(Who Shot Simon Cowell?)

Series Overview

The thirteenth series aired during early Spring 2016, running for seven episodes from 20 February to 2 April, and averaging around 7.71 million viewers; both the fifth and sixth episodes were aired earlier than scheduled to avoid clashing with live coverage of two major sporting events after each respective episode, one of which was a Six Nations Championship match. This series is notable for two elements in its broadcast. The first was that its series finale took place outside the United Kingdom, on the MV Britannia, while it was berthed in Barcelona - tickets for places on the cruise ship were offered during the other episodes as prizes, courtesy of the ship's operator P&O Cruises with tickets.[69]The second was that it featured a live wedding in the sixth episode, between a couple who had written to the production team asking if they could be married on the programme.

The series introduced two new segments. The first, entitled "Best Seats in the House", offered places in the studio audience for the next episode, in a specially marked "VIP" section, with the exception of the first episode were the seats were given to selected members of the audience; for the penultimate episode, the viewers were given tickets for the cruise ship. The second involved a mini-serial "whodunnit" comedy drama entitled "Who Shot Simon Cowell?", written by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, and starred Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Piers Morgan, Olly Murs and the late Caroline Flack and Pudsey the Dog as themselves, and Kevin Whately and Emilia Fox as their respective characters from Lewis and Silent Witness. The mini-serial was later condensed into a single episode that was broadcast on 30 December 2017. Amongst the other segments for the show, the game "Win the Ads" received a minor change in its format, reducing the number of prizes that contestants could win in total, while final episode saw the game having the contestant chosen in the final episode was from those on the cruise ship, excluding anyone who won their place via ticket giveaway, and focusing on questions associated with being at sea.

Apart from the mini-serial, this series featured guest appearances by Kym Marsh, Jane Danson, Sally Dynevor, Shayne Ward, Jack P. Shepherd, Leona Lewis, Bring Me the Horizon and Fleur East, along with appearances by YouTubers Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler. The series also featured opening performances by Wet Wet Wet, Bryan Adams, Anastacia, and Peter Andre, while "Singalong Live" featured appearances by Adams, Jess Glynne, Craig David and Katherine Jenkins. For this series' contest between the presenters, the segment was hosted by Stephen Mulhern, replacing Roberts who took to hosting the segment "Best Seats", and was won by Dec with a score of 4-1. Sponsorship: Suzuki.

People/Characters who appear in the episodes

February 20 2016

February 27 2016

5 March 2016

12 March 2016

19 March 2016

26 March 2016

April 2 2016

  • Anthony McPartlin (main host)
  • Declan Donnelly (main host)
  • Stephen Mulhern
  • Ashley Roberts
  • Little Ant & Dec
  • Stacey Solomon
  • Jonathan Wilkes
  • Marcus Butler
  • Peter Andre
  • Katherine Jenkins
  • Aquabatix
  • Andy Murray
  • Jimmy Nesbitt (star guest announcer)
  • Emilia Fox (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Simon Cowell (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Alesha Dixon (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Amanda Holden (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Pudsey the Dog (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Caroline Flack (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Olly Murs (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Keith Lemon (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Piers Morgan (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Louis Walsh (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Emma Bunton (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • David Walliams (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Kevin Whately (Who Shot Simon Cowell?)
  • Johnny Depp (mentioned)
  • Jennifer Garner (mentioned)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (mentioned)
  • Jack Sparrow (mentioned)
  • Will Turner (mentioned)
  • Dory (mentioned)
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