The BEST Episodes of Balls of Steel

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Mark Dolan introduces a host of brand new comedic talent and challenges them to attempt a multitude of daring and sometimes dangerous tasks to determine who truly has balls of steel..

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Episode 2

#1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 26, 2005

In the second episode we see: "The Annoying Devil" annoying motorists in a variety of ways. "The Militant Black Guy" gets upset when he visits a gardening centre, a wine cellar and a DVD rental store. "Alex Zane's Cleverness Game" annoys various specialists by claiming they're wrong when in fact they're right. "The Big Gay Outing" asks a few random members of the public if they "Fancy a bum?". He then goes on to do the same to a cab driver and a window cleaner. "The Man Tester" picks up a guy in a bar, chats him up and then pretends to be disabled to see if he'll stay or go. Randy Campbell attempts another studio stunt.

star 9.30
73 votes
Directors: Dave Skinner
Writers: Mark Dolan, Neill Southgate, Rob Colley, Stewart Williams
Episode 3

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2005

Olivia Lee annoys more celebrities. Using a dildo microphone she interviews; Ozzy Osbourne, Cheryl Tweedy, Rachel Stevens, Charlotte Church, Mario Van Peebles, Ross Kemp, Michelle Bass, Carol Vorderman and John Leslie. "Neg's Urban Sports: Urban Sprinting". Neg pretends to shop-lift from stores by planting a security tag on himself, forcing security guards to chase him. "The Annoying Devil" decides to annoy shoppers in a variety of ways, including giving away free umbrellas with insults stuck to them. "The Bunny Boiler" annoys a happy couple on the beach, by flirting with the guy whilst his girlfriend is there. "The Worlds Worst: Barman" annoys people by driving a London cab... badly. "The Pain Men" investigate dangers of the office by slamming their hands into a filing cabinet drawer, pinging elastic bands back on their foreheads and stapling their tongues to a filing cabinet.

star 9.08
71 votes
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 19, 2005

In the first episode we see: "The Alex Zane Buzzin' Game" where players are annoyed by a faulty buzzer. "The Annoying Devil" annoying people whilst they're going to or are at work. Involving lots of crazy antics with pooh. "Neg's Urban Sports: Big Stranger Rodeo". Neg jumps on the back of complete strangers and tries to hold on for as long as possible. "The Pain Men" hurt themselves with various DIY tools including a heat gun, a professional sander, and a hammer and nail into the hand. Olivia Lee uses her electrified autograph pen to shock Mischa Barton, Matt Dillon and Nick Park. She then uses her silly microphone cards on; Dennis Hopper, Charlotte Rampling and Jenny McCarthy. Danny Glover, John Leguizamo and Parison Hilton are then interviewed with a dildo microphone. Randy Campbell "Stunt Man" then plans to do a stage stunt.

star 9.04
69 votes
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 2008

Scummy Mummy has a little accident when her waters break over a shoe shop assistant, and the Bunny Boiler returns, this time in the guise of a sexy masseuse giving handsome guys the treatment in front of their girlfriends. Meanwhile, the Knob Jockey mounts some unsuspecting members of the public...

star 8.67
6 votes
Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 16, 2007

Mr Inappropriate tries his hand at door-to-door double glazing sales - at 4:00am - and The Annoying Devil channels all his energy into making one man's life a living hell.

star 8.40
5 votes
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 21, 2008

Alex Zane's Couples Game exposes intimate truths from gullible young lovebirds, while an uninvited and unwelcome Neg cheerfully joins in with some sporting events...

star 8.25
8 votes
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 11, 2008

Alex Zane goes stateside to inflict his evil game shows on some unsuspecting Americans, and Olivia Lee takes on an A-list celebrity at an LA press conference. Elsewhere, Mr Inappropriate gets in trouble when he buys some cat litter and then uses it in the pet shop, and The Pain Men play a game of conkers using a rather sensitive part of their anatomy.

star 8.25
4 votes
Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 28, 2008

The Annoying Devil goes to France to annoy the French. Elsewhere, The Pain Men demonstrate the terrible dangers of the building site, and Mr Inappropriate takes a job as a driving instructor, but terrifies his first client when he takes him dogging.

star 8.17
6 votes
Episode 6

#9 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 23, 2007

Alex Zane transforms the Cheeky Girls into intellectual heavyweights as he embarrasses three genuine brainboxes in his 'Famed Brain Game', and the Pain Men go back to school to receive the cane and get the mother of all wedgies.

star 8.14
7 votes
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2007

Big Gay Following stalks the celebrity red carpets with his familiar catchphrase, with surprising results, and the Bunny Boiler lures innocent couples into a tarot card reading.

star 8.00
6 votes
Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 18, 2008

Militant Black Guy questions the validity of dreaming of a white Christmas. Elsewhere, Mr Inappropriate hits the London party scene and embarrasses a number of celebrities and Scummy Mummy tries to get a tattoo for her newborn baby.

star 7.75
4 votes
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 9, 2007

The Annoying Devil meets Tyneside's favourite son, Alan Shearer, and Neg leaps on the backs of unsuspecting European tourists for his legendary 'Big Stranger Rodeo'. Elsewhere, Alex Zane introduces sex toys in his latest evil game show, and the Bunny Boiler tries to give other girls' boyfriends the kiss of life.

star 7.67
6 votes
Episode 3

#13 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 2, 2007

Neg tries his hand at his new urban sport of human skittles. Olivia Lee causes a stir in Hollywood as she interviews a selection of A-listers with her dildo microphone. The Militant Black Guy is out and about, and The Big Gay Following asks a selection of handymen to his home.

star 7.60
5 votes
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 23, 2005

An inappropriate Olivia Lee interviews celebrities at a charity football match, the Bunny Boiler gets up to her usual tricks over coffee, and Big Gay Following propositions anyone who crosses his path.

star 7.56
9 votes
Episode 6

#15 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 25, 2008

The Annoying Devil stays at home for the day and spends his time winding up delivery men. The Bunny Boiler tries her hand at teaching erotic pottery to couples, and Big Gay Following finds employment as a secuirty guard. There will be pat-downs.

star 7.20
5 votes
Episode 1

#16 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2007

Neg tries out a new urban sport called Burger Bowling, and Olivia Lee jets off to LA where she interviews J-Lo, Pierce Brosnan and Hightower from Police Academy. And there's a welcome return of The Pain Men, who this week demonstrate some of the dangers of being in the local pub.

star 7.14
7 votes
Episode 5

#17 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 2005

In this episode: "The Annoying Devil" decides to target people who are relaxing. "The Bunny Boiler" flirts with a guy who is with his girlfriend in the park. Needless to say his girlfriend gets very aggressive. "The Pain Men" show us what dangers lurk in the kitchen by slamming their heads in a fridge door, catching their tongues in an electric whisk and ramming freshly cut onions into their eyes. "Alex Zane's Sex Contract Game" is similar to "Blind Date" in which 3 guys are asked questions by an attractive woman, and she eventually picks one. The difference is that the guys are contractually obligated to have sex that evening... but who with? "Neg's Urban Sports: Make Them Move" shows us Neg attempting to make members of the public move from various places, such as park benches and bus stops, but without touching them. "The Worlds Worst: Barman" arrives, annoying customers in a bar.

star 7.00
9 votes
Episode 4

#18 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2005

In this episode we see: "The Alex Zane Lying Game" - where Alex Zane creates a "lie detector" out of an air-conditioning unit, forcing a member of the public to admit to more than he probably should. "The Militant Black Guy" goes to zoo, a travel agents and a butchers. "The Naked Man" visits the Lake District, surprising the local ramblers. Olivia Lee is back with her water pistol microphone. Her latest victims are: Julian Fellowes, Leilani, Pete Doherty, Darius, Sharon Osbourne and Tom Cruise. "The Man Tester" decides to pick up a guy in a bar and entice him into a bizarre sexual situation. Will he stay or will he go? Randy Campbell is back for the final time to do a stunt in the studio.

star 6.67
9 votes
Episode 7

#19 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 30, 2005

The Annoying Devil gets his message across in a very public way and Olivia Lee gets her own message across to Big Ron Atkinson at a charity golf tournament.

star 6.56
9 votes