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17 times Never Mind the Buzzcocks was just perfect

We’ll miss it :(

TODAY CAME THE sad news that after 18 years the iconic BBC pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been axed.

It has given us some beautiful TV moments through the years. Observe:

1. When Preston stormed off the stage in a huff

preston Source: Youtube


2. To be replaced by an audience member who looked kind of like him

preston2 Source: Youtube

3. When the guy from Fun Lovin’ Criminals lost it

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Huey smashed a mug for no reason and everyone was bemused/scared.

4. When Jedward showed up and were absolute dotes

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5. Ditto Terry Wogan’s hosting appearance

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<3 you Terry.

6. When Mel C left Simon Amstell speechless

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Which rarely happened.

7. Every time Dappy was on

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8. When Simon absolutely tore Donny Tourette to shreds

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9. Those ten seasons where Bill Bailey ruled all

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10. When nobody could tell how many Mobies there were

Source: KinoMijka/YouTube

Thanks to guest host Adam Buxton for an inspired contribution.

11. That time David O’Doherty made this valid point

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12. When host Mark Lamarr was in the identity parade

marklamarr Source: Youtube

Just to save money on extras, and because we were going to make the jokes anyway.

13. Noel Fielding’s ability to perfectly rip on any guest

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14. Any time Amy Winehouse was on

Amy on Nevermind the Buzzcocks Source: between-the-cheats

She always nailed it :(

15. When Josh Groban hosted and everyone fell in love with him

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16. That time Jamelia was scared to ask Simon a question

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17. When Blue’s Antony Costa was slagged so hard that he just gave up answering


Poor Antony. Still, he probably knew what he was in for when he went on.

We’ll miss you, Buzzcocks.

Thanks to the dedicated and comprehensive NMTB Tumblr for some of the above

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David Elkin

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