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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Soap Stars in Other Places: B&B Stars on Aussie Family Feud

As part of the 30th anniversary celebration of "The Bold and the Beautiful" most of the cast whom were filming in Australia appeared on their version of Family Feud. Below is an embedded video, some spoilers about the appearance, and other general information.

The below video is from the official Australian Family Feud YouTube page and can be viewed internationally. Unlike the normal version of Aussie Family Feud, five people made up the team instead of their standard four. (If you look at the podiums you see there is only space for four contestants on each side.) Grant Denyer hosts this version of the feud. The video is under 45 minutes long as they omitted commercials.

The cast of B&B was broken up in two teams guys versus gals aka bold versus beautiful, but in my opinion obviously anyone can be bold, beautiful or both regardless of gender. John McCook (Eric) led the men's team playing for Youth Off the Streets: then it was Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Pierson Fode (Thomas), Scott Clifton (Liam), and Don Diamont (Bill). Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) led the women's team playing for Big Brothers Big Sisters: then it was Heather Tom (Katie), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), and Rena Sofer (Quinn).

The show was a bit of funny fluff. They were very competitive with one another and Grant made the comment about how usually people weren't this into winning the game. The men played a few rounds of the game. There was one soap opera related question about when are flashbacks shown, but otherwise it was generic questions. Due to the show being 45 minutes, they had time to talk to the actors, and show still photos. For example they film eight shows a week Tuesday through Friday, and over the years KKL has learned about 300,000 pages of dialogue.

This version of the show didn't have sudden death, even though neither team reached 300 points. The ladies who won everything except the last question ended up with more points, so they were declared the winners.

The winning team got a guaranteed 20,000 for charity and played for an additional 10,000, and the losing team got 10,000. Heather played first, and KKL answered second. Thankfully they had enough points between them to get the additional money as they both struggled with some answers.

Years ago, when CBS aired "Family Feud" in the daytime, the casts of their shows would appear regularly as guests. This felt like a throwback to that time. I appreciate that the Australian broadcaster Channel 10 decided to share this video worldwide so everyone can enjoy this treat.

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