren Laverne (Kenickie) [21]Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Mark Thomas [18]
101021 February 1997 (1997-02-21)Best of Series 1Best of Series 1

Series 2 (1997)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
11115 September 1997 (1997-09-15)Suggs (Madness) and Shaggy [15+1]Marie du Santiago (Kenickie) and Mark Little [15]
12222 September 1997 (1997-09-22)Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Gary Barlow (Take That) [15]Edwyn Collins and Jeff Green [16]
13329 September 1997 (1997-09-29)Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar) and Neil Morrissey [15]Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Billy Bragg [15+1]
1446 October 1997 (1997-10-06)Graham Norton and Midge Ure [13]Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic) and Math Priest (Dodgy) [19]
15513 October 1997 (1997-10-13)Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Lisa I'Anson [19]Mark Owen (Take That) and Shovell (M People) [11]
16620 October 1997 (1997-10-20)Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and Brian Molko (Placebo) [13]Saffron (Republica) and David Baddiel [17]
17727 October 1997 (1997-10-27)Jeff Green and Louise Redknapp [17]Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Mathew Priest (Dodgy) [16]
18829 December 1997 (1997-12-29)Jonathan Ross and Louise Wener (Sleeper) [7]Noddy Holder (Slade) and Boy George [14]

Series 3 (1998)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
19127 February 1998 (1998-02-27)Jonathan Ross and Andrew Roachford [15]Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) and Donna McPhail [13]
2026 March 1998 (1998-03-06)Rick McMurray (Ash) and Lemmy (Motörhead) [11]Mani (Primal Scream) and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) [18]
21313 March 1998 (1998-03-13)Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Toyah Willcox [9+1]Saul Davies (James) and John Moloney [9]
22420 March 1998 (1998-03-20)Louis Eliot (Rialto) and Zoe Ball [16]Keith Duffy (Boyzone) and Graham Norton [4]
23527 March 1998 (1998-03-27)Shovell (M People) and Rick Witter (Shed Seven) [17]Mark Owen (Take That) and Richard Morton [16]
2463 April 1998 (1998-04-03)Mathew Priest (Dodgy) and Tom Robinson [13]Lauren Laverne (Kenickie) and Jeff Green [14]
25717 April 1998 (1998-04-17)Mary Anne Hobbs and Jonathan Ross [8]Billy Bragg and Justin Currie (Del Amitri) [13]

Series 4 (1998)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
26111 September 1998 (1998-09-11)Chris Moyles and Bill Bailey [10]Vic Reeves and James Broad (Silver Sun) [13]
27218 September 1998 (1998-09-18)Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) [12]Bez (Happy Mondays and Black Grape) and Bob Mills [10]
28325 September 1998 (1998-09-25)Tom Robinson and Emmy-Kate Montrose (Kenickie) [13]Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Keith Chegwin [13+1]
2942 October 1998 (1998-10-02)Ken McAlpine (The Supernaturals) and Jayne Middlemiss [13]Sean Cullen and Sophie Ellis-Bextor (theaudience) [17]
3059 October 1998 (1998-10-09)Mani (The Stone Roses and Primal Scream) and Matthew Marsden [16]Jah Wobble (PiL) and Jo Brand [14]
31616 October 1998 (1998-10-16)Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) and Mel Giedroyc [13]Jimmy Constable (911) and Arthur Smith [8]
32730 December 1998 (1998-12-30)[fn 1]Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Melanie C (Spice Girls) [10]Natalie Appleton (All Saints) and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) [8]

Never Rewind the Buzzcocks (1998)[edit]

Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
2 November 1998 (1998-11-02)[fn 2]Jonathan Ross and Sarah Cracknell (St. Etienne) [16]Noddy Holder and Math Priest (Dodgy) [23]

Series 5 (1999)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
33112 February 1999 (1999-02-12)Ian Dury and Karen Poole (Alisha's Attic) [14]Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) and Kathy Burke [18]
34219 February 1999 (1999-02-19)Sara Cox and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols & The Rich Kids) [13]Faye Tozer (Steps) and Junior Simpson [15]
35326 February 1999 (1999-02-26)Frank Skinner and Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy) [19]Rick Wakeman and Paul Godfrey (Morcheeba) [8]
3645 March 1999 (1999-03-05)Nick Keynes (Ultra) and Meat Loaf [12]Billie Piper and Rowland Rivron [13]
37519 March 1999 (1999-03-19)Carl Cox and Roy Wood [11]John Hegley and Kate Thornton [9]
38626 March 1999 (1999-03-26)Adam Bloom and Kele Le Roc [12]Tom Gray (Gomez) and Toyah Willcox [8]
3972 April 1999 (1999-04-02)[fn 3]Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Howard Jones [15]Bill Bailey and Grant Nicholas (Feeder) [10]
4085 April 1999 (1999-04-05)Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and Josie Lawrence [16]Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) and Bobby Davro [11]

Series 6 (1999–2000)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
41110 September 1999 (1999-09-10)Arthur Smith and Sister Bliss [11]Jayne Middlemiss and Martin Fry (ABC) [15]
42217 September 1999 (1999-09-17)Jeff Green and Nik Kershaw [13]Róisín Murphy (Moloko) and Dane Bowers (Another Level) [14]
43324 September 1999 (1999-09-24)Sarah Cawood and David Essex [13+1]Jason "J" Brown (5ive) and Pauline McLynn [13]
4441 October 1999 (1999-10-01)Marianne Faithfull and Sean Lock [42]Gail Porter and Stuart Adamson (The Skids & Big Country) [17]
4558 October 1999 (1999-10-08)Boy George and Lisa Scott-Lee (Steps) [13]Suggs and Jo Brand [14]
46615 October 1999 (1999-10-15)Ben Ofoedu (Phats & Small) and Suzi Quatro [13]Ian Broudie and Rich Hall [11]
47722 October 1999 (1999-10-22)Vic Henley and Brian McFadden (Westlife) [5]Jamie Benson (Hepburn) and Mary Byker (Apollo 440) [9]
48829 December 1999 (1999-12-29)[fn 1][fn 4]Goldie and Martine McCutcheon [17]Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers) and Frank Skinner [12]
49911 February 2000 (2000-02-11)Junior Simpson and Davina McCall [11]Tommy Vance and Chandrasonic (Asian Dub Foundation) [5]
501018 February 2000 (2000-02-18)Chas Hodges and Nicky Shaw (Thunderbugs) [14]Kelle Bryan and Simon Day [13]

Series 7 (2000)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
51115 September 2000 (2000-09-15)[fn 5]Róisín Murphy (Moloko) and John Entwistle (The Who) [9]Danny McNamara (Embrace) and Johnny Vegas [8]
52222 September 2000 (2000-09-22)Graham Gouldman (10cc) and Daphne & Celeste[fn 6] [11]Pär Wiksten (The Wannadies) and Stuart Maconie [9]
53329 September 2000 (2000-09-29)June Sarpong and Gary Stringer (Reef) [12]Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Bradley Walsh [13]
5446 October 2000 (2000-10-06)Jo Brand and Josh Doyle (The Dum Dums) [11]Melanie Brown and Sally James [10]
55513 October 2000 (2000-10-13)Bob Mortimer and Jamelia [11]Kirsty MacColl and Joseph Washbourn (Toploader) [9]
56620 October 2000 (2000-10-20)Mark Steel and Ritchie Neville (5ive) [13]Josie d'Arby and Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) [15]
57727 October 2000 (2000-10-27)Sean Lock and Paul Young [12]Melanie C (Spice Girls) and Dermot O'Leary [10]
5883 November 2000 (2000-11-03)Kate Thornton and David Soul [11][[Dane Bowers]] (Another Level) and Dave Gorman [10]
59910 November 2000 (2000-11-10)Trevor Nelson and Alvin Stardust [7]Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Lloyd Cole [11]
601028 December 2000 (2000-12-28)[fn 1]Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Dave Hill (Slade)Lorraine Kelly and Rich Hall

Series 8 (2001)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
61126 February 2001 (2001-02-26)Sarah Cawood and Pete Devereux (Artful Dodger)Brian Molko (Placebo) and Rhona Cameron
6225 March 2001 (2001-03-05)Tania Strecker and Brian Harvey (East 17)Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Arthur Smith
63312 March 2001 (2001-03-12)Tony Blackburn and Slash (Guns N' Roses)Paul Marazzi (a1) and Josie d'Arby
64419 March 2001 (2001-03-19)Junior Simpson and Claire Richards (Steps)Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) and Michael Greco
65526 March 2001 (2001-03-26)Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Dane BowersDarius Danesh and Vic Henley
6662 April 2001 (2001-04-02)Mark Owen (Take That) and Kym Marsh (Hear'say)Noel Sullivan (Hear'Say) and Johnny Vegas
6779 April 2001 (2001-04-09)Eddie Brill and Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)Lisa Rogers and Steve Harley
68816 April 2001 (2001-04-16)Rowland Rivron and Barbara DicksonJade Jones (Damage) and Phil Kay
69923 April 2001 (2001-04-23)Jo Caulfield and John Taylor (Duran Duran)Fish (Marillion) and Jon Lee (Feeder)
701030 April 2001 (2001-04-30)Ralf Little and Samantha FoxLeo Sayer and Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy)

Series 9 (2001)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
71110 September 2001 (2001-09-10)Katy Hill and Matthew Meschery (OPM)Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (Curiosity Killed the Cat) and Steve Strange
72217 September 2001 (2001-09-17)Paul Ross and MC Harvey (So Solid Crew)Faye Tozer (Steps) and Ian Astbury (The Cult)
73324 September 2001 (2001-09-24)Claire Sweeney and Ben Adams (a1)Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Dara Ó Briain
7441 October 2001 (2001-10-01)Kermit (Ruthless Rap Assassins, Black Grape) and Captain SensibleToyah Willcox and Steve Lamacq
7558 October 2001 (2001-10-08)Mark Steel and Edith BowmanKevin Simm (Liberty X) and Terry Hall
76615 October 2001 (2001-10-15)Jon Culshaw and Tony Mortimer (East 17)Roger Sanchez and Brian Molko (Placebo)
77722 October 2001 (2001-10-22)Ricky Tomlinson and Becky Hunter (allSTARS*)David Van Day (Dollar) and Jenni Falconer
78829 October 2001 (2001-10-29)Richard McNamara (Embrace) and Jo BreezerAlesha Dixon (Mis-Teeq) and Rich Hall
7995 November 2001 (2001-11-05)Mike Wilmot and Kiki DeeRichard Fairbrass and Phil Alexander (editor-in-chief of Kerrang!)
801030 December 2001 (2001-12-30)[fn 1]Johnny Vegas and Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's)Myleene Klass (Hear'Say) and Fish (Marillion)

Series 10 (2002)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSean's team
8117 January 2002 (2002-01-07)Mari Wilson and Boy GeorgeBlade and Tommy Vance
82214 January 2002 (2002-01-14)Boothby Graffoe and DJ SpoonyCathy Dennis and Craig Cash
83321 January 2002 (2002-01-21)Adam Buxton and Midge Ure (Ultravox)Suzi Quatro and Claudia Winkleman
84428 January 2002 (2002-01-28)Beverley Turner and Lesley GarrettLeee John (Imagination) and Ben Norris
8554 February 2002 (2002-02-04)Kerry McFadden and Ashley Taylor Dawson (allSTARS*)Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) and Christian O'Connell
86611 February 2002 (2002-02-11)Nemone and Alexander O'NealIan Watkins (Lostprophets) and Mark Owen (Take That)
87718 February 2002 (2002-02-18)Ben Miller and Lisa Scott-LeeKate Thornton and Tony Wilson
88825 February 2002 (2002-02-25)Dave Johns and Christian Ingebrigtsen (a1)Paul Young and June Sarpong
8994 March 2002 (2002-03-04)[fn 7]Shaun Williamson and Coleen NolanBruce Dickinson and Ian Stone
901020 May 2002 (2002-05-20)[fn 8]Cheryl Baker and SoniaJohnny Logan and Terry Wogan

Series 11 (2002)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
91123 September 2002 (2002-09-23)Ben Shephard and Clare Grogan (Altered Images)Jenny Frost (Atomic Kitten) and Mark Goodier
92230 September 2002 (2002-09-30)Robin Campbell (UB40) and Abs Breen (5ive)Ali Campbell (UB40) and Marilyn
9337 October 2002 (2002-10-07)Sean Lock and Jason Perry (A)Lorraine Pearson (Five Star) and Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
94414 October 2002 (2002-10-14)Lauren Laverne and Jimmy CliffSheila Ferguson and Stephen Frost
95521 October 2002 (2002-10-21)Billy Bragg and Ian McLagan (The Small Faces & The Faces)Gay-Yee Westerhoff (bond) and Mark Steel
96628 October 2002 (2002-10-28)Jackie Clune and Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)Chris Baker (Mint Royale) and Tony Blackburn
9774 November 2002 (2002-11-04)Emma B and Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Dave Fulton
98811 November 2002 (2002-11-11)Mike Wilmot and Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys)Jean-Jacques Burnel (The Stranglers) and Nicholas Parsons
99929 December 2002 (2002-12-29)[fn 1]Geoffrey Hayes and CoolioKelly Llorenna and Peter Stringfellow

Series 12 (2003)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
10016 January 2003 (2003-01-06)[fn 9]Suzi Perry and John OtwayCharlie Simpson (Busted) and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
101213 January 2003 (2003-01-13)Mike Read and Dan Hipgrave (Toploader)Jessica Garlick and Rick Wakeman
102320 January 2003 (2003-01-20)June Sarpong and Gordon Haskell (King Crimson)Mikey Craig (Culture Club) and Tom McRae
103427 January 2003 (2003-01-27)[fn 10]Gary Beadle and Chas Smash (Madness)Kathryn Williams and Scott Mills
10453 February 2003 (2003-02-03)Jimmy Carr and Claudia WinklemanRóisín Murphy (Moloko) and Lisa Stansfield
105610 February 2003 (2003-02-10)Fearne Cotton and Sarah WhatmoreDennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) and Christian Livingstone(The Datsuns)
106717 February 2003 (2003-02-17)Christian O'Connell and Guy McKnight (Eighties Matchbox)Nick Bracegirdle (Chicane) and Rich Hall
107824 February 2003 (2003-02-24)Adam Hills and Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup)Sam Brown and Matt Hales (Aqualung)
10893 March 2003 (2003-03-03)Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers) and Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)Sean Rowley and Barry Cryer
1091010 March 2003 (2003-03-10)Liz Bonnin and Su-Elise Nash (Mis-Teeq)DJ Sammy and Tom Rhodes
1101117 March 2003 (2003-03-17)Ron Mael (Sparks) and Russell Mael (Sparks)[fn 11]Pete Tong and Dave Johns

Series 13 (2003)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
11118 September 2003 (2003-09-08)Dick Valentine(Electric Six) and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals)Louise Redknapp and Alexei Sayle
112215 September 2003 (2003-09-15)Raul Malo (The Mavericks) and Har Mar SuperstarLiz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie)
113322 September 2003 (2003-09-22)Megaman (So Solid Crew) and Martina Topley-Bird (Tricky)Howard Jones and Jackie Clune
114429 September 2003 (2003-09-29)Josie d'Arby and Joel Pott (Athlete)Jane McDonald and Gavin Webster
11556 October 2003 (2003-10-06)Wayne Sleep and Sian Evans (Kosheen)Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) and Mike Wilmot
116613 October 2003 (2003-10-13)Vic Henley and Myleene KlassAndy Bell (Erasure) and Sinitta
117720 October 2003 (2003-10-20)Adam Hills and Matt HalesGuy Garvey (Elbow) and Jayne Middlemiss
118827 October 2003 (2003-10-27)Simon Amstell and Kym MarshMC Romeo (So Solid Crew) and Gary Wilmot
119928 December 2003 (2003-12-28)[fn 1]Alison Goldfrapp and DJ SammySabrina Washington (Mis-Teeq) and Gloria Hunniford

Series 14 (2004)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
12015 January 2004 (2004-01-05)Terry Hall and Dave FultonKwame Kwei-Armah and Brandon Block
121212 January 2004 (2004-01-12)Alice Cooper and Katie MeluaTony Hadley and Jane Moore
122319 January 2004 (2004-01-19)Mike Lewis (Lostprophets) and Lisa MaffiaDavid Grant and Dave Johns
123426 January 2004 (2004-01-26)Tony Wilson and Alistair GriffinCarol Decker (T'Pau) and Jimmy Carr
12452 February 2004 (2004-02-02)Gareth Jones and Mikey Green (Phixx)Lionel Blair and Tommy Scott (Space)
12569 February 2004 (2004-02-09)Crispian Mills and Sheila FergusonJill Jackson (Speedway) and James Redmond
126716 February 2004 (2004-02-16)Dara Ó Briain and Fatman ScoopGary Jules and Wes Butters
127823 February 2004 (2004-02-23)Fish and Ryan Richards (Funeral for a Friend)Bernadette Nolan and Stuart Maconie
12891 March 2004 (2004-03-01)Lynsey Brown (Clea) and RaghavMartha Reeves and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
129108 March 2004 (2004-03-08)Rich Hall and Amy WinehouseMike Peters (The Alarm) and Fearne Cotton
1301115 March 2004 (2004-03-15)Kenny Lynch and Asher DMark Joseph and Carrie Grant

Series 15 (2004)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
131120 September 2004 (2004-09-20)Samuel Preston (The Ordinary Boys) and Randy (Big Brovaz)Matt Goss and Shystie
132227 September 2004 (2004-09-27)Eos Chater (bond) and Dave Bartram (Showaddywaddy)Har Mar Superstar and Leigh Marklew (Terrorvision)
13334 October 2004 (2004-10-04)Louis Walsh and Ben Ofoedu (Phats & Small & Intenso Project)Jason Donovan and Lara McAllen
134411 October 2004 (2004-10-11)Lisa Scott-Lee and Nick Atkinson (Rooster)Toyah Willcox and Larry Hibbitt (Hundred Reasons)
135518 October 2004 (2004-10-18)Nicole Russo (Brand New Heavies) and Joe BrownBuster Bloodvessel and Shola Ama
136625 October 2004 (2004-10-25)Aaron Gilbert (Delays) and Jane McDonaldKatie Melua and Michelle Gayle
137720 December 2004 (2004-12-20)[fn 1]Noddy Holder (Slade) and David "Ollie" Oliver (Point Break & Freefaller)Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) and Jackie Clune

Series 16 (2005)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
13812 January 2005 (2005-01-02)Dave Johns and Hannah Lewis (Pop!)Suzi Quatro and Beverley Turner
13929 January 2005 (2005-01-09)Roni Size and Dominic Masters (The Others)Ewen MacIntosh and Keedie
140316 January 2005 (2005-01-16)Mylo and Richard ParkMartin Fry (ABC) and Therese Grankvist
141423 January 2005 (2005-01-23)Pete Tong and Chris Park (Phixx)Fearne Cotton and Stephen Frost
142530 January 2005 (2005-01-30)Mickey Hutton and Greg Oliver (Fierce Girl)Isaac Hanson (Hanson) and Dave Berry
14366 February 2005 (2005-02-06)Nihal Arthanayake and Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)Raghav and Paul Heaton (Beautiful South)
144713 February 2005 (2005-02-13)Ortis Deley and Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs)Keisha White and Jim Jefferies
145827 February 2005 (2005-02-27)Kate Garraway and Tyson Kennedy (Steriogram)Bez (Happy Mondays) and Tony Christie
14696 March 2005 (2005-03-06)Kenzie (Blazin' Squad) and Chinyere (VS)DJ Spoony and Lucy Porter
1471013 March 2005 (2005-03-13)Emma Griffiths and Magne Furuholmen (a-ha)Terri Walker and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
1481120 March 2005 (2005-03-20)Simon Amstell and Melanie Blatt (All Saints)Estelle and Bradley Walsh

Series 17 (2005)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
149131 October 2005 (2005-10-31)Holly Willoughby and Katie MeluaDarren Hayes and Dave Fulton
15027 November 2005 (2005-11-07)Tony Livesey and Blak TwangRowetta and Jo Caulfield
151314 November 2005 (2005-11-14)Lucy Porter and Daniel PowterChas Hodges and Yvette Fielding
152421 November 2005 (2005-11-21)Dave Berry and Brinsley FordeMyleene Klass and Rich Hall
153528 November 2005 (2005-11-28)Claudia Winkleman and Richard Archer (HARD-Fi)Katrina Leskanich and Richard Park
15465 December 2005 (2005-12-05)Adam Hills and Nihal ArthanayakeKathryn Williams and Tony Blackburn
155712 December 2005 (2005-12-12)Liz Bonnin and Nate JamesSteve Mason (King Biscuit Time) and Lionel Blair
156820 December 2005 (2005-12-20)[fn 1]Kate Garraway and Tony ChristieAled Jones and David Grant
157931 December 2005 (2005-12-31)[fn 12]Alun Cochrane and Toyah WillcoxBen Adams (a1) and Annie Mac

Series 18 (2006)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamBill's team
158113 March 2006 (2006-03-13)Jonathan RossAlan Carr and Tom Fletcher (McFly)Teddy Mitchell (The Mitchell Brothers) and Fiona Phillips
159220 March 2006 (2006-03-20)Simon AmstellRussell Howard and Kenzie (Blazin' Squad and Friday Hill)Aaron Gilbert (Delays) and Nick Knowles
160327 March 2006 (2006-03-27)Ricky WilsonJeff Green and Bez (Happy Mondays)Colin Murray and Ryan Jarman (The Cribs)
16143 April 2006 (2006-04-03)Lauren LaverneLinda Robson and Neil Claxton (Mint Royale)Charlie Simpson (Busted and Fightstar) and Rhod Gilbert
162510 April 2006 (2006-04-10)Jeremy ClarksonTrisha Goddard and Antony Costa (Blue)[fn 13]Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Jim Jefferies
163617 April 2006 (2006-04-17)Huey MorganReginald D. Hunter and Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees)Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Natalie Cassidy
164724 April 2006 (2006-04-24)Dale WintonSally Lindsay and Suzi QuatroAndy Fairweather Low and Ben Fogle

Series 19 (2006)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
165126 October 2006 (2006-10-26)Phil Nichol and Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue)Alesha Dixon (Mis-Teeq) and Anthea Turner
16622 November 2006 (2006-11-02)Vanessa Feltz and Matt Willis (Busted)Paul Young and Will Smith
16739 November 2006 (2006-11-09)Stewart Lee and Jason Pebworth (Orson)Tony Mortimer (East 17) and Bill Oddie
168416 November 2006 (2006-11-16)Penny Smith and Alex Pennie (The Automatic)Amy Winehouse and Andrew Maxwell
169523 November 2006 (2006-11-23)Robin Ince and Daniel BedingfieldKelli Young (Liberty X) and John Barrowman
170630 November 2006 (2006-11-30)Steve Strange and Lily AllenJamelia and Mark Watson
171724 December 2006 (2006-12-24)[fn 1]David Gest and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling)Danny Jones (McFly) and Jenni Falconer

Series 20 (2007)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team
172131 January 2007 (2007-01-31)Alan Davies and Chris Peck (Boy Kill Boy)Nerina Pallot and Matt Baker
17327 February 2007 (2007-02-07)Philip Olivier and Donny Tourette (Towers of London)Alfie Jackson (The Holloways) and Noel Fielding
174314 February 2007 (2007-02-14)Ed Byrne and Samuel Preston (The Ordinary Boys)[fn 14]Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Anne Charleston
175421 February 2007 (2007-02-21)Nicholas Hoult and Midge Ure (Ultravox)Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Russell Howard
176528 February 2007 (2007-02-28)Jonas Armstrong and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs)Sinitta and Dom Joly
17767 March 2007 (2007-03-07)Adam Buxton and Melanie C (Spice Girls)Bonnie Tyler and Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Series 21 (2007–08)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamBill's team [fn 15]
178115 November 2007 (2007-11-15)Jessica Hynes and Lethal BizzleJoel Pott (Athlete) and Kimberly Stewart
179222 November 2007 (2007-11-22)Katy Brand and Jermaine JacksonDavid Cross,'Noel Fielding' and Ryan Jarman (The Cribs)
180329 November 2007 (2007-11-29)Rich Fulcher and Dappy (N-Dubz)Tahita Bulmer (New Young Pony Club),'Noel Fielding' and Keith Chegwin
18146 December 2007 (2007-12-06)Bobby Davro and Roy Stride (Scouting For Girls)Richard Fleeshman,'Noel Fielding' and Kristen Schaal
182513 December 2007 (2007-12-13)Miquita Oliver and Patrick WolfIrwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers) and Kevin Eldon
183620 December 2007 (2007-12-20)[fn 1]Vic Reeves and Mark RonsonMatt Bowman (The Pigeon Detectives) and Myleene Klass
18473 January 2008 (2008-01-03)Mathew Horne and Kate NashAntony Costa and Martin Freeman
185810 January 2008 (2008-01-10)Lauren Laverne and KT TunstallJon McClure (Reverend and the Makers) and Jeremy Edwards
186917 January 2008 (2008-01-17)Christopher Biggins and Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)Robyn and Mark Watson
1871024 January 2008 (2008-01-24)Tim Minchin and Yannis Philippakis (Foals)Sophie Ellis-Bextor and James Lance
1881131 January 2008 (2008-01-31)[fn 16]Chris O'Dowd and Joe Goddard (Hot Chip)Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion)[fn 17] and James Nesbitt
189127 February 2008 (2008-02-07)Dale Winton and MobyJamelia and David O'Doherty
TBA1314 February 2008 (2008-02-14)Best of Series 21Best of Series 21

Series 22 (2008–09)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamSecond team (captains in bold) [fn 18]
19012 October 2008 (2008-10-02)Ralf Little and Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons)Adele, Mark Ronson and Tim Minchin
19129 October 2008 (2008-10-09)[fn 19]Dominic Cooper and Frankie Sandford (The Saturdays)Matt Shultz (Cage the Elephant), Stephen Fry and Josie Long
192316 October 2008 (2008-10-16)Nick Grimshaw and Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child)Jack Osbourne, Bob Mortimer and David O'Doherty
193423 October 2008 (2008-10-23)Rhys Darby and Harry Judd (McFly)Kate Jackson (The Long Blondes), Johnny Vegas and Danny Dyer
519 January 2011 (2011-01-19)[fn 20]Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and SwayRachel Stevens (S Club 7), Russell Brand and Greg Davies
194630 October 2008 (2008-10-30)Glenn Wool and Gabriella CilmiJames Allan (Glasvegas), James Corden and Germaine Greer
19576 November 2008 (2008-11-06)[fn 21]Alexei Sayle and Lisa MaffiaStine Bramsen (Alphabeat), Jack Dee and Anna Richardson
196813 November 2008 (2008-11-13)Richard Herring and Lil' ChrisJames Rushent (Does It Offend You, Yeah?), Frank Skinner and Melanie C (Spice Girls)
197920 November 2008 (2008-11-20)Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Kelly Jones (Stereophonics)Alesha Dixon, Davina McCall and Mitch Hewer
1981027 November 2008 (2008-11-27)[fn 22]Matthew Wright and Mette Lindberg (The Asteroids Galaxy Tour)Lee Ryan, Mark Watson and Katy Brand
199114 December 2008 (2008-12-04)Arlene Phillips and Keith Murray (We Are Scientists)Dappy (N-Dubz), Dermot O'Leary and Robert Webb
2001211 December 2008 (2008-12-11)[fn 23]Heston Blumenthal and Grant Nicholas (Feeder)Josh Groban, Omid Djalili and Martin Freeman
2011316 January 2009 (2009-01-16)Best of Series 22Best of Series 22

Series 23 (2009)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
20211 October 2009 (2009-10-01)James CordenBen Miller and Paloma FaithTom Clarke (The Enemy) and Janeane Garofalo
20328 October 2009 (2009-10-08)Rhod GilbertGreg Davies and Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)Jeremy Reynolds (Hockey) and Gabby Logan
204315 October 2009 (2009-10-15)Alex James (Blur)Peter Serafinowicz and Jessica Origliasso (The Veronicas)Newton Faulkner and Holly Walsh
205422 October 2009 (2009-10-22)Jack WhitehallStephen Mangan and Rochelle Wiseman (The Saturdays)Mr Hudson and Andrea McLean
206528 October 2009 (2009-10-28)[fn 24]Frank SkinnerJon Richardson and Calvin HarrisTinchy Stryder and Fearne Cotton
20764 November 2009 (2009-11-04)Claudia WinklemanHarry Shearer (Spinal Tap) and Little BootsJamelia and Tom Basden
208711 November 2009 (2009-11-11)Mark WatsonDonal MacIntyre and Daniel MerriweatherShingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) and Tim Minchin
209818 November 2009 (2009-11-18)Martin FreemanCharlie Brooker and Dappy (N-Dubz)Martha Wainwright and Simon Bird
210925 November 2009 (2009-11-25)David WalliamsAndy Serkis and Gareth MaloneBasshunter and Josie Long
211102 December 2009 (2009-12-02)Dermot O'LearyRussell Tovey and Michael BallAston Merrygold (JLS) and David O'Doherty
212119 December 2009 (2009-12-09)Frankie BoyleRichard Herring and Jon McClure (Reverend and The Makers)DJ Ironik and Carol Vorderman
2131216 December 2009 (2009-12-16)[fn 25]David TennantJo Whiley and Bernard CribbinsJamie Cullum and Catherine Tate
2141323 December 2009 (2009-12-23)Best of Series 23Best of Series 23

Series 24 (2010–11)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
215121 October 2010 (2010-10-21)Mark RonsonAlesha Dixon and Mollie King (The Saturdays)Tinie Tempah and Paul Foot
216228 October 2010 (2010-10-28)Catherine TateKaty Wix and Badly Drawn BoyTulisa (N-Dubz) and Howard Marks
21734 November 2010 (2010-11-04)Jack DeeCharlie Higson and Eliza Doolittle[fn 26]Jedward and Katy Brand[fn 27]
218411 November 2010 (2010-11-11)Terry WoganRufus Hound and James BluntImelda May and Edith Bowman
219518 November 2010 (2010-11-18)[fn 28]David O'DohertyJoe Wilkinson and Melanie BrownOlly Murs and Peter Jones
220625 November 2010 (2010-11-25)Tim MinchinJason Donovan and DJ Target (Roll Deep)Paloma Faith and Tim Key
22172 December 2010 (2010-12-02)Tim WestwoodHolly Walsh and JLS[fn 29]Russell Watson and Wiley[fn 30]
22289 December 2010 (2010-12-09)Lee MackJon Richardson and Diana VickersAndrew Stone (Starman) and Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers)
223916 December 2010 (2010-12-16)Juliette LewisNick Grimshaw and Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts)Kimberly Wyatt and Vic Reeves
2241021 December 2010 (2010-12-21)Josh GrobanCharlie Baker and Tinchy StryderMichael Ball and KT Tunstall
2251130 December 2010 (2010-12-30)Robert WebbAndi Osho and ExampleCee Lo Green and Chris Packham
226123 January 2011 (2011-01-03)Frankie BoyleMiles Jupp and GoldieProfessor Green and Michelle Williams
227135 January 2011 (2011-01-05)David O'DohertyBest of Series 24Best of Series 24

Comic Relief special (2011)[edit]

Original air dateGuest hostLeft teamRight team
5 March 2011 (2011-03-05)[fn 31]David WalliamsChris O'Dowd, Neil Tennant and Alexa ChungMatt Edmondson, Robert Webb and Nick Grimshaw

Series 25 (2011)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
22813 October 2011 (2011-10-03)David HasselhoffPeter Serafinowicz and Loick EssienAmelle Berrabah (Sugababes) and Louie Spence
229210 October 2011 (2011-10-10)Jack DeeSpencer Matthews and Alex JamesMaverick Sabre and Seann Walsh
230317 October 2011 (2011-10-17)Lorraine KellyJarred Christmas and Professor GreenStacey Solomon and Tony Law
231424 October 2011 (2011-10-24)[fn 32]Adam BuxtonReggie Yates and Margaret ChoBeverley Knight and Dynamo
232531 October 2011 (2011-10-31)Will YoungMark Watson and SinittaPaul Foot and Toddla T
23367 November 2011 (2011-11-07)Greg DaviesAmy Childs, Frankie Boyle[fn 33] and Ian 'H' Watkins (Steps)Tinchy Stryder and Holly Walsh
234714 November 2011 (2011-11-14)Alice CooperPenny Smith and Wretch 32Olly Murs and Rufus Hound
235821 November 2011 (2011-11-21)James BluntMatthew Crosby and Harry Judd (McFly)Sean Paul and Sarah Millican
236928 November 2011 (2011-11-28)Tinie TempahChris Ramsey and ExamplePixie Lott and Joey Page
237105 December 2011 (2011-12-05)Cilla BlackTiffany Stevenson and Rizzle KicksHolly Willoughby and Angelos Epithemiou
2381112 December 2011 (2011-12-12)Rhod GilbertCharlie Baker and Tom Parker (The Wanted)Jimmy Osmond and Caroline Flack
2391219 December 2011 (2011-12-19)[fn 1]John BarrowmanJason Manford and Helen SkeltonJason Derülo and Joe Wilkinson
2401329 December 2011 (2011-12-29)Best of Series 25Best of Series 25

Children in Need special (2011)[edit]

Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
24118 November 2011 (2011-11-18)Katy BrandArlene Phillips and Harry Judd (McFly)Claire Richards (Steps) and Shaun Williamson

Sport Relief special (2012)[edit]

Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
24223 March 2012 (2012-03-23)Jake HumphreyAustin Healey and Louise RedknappMelanie C (Spice Girls) and Tim Lovejoy

Series 26 (2012)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
243124 September 2012 (2012-09-24)Kathy BurkeSarah Millican and Fazer (N-Dubz)Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) and Greg Rutherford
24421 October 2012 (2012-10-01)ExampleRufus Hound and Wretch 32Lianne La Havas and Gareth Malone
24538 October 2012 (2012-10-08)Jack WhitehallCelia Pacquola and Danny Jones (McFly)Mena Suvari and Paul Foot
246415 October 2012 (2012-10-15)[fn 34]Nick GrimshawJoe Lycett and Fred Macpherson (Spector)Conor Maynard and Nancy Dell'Olio
247522 October 2012 (2012-10-22)Lee MackJoe Wilkinson and Amy MacdonaldLemar, Professor Green[fn 35] and Chris Ramsey
248629 October 2012 (2012-10-29)Ne-YoDavid O'Doherty and DelilahAiden Grimshaw and Stacey Solomon
249712 November 2012 (2012-11-12)[fn 36]Richard AyoadeMatthew Crosby and Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes)Ed Sheeran and Caroline Flack
250819 November 2012 (2012-11-19)[fn 37]Richard MadeleyAndrew O'Neill and Maverick SabreHeidi Range (Sugababes) and Seann Walsh
251926 November 2012 (2012-11-26)Alex Horne[fn 38]Josh Widdicombe and Louis SmithPaloma Faith and Tony Law
252103 December 2012 (2012-12-03)Stephen ManganKayvan Novak and Michelle HeatonSway and Katherine Ryan
2531110 December 2012 (2012-12-10)[fn 39]Liza TarbuckJameela Jamil and LabrinthRita Ora and Jason Manford
2541217 December 2012 (2012-12-17)Best of Series 26Best of Series 26
2551322 December 2012 (2012-12-22)[fn 1]Bob MortimerRussell Tovey and Melanie C (Spice Girls)DJ Fresh and Joey Page

What a Load of Buzzcocks (2013)[edit]

No.Original air dateYear in Music
13 June 2013 (2013-06-03)1996
210 June 2013 (2013-06-10)2004
317 June 2013 (2013-06-17)1998
424 June 2013 (2013-06-24)2006
51 July 2013 (2013-07-01)2001
68 July 2013 (2013-07-08)2007
715 July 2013 (2013-07-15)2000
822 July 2013 (2013-07-22)2008

Series 27 (2013)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateGuest hostPhill's teamNoel's team
256123 September 2013 (2013-09-23)John HannahDave Myers and Aluna Francis (AlunaGeorge)Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx) and James Acaster
257230 September 2013 (2013-09-30)Russell HowardStacey Solomon and Conor MaynardLethal Bizzle and Isy Suttie
25837 October 2013 (2013-10-07)Peter AndreJason Gardiner and Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters)Charles Cave (White Lies) and Tony Law
259414 October 2013 (2013-10-14)Sara CoxMatt Richardson and Eliza DoolittleIggy Azalea and Jake Humphrey
260521 October 2013 (2013-10-21)Kristen SchaalDavid O'Doherty and Rylan ClarkJames Arthur and Alice Levine
261628 October 2013 (2013-10-28)Eamonn HolmesGreg McHugh and Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays)Jaymi Hensley (Union J) and Sarah Millican
26274 November 2013 (2013-11-04)Rizzle Kicks[fn 40]Laura Whitmore and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals)[fn 41]Lissie and Paul Foot
263811 November 2013 (2013-11-11)[fn 42]Michael BoltonCarol Vorderman and Diana VickersShane Filan (Westlife) and Seann Walsh
264918 November 2013 (2013-11-18)Jack WhitehallKriss Akabusi[fn 43] and Katy BJohnny Borrell (Razorlight) and Alex Brooker
2651025 November 2013 (2013-11-25)[fn 44]Warwick Davis[fn 45]Emma Willis and Tom Fletcher (McFly)Alfie Boe and Chris Ramsey
266112 December 2013 (2013-12-02)Dizzee RascalKatherine Ryan and Jamie CullumFoxes and Aston Merrygold (JLS)
267129 December 2013 (2013-12-09)Krishnan Guru-MurthyBest of Series 27Best of Series 27
2681316 December 2013 (2013-12-16)[fn 1]Johnny VegasSara Pascoe and Brian McFadden (Westlife)DJ Locksmith (Rudimental) and Jessica Hynes

Series 28 (2014–15)[edit]

No. in
Original air datePhill's teamNoel's team
269129 September 2014 (2014-09-29)Gabby Logan and Professor GreenMatthew Healy (The 1975) and Roisin Conaty
27026 October 2014 (2014-10-06)Stacey Solomon and Ella EyreHarry Koisser (Peace) and Seann Walsh
271313 October 2014 (2014-10-13)Sara Pascoe and John Cooper ClarkeAmelia Lily and Alex Brooker
272420 October 2014 (2014-10-20)Kerry Godliman and Har Mar SuperstarNicole Scherzinger and James Acaster
27353 November 2014 (2014-11-03)[fn 46]Sara Cox and Adam AntFuse ODG and Paul Foot
274610 November 2014 (2014-11-10)Aisling Bea and Lisa StansfieldAna Matronic (Scissor Sisters) and Joe Lycett
275717 November 2014 (2014-11-17)Sarah Millican and Lethal BizzleMichael Ball and Gemma Cairney
276824 November 2014 (2014-11-24)[1]Katherine Ryan and Charlie SimpsonPaloma Faith and Loyd Grossman
27791 December 2014 (2014-12-01)[2]Rob Beckett and Grace Chatto (Clean Bandit)[fn 47]Charli XCX and Phil Daniels
278108 December 2014 (2014-12-08)Romesh Ranganathan and Jake Roche & Charley Bagnall (both of Rixton)Van McCann (Catfish and the Bottlemen) and Kym Marsh (Hear'Say)
2791115 December 2014 (2014-12-15)Yasmine Akram and Rumer[fn 48]Steve Aoki and Bobby Mair
2801222 December 2014 (2014-12-22)[fn 1]Lloyd Langford and Louis WalshMelissa Steel and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)
2811315 January 2015 (2015-01-15)Best of Series 28Best of Series 28

Series 29 (2021)[edit]

This was the first series of the show's revival on Sky Max.[3]

No. in
Original air dateDaisy's teamNoel's team
282121 September 2021 (2021-09-21)Anne-Marie and Jade Thirlwall (Little Mix)Jamali Maddix and Nish Kumar
283228 September 2021 (2021-09-28)Ellie Goulding and Tom GrennanJamali Maddix and Yungblud
28435 October 2021 (2021-10-05)Jamali Maddix and Mollie King (The Saturdays)Richard Ayoade and Majestic
285412 October 2021 (2021-10-12)Jamali Maddix and Ella HendersonMike Wozniak and Jax Jones
286519 October 2021 (2021-10-19)[4]Aitch and Joe WilkinsonJamali Maddix and Self Esteem
287626 October 2021 (2021-10-26)[4]Jamali Maddix and Rag'n'Bone ManMaisie Adam and Ms Banks
28872 November 2021 (2021-11-02)[4]Bez and Shaun Ryder (both of Happy Mondays and Black Grape)Jamali Maddix and Desiree Burch
2898[fn 1]15 December 2021 (2021-12-15)[5]Lauren Laverne and Asim ChaudhryJamali Maddix and Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Series 30 (2022)[edit]

A ten-episode series was announced in May 2022. Jamali was on Noel's team in every episode.[6][7]

No. in
Original air dateDaisy's teamNoel and Jamali's team
290114 September 2022 (2022-09-14)[8]Nile Rodgers (Chic) and Russell HowardMae Muller
291221 September 2022 (2022-09-21)James Bay and Roisin ConatyArrDee
292328 September 2022 (2022-09-28)Tom Davis and Joy CrookesSerge Pizzorno (Kasabian)
29345 October 2022 (2022-10-05)Rosie Jones and ShaggyExample
294512 October 2022 (2022-10-12)Lethal Bizzle and James BuckleyMaisie Peters
295619 October 2022 (2022-10-19)[fn 49]Kerry Godliman and Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)Loyle Carner and James Acaster
296726 October 2022 (2022-10-26)[fn 50]Michelle de Swarte and Krept and KonanJohnny Borrell (Razorlight)
29782 November 2022 (2022-11-02)[fn 50]Ian Broudie (The Lightning Seeds) and Hannah WaddinghamMelanie Blatt (All Saints)
2989[fn 1]15 December 2022 (2022-12-15)Tom Allen and Pete Doherty (The Libertines, Babyshambles)Claire Richards (Steps)
2991029 December 2022 (2022-12-29)[fn 50]Joel Corry and Joel DommettLady Leshurr

Series 31 (2023)[edit]

No. in
Original air dateDaisy's teamNoel and Jamali's team
300123 August 2023 (2023-08-23)[fn 51]Danny Jones (McFly) and Alex BrookerNova Twins
301230 August 2023 (2023-08-30)Gregory Porter and Amy GledhillChesney Hawkes
30236 September 2023 (2023-09-06)[9]CMAT and Calum ScottSam Campbell
303413 September 2023 (2023-09-13)[10]Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and Jamie-Lee O'DonnellStefflon Don
304520 September 2023 (2023-09-20)[11]Judi Love and Benji Webbe (Skindred)Paloma Faith
305627 September 2023 (2023-09-27)[12]Dermot Kennedy and Billy PorterRóisín Murphy (Moloko)
30674 October 2023 (2023-10-04)[13]Suggs (Madness) and Katherine RyanTalia Mar
307811 October 2023 (2023-10-11)Phil Wang and Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks)Ashnikko
308918 October 2023 (2023-10-18)Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Danny Goffey (Supergrass, Babyshambles)Freya Ridings
30910[fn 1][fn 52]19 December 2023 (2023-12-19)[14]Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) and Harry HillRicky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs)


Phill Daisy Sean Bill Guests Noel
Series wins (6 drawn)
10 13
9 1 2 7 1 3
Episode wins (15 drawn)
133 135
127 9 39 47 9 40


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Christmas Special
  2. ^ Episode released exclusive-to-video.
  3. ^ This episode lasted 45 minutes. It also featured Mark Lamarr in the Identity Parade.
  4. ^ Future team captain Bill Bailey makes a guest appearance during the Intros Round with Rick Wakeman.
  5. ^ This episode started and ended with regular Identity Parade star Athelston Williams in Mark's chair.
  6. ^ The first time more than the regulatory three people were on one team.
  7. ^ Although he was in the Eurovision episode, which aired two months later, this is the last regular episode featuring Sean Hughes.
  8. ^ Eurovision Song Contest special.
  9. ^ 100th Episode Special. Contains specially filmed inserts with Mark, Phill, Bill and Richard Fairbrass.
  10. ^ For the "Next Lines" round, Mark had Phill and Scott Mills swap places and Scott was the new team captain. After the round was over, Scott returned to and Chas Smash joined Bill's team, who had won the game.
  11. ^ This episode marks the first time members of the same band, let alone members of the same family, appeared on one team.
  12. ^ 150th Episode Special and also Mark Lamarr's final episode
  13. ^ Achieved a last-minute victory without Phill, who departed partway through Next Lines
  14. ^ Ed Seymour, a hand-picked "lookalike" from the audience, replaced Preston for the remainder of the show after he walked out due to Amstell making references to his rise to fame in Celebrity Big Brother and reading extracts from the biography of his then wife (Chantelle Houghton).
  15. ^ For the second, third and fourth episodes of Series 21, Noel Fielding was the team captain while Bill Bailey was on tour.
  16. ^ This episode featured frequent appearances from singer Andy Scott-Lee (formerly of boy band 3SL), who performed the Intros round (when teams played their 'Andy Scott-Lee card'), appeared in an Identity Parade line-up and had his new single heavily promoted by Amstell.
  17. ^ As part of a jibe on the fickle nature and inflated importance of the NME's Cool List, a fictitious indie artist named 'Adam from Flipchart Hiatus' was initially introduced as Bill Bailey's second guest. Amstell then announced that Flipchart Hiatus had slipped too many places on the Cool List and so had to be replaced. Crew members then rushed on to lift Adam from his seat and replace him with Hynes.
  18. ^ For this series, guest captains replaced Bill Bailey who left to pursue other projects.
  19. ^ In honour of guest captain Stephen Fry, this episode had various QI-themed jokes including giving Stephen a customised buzzer, intellectual conversations over interesting facts, and ending the show with the QI theme tune.
  20. ^ Due to a scandal where Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made prank phonecalls to Andrew Sachs on Russell's BBC Radio 2 show, the BBC decided to suspend the two comedians and pull all their shows pending further investigation. Even though this episode was taped before the suspension and was due to air on 30 October 2008, it was pulled as well. The episode was eventually first broadcast on 19 January 2011.
  21. ^ In this episode, Simon dressed in a bunny costume to make the show more "family friendly" and keep his job at the BBC, mocking how the BBC had reacted to Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross scandal.
  22. ^ 198th Episode Special
  23. ^ Simon Amstell final episode
  24. ^ From this episode, the show moved to Wednesday nights
  25. ^ Doctor Who special
  26. ^ During the Identity Parade, Noel swapped teams with Phill for the rest of the show in order to give him the "Jedward experience". However, host Jack Dee still credited the victory to "Noel's old team."
  27. ^ Jedward temporarily swapped places with Identity Parade member Pat Sharp, who was made team captain for rest of the round.
  28. ^ This episode featured a running joke that it was originally supposed to be hosted by Colombian pop-sensation Shakira.
  29. ^ The episode started with Marvin Humes from JLS on Phill's team whilst the other members of the band sat on a "sub bench" to the side. Throughout the episode, whenever Tim Westwood set off an alarm, JLS had to substitute another member onto the panel. The entire band performed with Phill in the Intros round.
  30. ^ During the Intros round, Pat Sharp joined Noel's team to make up for all of JLS joining up on Phill's team.
  31. ^ Special episode webcast live as part of 24 Hour Panel People. David Walliams hosted and Neil Tennant and Robert Webb replaced Noel and Phill who were unavailable.
  32. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak game of "How Many Mobys Are There?" was played.
  33. ^ Frankie Boyle stood in for Phill Jupitus who was unable to attend the episode's recording
  34. ^ This episode was styled as a "Radio DJs Special" and included guest appearances from Tony Blackburn, Mike Read and Pat Sharp sitting in the audience. The teams could play "Hey Mr DJ" cards throughout the show to ask them for help.
  35. ^ Professor Green stood in for Noel Fielding who was unable to attend the episode's recording.
  36. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak question was asked where Ayoade described a musician and the teams had to buzz in. Crosby correctly answered Rick Astley, thus making Phill's team the winners.
  37. ^ 250th Episode Special; also included recurring appearances from Russell Grant throughout as part of a running joke that he had been passed over for the host's job.
  38. ^ Horne was accompanied by his band, The Horne Section, who performed throughout the show.
  39. ^ The game ended in a draw, leading to a round where the teams had to name as many famous Stevens as they could.
  40. ^ The first time more than one person hosted the show.
  41. ^ Morgan smashed a coffee mug in the final round, apparently irritated by the hosts' jokes at his expense. He then walked off the show before the game had finished.
  42. ^ Described as a "Sexy Special".
  43. ^ Akabusi filled in for Aston Merrygold, who pulled out at the last minute due to illness. Jack Whitehall jokingly referred to him as Aston and asked him questions about JLS' split.
  44. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak question was asked where Redd Pepper described a musician and the teams had to buzz in. Willis correctly answered Justin Timberlake, thus making Phill's team the winners.
  45. ^ Movie Special.
  46. ^ Delayed by a week due to a double bill of Intruders.
  47. ^ For the Identity Parade round for Phill's team, the drummer from Bad Manners who had been booked to appear had got the wrong day. Therefore, while Phill's team were blindfolded, Rhod had to get a band member (Ian Leigh from Dr Zero & The Hotheads) and five other people from the audience to replace the line-up.
  48. ^ After Noel's team's Identity Parade, former The Clash drummer Terry Chimes joined Phill's team for the rest of the show.
  49. ^ Noel was absent from this episode due to illness; Jamali served as team captain in his absence.
  50. ^ a b c Episodes seven and eight were brought forward a week due to Lady Leshurr being charged with actual bodily harm after a 22 October 2022 incident; the postponed episode was burnt off at 2:15 a.m. and is not available for streaming.
  51. ^ This episode featured a surprise performance by three members of Blue (Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe).
  52. ^ This episode will also feature appearances by DJ Luck & MC Neat, "two fifths of 5ive, two sevenths of The Wurzels, and one half of Blazin' Squad's remaining squad."


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