On the Rack
A celebrity based quiz show.
A celebrity is tied to a rack while a punter answers questions of a general knowledge nature (asked by an amiable presenter – Roy Walker or perhaps Derek Griffiths who wrote the theme music for Bod or possibly Gordon “Krypton Factor” Burns who is currently in regional TV hell).
There are three celebs, three punters. For every question answered incorrectly the rack is turned (the audience in a Brucie type frenzy chanting, “Turn the rack, turn the rack”).
Having carefully selected celebs of equal size at the start of the programme the punter with the shortest celebrity at the end of the programme wins.
Possible celebs: Richard Stilgoe. Paul Daniels. Heather Mills McCartney. Ronnie Corbett. David Cameron. Jim Davidson. Tommy Sheridan. Ant. Dec. CJ from Eggheads. Armando Ianucci.
Potential variants: the rack is under a sunbed for the On the Rack Summer Special.
Could be used as part of new Test the Nation format.