The BEST episodes of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

Every episode of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit!

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit is based on the smash hit live Edinburgh show Go 8 Bit and hosted by comedian and gaming enthusiast Dara O Briain. Each week the show will see two celebrity guests compete to be crowned '8 Bit Champion'. The team captains are Steve McNeil, a self-confessed gaming geek, and Sam Pamphilon, a cynical amateur, who both devised and hosted the original Edinburgh show. Each week they guide their celebrity guest team-mate through five rounds of increasingly competitive gaming contests. Whether it be an arcade classic like Pac-Man, the latest blockbuster Grand Theft Auto or Fallout title, the most cutting-edge computer technology - or even larger-than-life game-inspired physical challenges, Dara and the show's resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson are on hand to adjudicate, commentate, and generally wind up the contestants. The studio audience decide the winner of each round.

Last Updated: 2/5/2023Network:Dave
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Jonathan Ross Vs. Suzi Ruffell
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8.38
8 votes

#1 - Jonathan Ross Vs. Suzi Ruffell

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/12/2018

Broadcaster Jonathan Ross and comedian Suzi Ruffell join host Dara O Briain, Games Expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games: Final Fight, Aladdin, Titan Fall 2, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and special endgame Do You Rally Want To Hurt Me?, in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Phil Wang Vs. Katherine Ryan
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8.17
12 votes

#2 - Phil Wang Vs. Katherine Ryan

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/9/2018

Host Dara O Briain returns alongside team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson to preside over celebrity computer gaming mayhem. With Phil Wang and Katherine Ryan.

Simon Gregson Vs. Jayde Adams
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8.00
10 votes

#3 - Simon Gregson Vs. Jayde Adams

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/16/2018

Host Dara O Briain returns alongside team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson to preside over celebrity computer gaming mayhem. With Simon Gregson and Jayde Adams.

John Thomson Vs. Natalie Cassidy
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7.91
11 votes

#4 - John Thomson Vs. Natalie Cassidy

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/26/2018

Actors John Thomson and Natalie Cassidy join host Dara O Briain, Games Expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games: Rampage, Wolfenstein 3D, Sonic The Hedgehog, B.U.T.T.O.N and special endgame Neigh, Neigh, There's No Limits in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Kevin Bridges Vs. Natasia Demetriou
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7.90
10 votes

#5 - Kevin Bridges Vs. Natasia Demetriou

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/2/2018

Host Dara O Briain returns alongside team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson to preside over celebrity computer gaming mayhem. With Kevin Bridges and Natasia Demetriou.

Edith Bowman vs Elis James
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7.84
19 votes

#6 - Edith Bowman vs Elis James

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/3/2017

Edith Bowman and Elis James join Dara to try out Mega Man 2, Snowboard Party and Street Fighter V.

Dev Vs. Susan Calman
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7.80
10 votes

#7 - Dev Vs. Susan Calman

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/5/2018

Broadcaster Dev and comedian Susan Calman join host Dara O Briain, Games Expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games: Minecraft, Ark: Survival Evolved, Batman Arkham Asylum, Balloon Chair Death Match VR and special endgame If You Liked It, You Should've Put A Rubber Ring On It, in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Russell Howard vs Rachel Riley
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7.75
53 votes

#8 - Russell Howard vs Rachel Riley

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/2016

Comedian Russell Howard and Countdown's Rachel Riley join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games; Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Sensible Soccer, Temple Run, Nidhogg and a special endgame in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Directors: Steve Smith
Gregg Wallace Vs. Jodie Kidd
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7.75
12 votes

#9 - Gregg Wallace Vs. Jodie Kidd

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/12/2018

Broadcasters Gregg Wallace and Jodie Kidd pick up the joystick to play five video games: Spy Hunter, Total War: Rome II, Battlefield 1, Push Me Pull You and special endgame Dara's Buttery Spuds in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Vernon Kay vs Bec Hill
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7.67
21 votes

#10 - Vernon Kay vs Bec Hill

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/12/2017

Vernon Kay and Bec Hill show they are 'game' for a laugh as they do battle on Tapper, Call of Duty and What the Box.

Russell Kane vs Lolly Adefope
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7.67
21 votes

#11 - Russell Kane vs Lolly Adefope

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/26/2017

Russell Kane and Lolly Adefope play classics like Ghosts 'n Goblins and Lemmings, as well as the intriguingly titled Get Your Baps Out.

Dave Gorman vs Josie Long
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7.61
38 votes

#12 - Dave Gorman vs Josie Long

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/3/2016

Comedians Dave Gorman and Josie Long join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games and a special endgame in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Directors: Steve Smith
Anna Richardson Vs. Nish Kumar
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7.60
10 votes

#13 - Anna Richardson Vs. Nish Kumar

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/19/2018

Broadcaster Anna Richardson and comedian Nish Kumar join host Dara O Briain, Games Expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games: Virtua Fighter, Alien: Isolation, Worms Armageddon, Shovel Knight and special endgame Space Invadaras in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Sara Cox vs Daniel Sloss
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7.58
19 votes

#14 - Sara Cox vs Daniel Sloss

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/29/2017

Dara O Briain's hugely entertaining gaming show. The match of the day sees Sara Cox and Daniel Sloss lock horns on FIFA '17. The pair also duel on Wipeout and Crossy Road.

Liza Tarbuck vs Jamali Maddix
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7.53
17 votes

#15 - Liza Tarbuck vs Jamali Maddix

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/10/2017

Dara O Briain partners celebs with computers for a hilarious gaming spectacular. Liza Tarbuck and Jamali Maddix do battle on titles such as Crash Bandicoot and Far Cry 3.

Ore Oduba vs Kerry Howard
star
7.53
17 votes

#16 - Ore Oduba vs Kerry Howard

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/17/2017

Ore Oduba and Kerry Howard are game for a laugh on Dara's consoles-meets-comedy panel show. The pair do battle on Tony Hawk, Tomb Raider and X-Men vs Street Fighter.

Marcus Brigstocke vs Gina Yashere
star
7.52
48 votes

#17 - Marcus Brigstocke vs Gina Yashere

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2016

Comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Gina Yashere join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games; Sonic 2, Portal 2, Snake, Little Big Planet and special endgame Boom! Shake the Rooms in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions

Directors: Steve Smith
Susan Calman vs David James
star
7.50
76 votes

#18 - Susan Calman vs David James

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/2016

Comedian Susan Calman and England goalkeeper David James join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games; Tetris, Chuckie Egg, Tekken, Star Wars Battlefront and special endgame Bust-A-Moob in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Directors: Steve Smith
Bob Mortimer vs Holly Walsh
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7.49
49 votes

#19 - Bob Mortimer vs Holly Walsh

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/2016

Comedians Bob Mortimer and Holly Walsh join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Directors: Steve Smith
Jason Manford vs Ed Byrne
star
7.47
32 votes

#20 - Jason Manford vs Ed Byrne

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/10/2016

Comedians Jason Manford and Ed Byrne join host Dara O Briain, games expert Ellie Gibson and team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon to play five video games; Asteroids, FIFA '16, Big Buck Hunter, Trials Fusion and a special endgame in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Directors: Steve Smith
Josh Widdicombe Vs. Maggie Aderin-Pocock
star
7.46
13 votes

#21 - Josh Widdicombe Vs. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/19/2018

Josh Widdicombe and scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock join the regulars to play five video games: Defender, Love You To Bits, Football Manager 2017, Battlezone VR and special endgame Cock Oh Van in a bid to become this week's Go 8 Bit Champions.

Matt Forde Vs. Jessica Knappett
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7.45
11 votes

#22 - Matt Forde Vs. Jessica Knappett

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/26/2018

Dara O Briain returns alongside team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson. Tonight, Matt Forde and Jessica Knappett.

Richard Osman vs Sara Pascoe
star
7.41
29 votes

#23 - Richard Osman vs Sara Pascoe

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/15/2017

Richard Osman and Sara Pascoe reveal themselves to be either gifted gamers or sore losers as Dara O Briain's hit show returns. The pair dual on Galaga and Micro Machines.

Directors: Steve Smith
Robert Webb vs Gemma Cairney
star
7.41
22 votes

#24 - Robert Webb vs Gemma Cairney

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/19/2017

Peep Show's Robert Webb and DJ Gemma Cairney are the guest gamers on Dara's superb consoles-meets-comedy show. The pair clash on 1942, Jetpac, Angry Birds and Overcooked.

Ellie Taylor vs Jon Richardson
star
7.30
20 votes

#25 - Ellie Taylor vs Jon Richardson

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/5/2017

Comedians Ellie Taylor and Jon Richardson square off on retro classics like Crash Team Racing and Aztec Challenge.

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