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Episode 1

Total Wipeout, Series 5 Episode 1 of 12

It's back! And by that, we don't mean just hosts Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram. Total Wipeout, the most breathtaking gameshow on television, returns to witness twenty plucky Brits - including an accountant, a professor of science and an Obi-Wan Kenobi lookalike - taking on the most famous obstacle course in the world.

This series sees the biggest overhaul of obstacles in the history of the show. Episode one features the Unfair Stairs and the Time Tunnel hoops, which send contestants flying. Squirty Wirty hoses have been added to the Sucker Punch, turning contestants all shades of blue, green, red and brown; and the Shapeshifter stands between the painted competitors and the finish podium. The Big Red Balls are still big, red and ball-like, but the Demotivator provides new inspiration for those dawdling on the ramp.

Contestants now face Double Cross in the second round - a dastardly concoction of spinning gangways, spinning sweeper arms and a whole world of pain. The first six across it qualify for the penultimate round - Terror-Go-Round. This sees the competitors attempt to stay on a spinning cone whilst all manner of things are thrown, swept and chucked at them by the Terror Twins.

The last three standing go through to the terrifying Wipeout Zone. Who will end up bruised, battered and dripping wet? Who will be going back to the UK bruised, battered, dripping wet and happy, having pocketed £10,000 and paid excess baggage fees to carry home the Total Wipeout Trophy?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 1 Jun 2013 16:00


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Hammond
PresenterAmanda Byram
Executive ProducerAndy Rowe
Series ProducerEmma Taylor
DirectorWill Clough