Friday Night Games

Friday Night Games was a spin-off from Big Brother Australia's Friday Night Live, hosted by Mike Goldman (Blue Coordinator only in the Grand Final) with Bree Amer (Green Coordinator) and Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald (Yellow Coordinator) and was produced at Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia by Network Ten.[1]

Friday Night Games
Created byEndemol Southern Star
Presented by
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Running timeapprox. 70 minutes without commercials
Production companyEndemol Southern Star
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release17 February (2006-02-17) –
21 April 2006 (2006-04-21)

Two teams, each composed of three celebrities and one chosen contestant (dubbed the "celeb-to-be"), competed and tested their skills in a series of games and challenges.[2] Each game had a different set of rules and difficulty rating.

The "celeb-to-be" was chosen out of hundreds of applicants, most being eliminated through challenges until a final challenge on the Friday Night Games set. Challenges included holding onto a balloon whilst riding "Wipeout", or holding a piece of paper above their head whilst riding on the Tower Of Terror, a roller coaster at Dreamworld, without ripping it.

During each Game there would be a referee (or ref for short) which the crowd booed at. At the grand final the ref was booed off stage and The ref Gave the crowd The Finger.However this was edited out.[citation needed]

Each episode was pre-recorded in front of a live audience at Dreamworld’s games arena and aired on Friday nights. The ultimate Friday Night Games Champion Team won a A$50,000 donation to the charity of their choice, courtesy of Supercheap Auto.


The winner of each episode is marked in Bold.

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1"Big Brother vs Australian Idol"17 February 2006 (2006-02-17)
2"Country Bumpkins vs City Slickers"24 February 2006 (2006-02-24)
3"AFL vs NRL"3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)
4"Stage vs Screen"10 March 2006 (2006-03-10)
5"Blondes vs Brunettes"17 March 2006 (2006-03-17)
6"Academics vs Athletes"24 March 2006 (2006-03-24)
7"Pre-Final #1 - Country Bumpkins vs Australian Idol"31 March 2006 (2006-03-31)
8"Pre-Final #2 - Stage vs NRL"7 April 2006 (2006-04-07)
9"Pre-Final #3 - Athletes vs Brunettes"14 April 2006 (2006-04-14)
10"Grand Final - Country Bumpkins vs Brunettes vs Stage"21 April 2006 (2006-04-21)

The Brunettes, consisting of Patrick Harvey, Craig Lowndes, team captain Ricki-Lee Coulter and Celeb-to-be Karyn, were the winners of the series. They chose to give the $50,000 to Beyond Blue.


  1. ^ Nicholson, Sarah (19 March 2006). "The best viewing for the young at heart". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 25 September 2021 – via Newsbank Australia.
  2. ^ Devlin, Rebekah (15 February 2006). "On with the games". The Advertiser. Retrieved 25 September 2021 – via Newsbank Australia.

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