The BEST Episodes of Bo' Selecta!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Written and created by Leigh Francis, the programme involves lampooning celebrity culture, featuring Francis himself in a series of surreal, often crude, celebrity imitations using rubber masks. Notable personalities spoofed in the series included Michael Jackson, Melanie Brown, David Blaine, Kelly Osbourne, Elton John and Craig David

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Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2003

To avoid confusion, be prepared to see two Craig Davids, and another Craig (from Big Brother), and another David (from Fame Academy). Richard explains how Judy's best assets first burst into his life. Judy keeps quiet because she'll only make a fool of herself.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 1

#2 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2002

Avid Merrion provides a guided tour of his flat before introductions from the legendary Michael Jackson and a talking mole. The Bear interviews Liberty X in his treehouse, Avid stalks Jade Goody, Craig David goes through his weekly motions and Davina McCall shows up for a bit of a sing-song.

star 8.59
17 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2002

Britney Spears takes a day off, the Bear probes Tess Daly, and Elton John tells us why he likes using the internet. Craig David sacrifices a day of making love (so that could be a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday) to improve his medieval jousting skills, and David Blaine helps a woman overcome her fear of chickens.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2003

Competition winner Avid gets to meet his heroes Westlife. And then he gets to meet Keane. Meanwhile, Trisha is out and about, helping a motorist in distress to feel 'a lickle bit betta'.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 4, 2003

The Bear makes chat with Edith Bowman on Hamster Heath. Back in the centre of town, Avid eagerly attends the movie premiere of Charlie's Angels. This show also features Take That's Mark Owen and actor Sean Pertwee.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 11, 2003

Vernon Kay joins the Bear in his treehouse, and some fool has let Avid behind the scenes at Party in the Park. When Avid challenges Meat Loaf to vocal showdown, he gets more than he bargained for - climaxing in an operatic bidding-war for Kylie's underwear.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 7

#7 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 18, 2003

Mel B gives a guided tour of her swanky crib, and Michael Jackass scatters Barry White's ashes, which looks like it may take a while. The Bear visits presenters Davina and Dermot in the Big Brother studio, and Chris Moyles has the dubious honour of meeting a big fan, Avid Merrion.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Ho Ho Ho Selecta!

#8 - Ho Ho Ho Selecta!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 23, 2003

Ho Ho Ho Selecta! is stuffed full of all the usual favourites. Craig David visits Santa, Michael Jackson and Mel B take up carol singing, and Elton John provides the Queen's Speech. Also includes a seasonal gathering of genuine celebrity guests to join in the fun. A proper bo selection box.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 18, 2004

See Patsy Kensit (it's really her!) and Mel B (er... not quite so sure) in The Odd Couple. The very odd couple, if truth be told. Baby Spice meets Avid, Paul McKenna meets the Bear and Craig David has one last crack at breaking America.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2004

Michael Jackson instigates a prison-roof protest in 'Doin' Porridge', and Mel B irritates Patsy in the bathroom. Meanwhile, Avid catches up with Peter Andre on the set of his new talk show.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: James De Frond, Leigh Francis
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 2, 2004

Celebrity stalker Avid Merrion plays chat-show host to Patsy Kensit and Jack Osbourne. But there's trouble backstage with the Bear, and with agent to the stars, Keith Lemon, who looks remarkably familiar.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2004

Avid Merrion harrasses June Sarpong, plus more backstage antics from the Bear, on This Morning. Craig David is having some trouble with his PR manager.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 16, 2004

Chat-show Avid interviews Sean Pertwee, the Bear goes camping with Lisa Stansfield. There's lovely music when Nadine finishes things off by singing No Limits.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: James De Frond, Leigh Francis
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 23, 2004

A touch of Hollywood glitz as rehearsals get under way for 'Bear: The Movie' with co-star Jonathan Ross. It's recreation time with Michael Jackson in the prison yard, and Avid joins Coronation Street ladies Suranne Jones and Samia Ghadie on set.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 7

#15 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 30, 2004

Craig David throws a party to launch his new single, Soda Pop, and The Odd Couple work-out to an exercise video. There's a chance for Avid to discuss Kelly with her parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. There's also a chance that Nadine's rendition of Waterloo will be quite painful to listen to.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2004

Myleene Klass, Vernon Kay, Dermot O'Leary... Craig Phillips. This week's guest list is as impressive as ever, although Avid is still crazy, and his backstage accomplice is still a toy bear.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 9

#17 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 13, 2004

For the final episode, there's a new host! Well, it's the Bear, so not all that new, but he does start a new band with Steven and Charlie from Busted. Craig David is checking out a haunted house with Derek Acorah, and the usually demure Kat is shooting her mouth in Eastendings.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2005

Things between The Bear and Richard start to go down-hill, so in an attempt to repair their relationship, they attend a father and son counselling session.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 5

#19 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2005

After overhearing a conversation between The Bear and Stephen the Squirrel, Richard learns that Helena is not really pregnant.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 6

#20 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2005

While Helena and Richard celebrate their last night of freedom, Bear is sent to stay with cousin Kelly Osbourne. Helena and Richard get married at the same time as Dave and Sue. As the wedding takes place, even Bear can't hide his joy and makes up with sister Lilian after treating her like a supporting actress.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 6

#21 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2006

In this final episode from the US-of-A, Mr and Mrs Merrion reflect on the their time together in Hollywood. Craig David and Holly Valance reach the climax of their holiday romance, and there's an update on Pete Doherty's addictive personality from Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 6, 2003

Jordan goes off on one about how Mel B went off on one about Girls Aloud saying they were the new Spice Girls. Craig David gets excited by his shiny new tour bus, Ant and Dec are given a mystery task and Avid meets Rod Stewart at celebrity soccer.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 2

#23 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 13, 2003

David Beckham talks Disney, and Craig David meets Michael Jackass and Martin Bashir in a hotel hallway. The punters at a market are treated to a live look at the Ricky Gervais disco dance, and the viewers of GMTV are treated to Lorraine's meeting with Dale Winton. Celebrity enthusiast Avid Merrion corners Myleene Klass at the FHM awards, and finds Russian pop girls Tatu at HMV.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 6

#24 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 11, 2002

Mel B shows us her tiger, and Enrique's mole dishes the dirt on Will Young's make-up artist and Snoop Dogg's appearance in the Muppets. Kate Thornton joins the Bear, Michael Jackson cooks a meal for his girlfriend and David Blaine commences a chilling new challenge. Up in Leeds, Craig David visits his family and friends. Gareth Gates takes the Celebrity Test.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman
Episode 3

#25 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 20, 2003

Avid gets arrested for stalking Vanessa Feltz, and Kerry McFadden joins the Bear in his house on Hamster Heath to talk family. Tranny and Suzannah discuss the latest fashion trends, and Kelly tells us about her fashionable new trainers - oh, she's pals with Pink and Avril by the way. Anouska from Big Brother chats to Davina about her time in Oz.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Ben Palmer
Writers: Leigh Francis, Spencer Millman