s18 Opener With British Athlete John
Welcome to season 18 of The Splat! Show. We always try to cast interesting and bigger than life characters for our season openers. We had John, who is a ex British athlete and now model and personal trainer, on our books and waiting for us to become free for nearly a year. Thats how busy with have been over the past 12 months.
We thought John would suit being the star of our season 18 opener because he fits the interesting and bigger than life character remit pretty well. Well Splat fans, the wait was certainly worth it as John’s time in The Splat! Gunge Tank is what we hoped and so much more!
This Splat! Show Features…
The Gunge Tank Interview: Although John never competed for Britain in an actual Olympic Games, he was very much trying to making it having taken part in numerous trials and try outs. While he never made it to the games, he as completed on the international stage over the years. In the Gunge Tank Interview we dig deep into John’s sporting history and find out what he does today and we find out all sorts of information about our season opener guest. Of course, the Gunge was never far away from John’s mind during the interview. How did he find his first ever Gunging? Find out by watching the show.
The Lucky Or Mucky Wheel: A brand new game for season 18. The Lucky Or Mucky Wheel is replacing the old Lucky Or Mucky this season. For each incorrect answer that John gives he has to spin the Splat! Wheel. Whatever it lands on he gets. The only trouble for John is that nearly every space on the wheel contains a messy forfeit with one lucky, clean space. Wherever the wheel stops, the mess it states John will get. The game ends when the tank drops the gunk on John.
Pied Under Pressure: A brand new game for season 18. Having tested pied under pressure with Kyle on our season 17 finale, it’s now time for it to make it a regular for season 18 shows. The rules are simple. A pie is placed close to John’s face and then he is asked the question. He has to answer correctly, quickly and within the time limit to avoid the pie being splattered into his face. If John gets more wrong than right then it’s tank time!
Get Your Own Back Letter Game: A brand new game for season 18. Having played this game during our big January shoots we thought we would include it in season 18. This game is directly taken from the classic TV Show Get Your Own Back from the 1990s. John has to correctly say the answer of the question without actually saying the word. Example: What G is the Tank? He can’t say Gunge but he can say slime or mess to pass and move onto the next question without getting messy. Gunge blasts are used for each incorrect answer or if the time runs out. A tanking is waiting if John fails to complete the quiz within the set time limit.
The Splat! Debrief: The Splat! Debreif will be changing at some point during season 18. Until we get the new format ready, John took part in what might be the last Splat! debrief in it’s current format. We talk to John about his time on The Show. Was it what expected? What did he like and what didn’t he like? All this and more is covered in The Splat! Debrief before John’s final Gunging of the show.
Gunge Tank Cam Footage: This Splat! Show features tank cam footage of the Gungings featured in our season 18 opener.
Video Length: 1 hour, 2 mins and 11 seconds (including Gunge Tank Cam Footage).
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Content Guidelines: No swear usage. Clothed in part during the segments. PG. Learn more about our Content Guidelines.
Also Available From This Shoot...
John took on The Splat! Storm. The Splat! is a relentless deluge of gunge from all directions. There is nothing quite like the Splat! Storm.
Preview John's Splat! Storm
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This Gunge Tank vote featuring British Athlete John is a bit different to our previous Gunge Tank Votes. Instead of asking you to vote between two people, we thought we would ask what “Theme” a special Quiz for John should be about. John is an accomplished swimmer and cyclist and was the perfect choice for the Gunge Tank Vote. John would have to wear the sports outfit for the winning theme. In the end our viewers voted for Swimming. Watch John take on a swimming themed Quiz in the Gunge Tank, speedo clad and all!
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This Splat! Blog entry is written by show co-producer James. Read more Splat! Blogs on other show pages.
Some people (clearly ones who’ve never read my blogs) seem to think I turn up at Splat HQ knowing exactly what’s going to be happening on the day. Of course, if you’ve read the blogs you’ll know there are days when I leave still not fully understanding what’s gone on but, for the ultimate in “messing with James’ brain”, it’s time to start the new season…. even though we’ve filmed stuff for it already. Sort of. To misquote Doctor Who…. things are going to get messywessy as well as timey wimey for this one!