Random Rewind: Big Heads, ITV

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Big Heads

2017, ITV


Big Heads was an ITV entertainment series produced by Primal Media and hosted by Jason Manford.



Each episode saw a group of contestants dressed as celebrities or public figures. The twist, they were wearing oversized heads which were based on the Spitting Image puppets.


Whilst dressed in their costumes, the contestants were required to complete a series of challenge. One contestant would be eliminated after each game, until a winner is declared at the end of the show.




'Big Head' characters shown in the series included Donald Trump. Theresa May, David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Victoria Beckham, Simon Cowell, Prince Charles and Adele.



The series was won by Nathan, who competed dressed as The Voice UK coach Will I Am.


Big Heads struggled in the ratings, opening with 2.8m viewers on Sunday night. This declined to 1.8m by the end of the series six weeks later.


ITV later confirmed the show would not be returning for a second series.