Fun House beats Knightmare to be named best ever classic CITV show

The real wacky show where anything will go and the Virtual Reality fantasy adventure were way out in front in our poll of the best nostalgic shows from Children's ITV

Do you harbour fond memories of the Skelter Belter, Beat the Bully and the Fun Kart Grand Prix? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that Fun House, the 90s children’s show that featured these and numerous other wacky games, has topped our poll of the best ever classic CITV series.


The gunge-fuelled gameshow, hosted by Pat Sharp and his bleached blonde mullet, took 38% of the vote in our poll, followed closely by fantasy adventure game Knightmare, remembered for its gloriously dodgy video effects. Both were way ahead of the rest of the competition (the next highest scoring show was Dangermouse with less than 3%).

“We can’t believe we won!!!” Pat told “It’s fantastic news that adults still love what we did for more than a decade when they were kids.”

Pat presented the show between 1989 and 1999, alongside twin cheerleaders Melanie and Martina Grant, but viewers have seen him more recently on a 2010 episode of Celebrity Come Dine with Me and the 2011 series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!


Currently a radio DJ, Pat has never let the Fun go out of his life and also operates a nice sideline in nostalgic Fun House T-shirts. Fans keen to celebrate the show’s win – and “Re-run the Fun!” – can get their hands on one via Pat’s website or direct from Truffle Shuffle.