The Great British Fuck Off is a BAFTA award-winning British television swearing competition first shown by the BBC on 17 August 2010.
The judges are Tourette's sufferer Sweary Mary and professional potty-mouth Paul Holyfuck. Mel Giedgroyf and Sue Ferkins have presented all four series of the programme. The competition selects the most foul mouthed and offensive amateur of its competitors.
Having gained increasing popularity since the first series, it is credited with reinvigorating interest in bad language throughout the UK and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on swearing (notably Gordon Ramsey and Peter Capaldi).
The series now appears in three versions: the main Fuck Off series, a celebrity charity series in aid of Sport Relief and Hand Relief, and Junior Fuck Off, for young children (broadcast on the CBBC channel).
In April 2013, a spin-off format was also launched on BBC Two, the Great British Swearing Bee. In 2014, Fuck Off will move to BBC One after achieving record ratings on BBC Two.
Friday, 10 January 2014
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