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Night Fever

1 9 9 7 – 2 0 0 2 (UK)
89 x 50 minute episodes

Madness frontman Suggs (real name Graham McPherson) presented this karaoke-style show on Channel 5 from 5 April 1997 to 30 March 2002, with two panels of celebrities competing.

Original celebrity team captains were Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester, who were working together at the time on the BBC2 show, Robot Wars.

Special guest stars who made appearances included Gary Numan, The Proclaimers, Aswad, Leo Sayer, Chas & Dave, The Troggs and Limahl from Kajagoogoo.

In early episodes, Suggs was assisted by “The Big Guy in the Sky” (a disembodied voice giving the scores), and later by ‘Wolfie’ (John Ireland dressed as Mozart). Suggs was also aided (or often hindered) by “Pop Monkey”.

Later series were co-hosted by Will Mellor and Sarah Cawood, replaced later still by Kieron Elliott and Danielle Nicholls.

Will Mellor
Sarah Cawood
Kieron Elliott
Danielle Nicholls
John Ireland
Pop Monkey
Kevin Hudson