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The Krypton Factor (ITV, 1977 – 1995, 2009, 2010)

The Krypton factor was a British game show in which contestants from the UK and Ireland competed in a series of rounds to test their physical stamina and mental attributes. The title of the game show comes from a reference to Superman’s home planet of Krypton, suggesting that contestants needed superhuman powers to compete the challenges the show set up for them. There were four contestants each show: a red, green, yellow and blue contestant. The points the contestants earned were not referred to as their score, but their Krypton factor.

The Krypton Factor began on September 7, 1977 to November 20, 1995. It was hosted by Gordon Burns. The Krypton Factor was revived in 2009 and 2010 and hosted by Ben Shepherd. The 1987 series won a Premio Ondas (a prestigious Spanish Television Award for Entertainment).

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