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Total Wipeout

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Swimming the English Channel, climbing Mount Everest and finding the Holy Grail... All are footnotes on the list of challenges that man has faced compared to the ultimate challenge of challenges - crossing the Big Red Balls on the Total Wipeout course.

Many warriors (as ordinary British folk are known in these parts) have journeyed to the purpose-built course in Argentina and endured the punishment that the Qualifier unleashes, the horror that is Amanda Byram pointing and laughing from the side of the course, and the terror of being given a humiliating nickname by Richard Hammond.

But will today prove to be the day that the Big Red Balls are once again conquered? Not likely, but you never know. Trying their hardest are a slightly over-excited trainee maths teacher in pyjamas, a Rastafarian postman, and ageing rocker Jean from Hadlow in Kent. Sounds like another low-key line-up of contestants, but one is a guaranteed winner and will be trousering a cheque for £10,000, with the added bonus of being able to call themselves a Total Wipeout champion. Show less


Richard Hammond
Amanda Byram
Executive Producer:
Andy Rowe
Series Producer:
Emma Taylor
Will Clough

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