Bo' Selecta!

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Every episode of Bo' Selecta! ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bo' Selecta!!

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

Last Updated: 8/14/2022Network: Channel 4
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Avid Loves... Davina
star
8.50
18 votes

#1 - Avid Loves... Davina

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/6/2002

Avid Merrion gives a tour around his studio flat, where his dead mother, Angelika, is in a wardrobe and Craig Phillips is chained up in a cupboard. Michael Jackson introduces his family. The Bear interviews Liberty X in his treehouse on Hampstead Heath. Mel B advertises her new book. Craig David provides an insight into 7 days of his life. David Blaine performs street magic for some lucky shoppers. Avid harasses Jade Goody in the street, then interviews Davina McCall.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 8
star
8.25
4 votes

#2 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Ho Ho Ho Selecta!
star
8.00
1 votes

#3 - Ho Ho Ho Selecta!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/23/2003

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.

Episode 6
star
8.00
2 votes

#4 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/23/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 7
star
8.00
2 votes

#5 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/30/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 8
star
8.00
1 votes

#6 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/6/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 9
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/13/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Adventures in Bearby Sitting
star
8.00
2 votes

#8 - Adventures in Bearby Sitting

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/15/2005

Now settled into his new environment and role as a sitcom star, The Bear learns to share his screen time with other actors.

The Son of Bear-elzebub
star
8.00
2 votes

#9 - The Son of Bear-elzebub

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/22/2005

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.

Blame It On The Bearboy
star
8.00
1 votes

#10 - Blame It On The Bearboy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/5/2005

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

Two Weddings, A Bear and No Funeral
star
8.00
1 votes

#11 - Two Weddings, A Bear and No Funeral

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2005

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.

Episode 6
star
8.00
1 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/17/2006

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.

Avid Surprises... Penny
star
7.82
11 votes

#13 - Avid Surprises... Penny

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2002

Britney Spears tells us what she does on her day off. Enrique Iglesias berates Gareth Gates for his drunken behaviour. The Bear interviews Tess Daly. Michael Jackson and his assistant Bubbles (Caroline Flack) compete in blind boxing. Elton John learns to use the internet. Craig David takes on the world of medieval jousting. David Blaine helps a woman overcome her fear of chickens. Avid surprises Penny Smith in her dressing room on the set of GMTV.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 1
star
7.80
5 votes

#14 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/18/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 1
star
7.75
8 votes

#15 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 4
star
7.67
3 votes

#16 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/27/2003

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'.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 5
star
7.67
3 votes

#17 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/4/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 6
star
7.67
3 votes

#18 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/11/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 7
star
7.67
3 votes

#19 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/18/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 2
star
7.60
5 votes

#20 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/13/2003

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Craig David's Homecoming
star
7.57
7 votes

#21 - Craig David's Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/11/2002

David Blaine tries to stay in a suspended ice block for a week; while Craig David comes home to Leeds and introduces his friends and family.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 2
star
7.33
3 votes

#22 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/25/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 3
star
7.33
3 votes

#23 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/2/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Episode 4
star
7.33
3 votes

#24 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/9/2004

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.

Directors: Ben Palmer
Michael Jackson's Family Tree
star
7.25
8 votes

#25 - Michael Jackson's Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2002

Michael Jackson introduces Janet Jackson for the first time; he tells The Osbournes to tone down their swearing. The Bear interviews Christine Hamilton. Avid's odd neighbour Ozzey discovers that he is keeping Craig Phillips hostage. Avid tries to meet Geri Halliwell at a book signing but is ejected but security guards. Craig David wants to break America, but mistakenly flies to Majorca instead. Avid meets Keith Duffy in a pub. David Blaine performs a trick in the street. Will Young is interviewed by a computer for Celebrity Test.

Directors: Ben Palmer

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