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Voting Information and Schedule

Voting for Category Winners

Voting begins at the end of each programme and the vote is open until 4pm the next day. To cast your vote go to the series homepage (you will need to be signed into your BBC account, or create an account, if you don’t already have one to vote.)

Announcement of Category Winners

Each week, live on air, The One Show (BBC One, 7pm) will announce the winners of the public votes that have taken place that week. The winners will subsequently be featured on the Icons website and on social media.

Voting in the Final and Announcement of the Ultimate Winner

All seven finalists will go through to a grand live final, where you will get to decide who is the greatest icon of them all. There will be two ways to vote in the final; via the series homepage, or by telephone. Details of how to vote by telephone will be outlined in the programme. The winner will be announced live on air at the end of the show.

Update 15/01/19

Icons:Entertainers has been delayed due to an extended edition of Politics Live. Therefore the vote opens at 10.30pm on 15th January. The original closing time has not been affected.

Category and On-Air Voting Window Result
Leaders: Tues 8th January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Tues 8th January - 4pm Weds 9th January Thurs 10th January on The One Show
Explorers: Weds 9th January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Weds 9th January - 4pm Thurs 10th January Thurs 10th January on The One Show
Scientists: Mon 14th January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Mon 14th January – 4pm Tues 15th January Weds 16th January on The One Show
Entertainers: Tues 15th January at 9.30pm on BBC Two 10.30pm Tues 15th January – 4pm Weds 16th January Weds 16th January on The One Show
Activists: Mon 21st January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Mon 21st January – 4pm Tues 22nd January Weds 23rd January on The One Show
Sports Stars: Tues 22nd January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Tues 22nd January – 4pm Weds 23rd January Weds 23rd January on The One Show
Artists & Writers: Tues 29th January at 9pm on BBC Two 10pm Tues 29th January – 4pm Weds 30th January Weds 30th January on The One Show
Live Final: Tues 5th February at 9pm on BBC Two Within the show Winner announced at the end of the show