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Room 101

Room 101 (2012)

  • TV panel show / chat show
  • BBC One
  • 2012 - 2018
  • 56 episodes (7 series)

Frank Skinner hosts Room 101, where celebrities compete in a series of themed rounds to get their most hated item banished forever.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Alistair McGowan, Hilary Devey, Josh Groban

This week Alistair McGowan, Hilary Devey and Josh Groban try to send the things they hate the most into Room 101. Nominations include children, Valentine's Day and smoking bans.

Preview clips

Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Hilary Devey, Josh Groban, Frank Skinner, Alistair McGowan. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions


- Alistair McGowan: Children - Into Room 101.

- Hilary Devey: Football fans.

- Josh Groban: Pet owners who treat their pets like people.

Going Out

- Hilary: Smoking bans - Into Room 101.

- Alistair: Pints of beer.

- Josh: The exclusive night club experience.

Audience Choice

- People who call you "Mate" that you've never met before - Into Room 101.


- Hilary: Valentine's Day.

- Alistair: Tattoos.

- Josh: Auto-Tune - Into Room 101.

Alistair McGowan's Extra Item

- Little iPod earphones that easily break - Into Room 101.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th February 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 19th February 2012 10:55pm
40 minute version
Friday 8th June 2012 12:05am
45 minute version
Monday 13th August 2012 11:10pm
40 minute version
Monday 13th August 2012 11:40pm
40 minute version
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Cast & crew

Frank Skinner Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alistair McGowan Guest
Hilary Devey Guest
Josh Groban Guest
Danny Walker Self
Writing team
Frank Skinner Writer
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
Stu Mather Series Producer
Adam Copeland Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Mirella Breda Executive Producer
Steve Dix Editor
Tim Ellison Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer


Josh Groban on people who dress up dogs

Josh Groban tries to banish people who dress pets up as humans to the depths of Room 101.

Featuring: Frank Skinner, Hilary Devey & Josh Groban.

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