Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family 2021 line up of celebrities, winner and results

Britain's Brightest Celebrity Family results and contestants - who won?

Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family is back for 2021 – here’s who’s on the show, who won and a recap of all the results


Quizzing titan Anne Hegerty (of The Chase fame) is back with her hit game show series, Britain’s Brightest Family.

In the new spin-off, famous faces and their families will be going head to head for the title and £25,000 for their chosen charity.

Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family started on Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 8:30PM on ITV and continued weekly on Thursdays for seven weeks.

As well as watching on TV, you’ll be able to watch online and catch up via the ITV Hub.

There will be four heats which will each see two celebrity families go head to head. The winners of the heats will then face off in two semi-finals before the top two families fight for the title.

Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family 2021 line up and results

Heat 1 – 8 April
Vanessa Feltz takes on Matthew Wright with both their families in tow. Result: Matthew Wright’s family went through to the semi-final.


Heat 2 – 15 April
Comedian Joe Pasquale takes on soap star Antony Cotton with their respective family members. Result: Joe Pasquale’s family went through to the semi-final.

Heat 3 – 22 April
Footballer Neil Ruddock and family come up against Olympian Colin Jackson and his clan. Result: Colin Jackon’s family made the semi-final.

Heat 4 – 29 April
A soap-star special as Craig Charles and his offspring take on Rita Simons and family. Result: Rita Simons’ family made the semi-final.

Semi-Final 1 – 6 May
In the first semi-final, Joe Pasquale and his family returned to take on Colin Jackson and his clan to make the final. Result: Joe Pasquale and family made the final.

Semi-Final 2 – 13 May
In the second semi-final, Matthew Wright and Rita Simons faced off with their families for a place in the final. Result: Matthew Wright’s team made the final.

Final – 20 May – Who won?
The top two families Matthew Wright and Joe Pasquale went head to head for the trophy – and cash prize for charity. Result: Matthew Wright and his family won!

The 2020 series saw Shaun Williamson and relatives win the series, donating the £25,000 prize to British Wireless For The Blind.

Shaun beat John Barnes and family in the final while other celebs who appeared on the show with their families were soap star Lucy Fallon, football legends John Barnes and Matt Le Tissier, reality star Scarlett Moffatt, Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard, Dr Ranj Singh and TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.


Rounds on the show include an Observation challenge with fun, cartoon images of Anne that put contestants’ memories to the test.

There’s also an Identify round where members of each team have to race against the clock to sort two piles of answers into correct categories – can the celebs and their relatives tell their cheeses from their Italian composers? Their birds from their Roald Dahl characters?

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