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Guinness World Records Smashed

Guinness World Records Smashed is a British television show for Sky1, that features record attempts, celebrity guests and death-defying stunts.[1] A one-off pilot episode was transmitted on 23 November 2008, and a full 10-part series was broadcast on Sky1 from 19 April to 21 June 2009. The show was produced by British independent production company, Outline Productions with Guinness World Records.

Guinness World Records Smashed
GenreFamily Entertainment
Presented byBen Shephard and Fearne Cotton (Pilot)
Steve Jones and Konnie Huq (Series)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes12 (inc. 1 pilot)
Executive producer(s)Laura Mansfield
Producer(s)Marc Bassett
Tom Richardson
Debbie Nugent
Running time60 mins (inc. adverts)
Original networkSky1
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original release23 November 2008 (2008-11-23) –
22 December 2009 (2009-12-22)
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The pilot show was recorded in October 2008 at Teddington Studios and around London and invited people to partake in the filming to attempt to break existing world records.[2]

On the back of the November 2008 one-off programme, Sky1 ordered a 10-part series. The studio format invited members of the public to try to set new world records in everything from leaping through burning hoops to somersaulting over cars. Celebrity guests, the audience, and the presenters also got involved with the record-breaking attempts.[3] The series started airing on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on Sunday 19 April 2009.[4] Filmed from February 2009, the studio show has been filmed at Pinewood Studios.[5]


Fearne Cotton and Ben Shephard presented the pilot of the show which was transmitted in Winter 2008. Both Cotton and Shephard signed on to take part in some of the record attempts, with Shephard performing a record-breaking reverse bungee jump.[6]

Konnie Huq and Steve Jones presented the series which first aired on 19 April 2009.[7]

The record attempts were commentated on by Peter Dickson.

Official adjudicatorEdit

Marco Frigatti is the Director of the global records management team for Guinness World Records and the chief adjudicator on the show.[8]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived 7 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Sky 1 hands Guinness World Records show an 11-part run | News | Broadcast". 4 February 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ [3] Archived 3 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "News | Pinewood — Film studio facilities & services". Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Fearne Cotton makes a big leap | The Sun |Showbiz|TV". The Sun. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Sky 1 HD". Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Sky 1 HD". Retrieved 20 March 2014.