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Celebrity Tattletales
Celebrity Tattletales 1980
Seven Network (daily): 7 January 1980 – uncertain, possibly 7 April 1980
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Celebrity Tattletales was based on the American format Tattletales, where three celebrity couples competed to win money for their rooting sections. The show was axed after just three months on the air.


The game was played in two halves: in each half, ½ of the couples (all of the same sex) wore headphones and sat in an enclosed room on the left of the set, being viewed by television monitors while the other half sat behind the playing desk in front of the audience.

Each spouse in turn answered a multiple-choice question about their relationships. After all three spouse gave their answers, the isolated mates gave their own answers and if they matched, they won money for their rooting section. Each question had a pot of $60, with the money split between two or all three couples if they matched. If all three matched, they each scored $20; if two of the couples matched, they each scored $30; but if only one couple matched, that couple won the entire pot. If no couple made a match, the money was carried over into the next question. Six questions (three in each half) were asked with the roles reversed after the first round, and the final question was worth double ($120 to the only couple who matched, $60 for two couples, and $40 for all three).

All three "rooting sections" (one-third of the studio audience, divided into the colours of red, yellow and blue) divided the money their respective couples won for them. Each “rooting section” had a capacity for 12 people instead of 100 in the American version.



  • The series debuted with a 17 rating on each of its first two nights, but dropped to regularly getting ratings of around 7-8 afterward. Seven announced the show's cancellation in late March 1980.
  • Despite having cancelled the programme due to low ratings, Seven aired repeats throughout 1981, 1982, and 1984. Repeats also aired from June-August 1992.

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The full 7 January 1980 premiere (Steve & Sharon Holley/Lou & Edna Richards/Rocky & Millie Gattellari), from a 1992 airing: Part 1, Part 2
Clips of a 1980 episode (Sue & Joe/Di & Garry/Faye & Johnny)