About Room 101
Room 101 is a BBC comedy television series based on the radio series of the same name, in which celebrities were invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign them to a fate worse than death in Room 101, named after the torture room in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is itself named after a meeting room in the BBC Broadcasting House where Orwell would sit through tedious meetings.
Series and episodes that can be seen on Challenge include:
Paul Merton hosts the chat show in which guests are given the opportunity to rid the world of the things they hate.
Episode 1: Ronan Keating
Singer Ronan Keating suggests hangovers along with stupid questions.
Episode 2: Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson suggests hard boiled eggs and people who are rude to him whilst he is cycling.
Episode 3: Linda Smith
Linda Smith suggests bow ties and adults who read Harry Potter.
Episode 4: Gordon Ramsay
Chef Gordon Ramsay suggests compulsory service charges and traffic wardens.
Episode 5: Russ Noble
Stand-up comedian Ross Noble suggests Craig David and people who look like cats.
Episode 6: Sean Lock
Stand-up comedian Sean Lock suggests Jeremy Clarkson and pointless tourists attractions.
Episode 7: Ron Atkinson
Football pundit Ron Atkinson suggests Spaghetti Junction and the singing duo Renee and Renato.
Episode 8: Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth suggests female television presenters who shout and the rules of golf.
Episode 1: Kirsty Young
Newsreader Kirsty Young places Brazilian Wax and Britney Spears high on her list of pet hates. But will she able to convince Paul to consign them to Orwellian oblivion.
Episode 2: Shane Richie
EastEnders' loveable rogue Shane Richie looks to slip queuing and out of date magazines into the fabled Room 101.
Episode 3: Tracey Emin
Acclaimed artist Tracey Emin suggests being drunk and clowns.
Episode 4: Harry Hill
Comedian Harry Hill reveals a hate of ice cream vans and Barney the Dinosaur.
Episode 5: Michael Winner
Film director Michael Winner suggests people who don't move at traffic lights when they change and modern buildings should be consigned to oblivion.
Episode 6: Fern Britton
Popular television presenter Fern Britton suggests detox diets and Animal Hospital should be purged from our lives.
Episode 7: Omid Djalili
Comedian Omid Djalili tries to persuade Paul that male yoga teachers and open air theatres should be banished from our lives.
Episode 8: Michael Gambon
Actor Michael Gambon suggests London buses, education and fussy make up ladies.
Episode 1: Dara O'Briain
Comic Dara O Briain suggests Gillian McKeith and magicians.
Episode 2: Sir Alan Sugar
Business tycoon Sir Alan Sugar suggests schmoozers and men who wear wigs.
Episode 3: Sara Cox
BBC Radio 1 broadcaster Sara Cox suggests random firework displays and 19 year old girls.
Episode 4: Gyles Brandreth
Gyles Brandreth attempts to consign the Royal Variety Performance and the House of Commons to Room 101.
Episode 5: Sheila Hancock
Sheila Hancock suggests herself and men like David Beckham.
Episode 6: Philip Schofield
Phillip Schofield attempts to consign his old sparring partner Gordon the Gopher to Room 101 along with glitter.
Episode 7: Jenny Éclair
Jenny Eclair suggests charmless muggers and Tottenham Court Road.
Episode 8: Phil Collins
Phil Collins suggests TV evangelists and the Gallagher brothers.