Members of the public go head to head in a series of obstacle courses to win and achieve victory or instead Wipeout.
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Host Richard Hammond
is know for creating nicknames for virtually all the contestants. These have included 'Jumping Jack', 'Gassy Alex', 'Slam Dunk James', 'Bouncy Becky', 'Cartwheeling Tara', 'Nervous Anthony', 'Scary Claire', 'Everest Alice', 'No Problem At All Dave', 'Geeky Sam', 'Tom The Tank Engine', 'Grumpy David', 'John With His Beard', 'Cowman Arran' (due to his habit of constantly mooing with triumph), 'Chatty Peran' (who was actually virtually monosyllabic) and 'Who's The Derek?' (yes, as in 'Who's The Daddy?') See more
In the Total Wipeout award episode at the end of the first series, an international award was given out. Twice in that section, awards were given out to Australian contestants but the graphics for each clip showed a New Zealand flag in the top right hand corner of the screen. See more