Ah Christmas. A wonderful time of year and we here at The Splat! Show love to celebrate the festive season with a Christmas themed Splat! Show. We start to think about who we want to star in our Christmas specials during the summer months and then get the process moving. Nearly always we want to feature a guest who has already shot with us and this year was no different.
Phil was our first choice to star in our Christmas 2019 special. Phil, who last starred in our season 16 mid-season special, really enjoyed his first shoot with us and was delighted we asked him not only to come back, but to star in our Christmas special.
Phil told us that he loves Christmas and is one of his favourite times of the year. So, did we ruin Christmas for Phil after filming this Christmas Splat! Show? Of course not, but we don’t think Christmas has ever been as messy as this for Phil!
We really hope you enjoy our Christmas 2019 special and watching Phil’s return to The Splat! Show. We would like to wish all our viewers and fans a very Happy Christmas!
Festive Phil Features The Following
Christmas Hero Phil Saves The Icon’s Of Christmas: Phil turned up to find a huge plastic box wrapped in Christmas paper. Of course it was the tank. We interview Phil outside the Gunge Tank before the shoot gets underway to catch up with what has been going with Phil since his last appearance with us over a year ago. After the interview, we invite Phil to unwrap the Gunge Tank. Phil then finds Santa and a Snowman sitting in The Gunge Tank Hot seat. Will Phil gunge the Icon’s of Christmas or will he take their place and be the Christmas Hero?
The Splat! Christmas Blizzard Quiz: Phil loves Christmas, but is his Christmas general knowledge quiz up to scratch? In the first quiz of the show, Phil takes on a Christmas edition of Foam Me Up. But as it’s Christmas, we added more snow (foam) than usual. We admit these questions about Christmas were tough, but we wouldn’t of thought Mr Christmas Phil would’ve done better. Phil soon disappeared under the snow and is not seen again until a colourful Christmas Gunging cleared the snow away.
Tour De Gunge Christmas Tour: In what might be the final ever Tour De Gunge, Phil takes on the messy bike challenge, but of course with a Christmas Twist. A Christmas hat (which was removed before the end tanking) and plenty of snow and Christmas Sludge. Will Phil beat the current leader Jon during this last ever Tour De Gunge? Watch and find out! Check out the Tour De Gunge Leader Board here.
The Easy Christmas Quiz: The second and final quiz featured in this Christmas special features what we would say were much easier Christmas themed questions. It really seems like Phil needs to brush up his Christmas knowledge because the custard pie barrage was relentless and also failed to stop the tank from drenching him in yellow, eggnog Gunge!
Christmas Gunge Tank Karaoke Finale: Phil told us during his interview that he had started taking singing lessons since his last Splat! Show appearance. Well that’s good then, because we already planned on featuring Gunge Tank Karaoke in this Christmas special. And we feel that those singing lessons are paying off as Phil gives Gunge Tank Karaoke a great go with some great vocals while facing the barrage of gunge, foam and tank drops. What song did we get Phil to sing? Well of course it was Last Christmas by WHAM. How very, very appropriate 😉
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Content Guidelines: Shirtless in some scenes. Some swear word usage, one major use. If we had to give it a age certificate: 15. Learn more about our Content Guidelines.
Also Available From This Shoot...
Festive Phil Picture Pack
Download the Festive Phil picture pack featuring 145 high resolution pictures taken at the Festive Phil Splat! Shoot. These pictures were shot especially for this picture pack and are not screen shots from the show. Manual and automatic downloads available. Please note that this picture pack differs from the two picture packs available on the Splat! Fan Club.
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2 Festive Phil Picture Packs
View two picture packs taken at Festive Phil Shoot just for the Fan Club. Please note that these two picture packs differ from the Festive Phil Shoot Pack available to purchase.
Festive Phil Fan Cam Footage
View the fan cam footage from the Festive Phil Shoot. Fan Cam footage is shot on a handheld camera and gives you new angles at some of the action from the shoot. Mainly used for different Gunging angles but includes other elements too. This footage is not featured in the main release and can only be viewed on The Splat! Fan Club.
Festive Phil Cut Footage
View the cut footage from the Festive Phil Shoot. Featuring clean downs, cut footage and other bits that didn’t make it into the show edit.
Find Out More About The Production Of This Splat! Show
This Splat! Blog entry is written by show co-producer James. Read more Splat! Blogs on other show pages.
Necessity is the mother of invention they say and, whoever “they” are, have clearly seen how we plan and shoot the Splat Show. Today was one of those days where we had a FANTASTIC plan…. and promptly threw it out of the window. I’m not saying that nothing went as planned today but anyone who was watching on the live feed will have seen a lot of improvisation going on (well, until I tripped over it and accidentally stopped it!). Know what though? When the star of the show is the fantastic Phil, it doesn’t matter how chaotic things go, you know you’re on to a winner.