2003 Results

Below is the full list of categories, winners and top 5 nominees for the 2003 TV Fugly Awards. These results were gathered from 25,722 of Australia’s most dedicated television viewers who took the opportunity to have their opinion heard during the 22 day voting period. The lucky winners of a TV Fugly Award can remember the honour of being part of Australian television history with a 100% genuine paper certificate printed on our office bubble jet.

Worst TV Show
It seems that Australian viewers might be a little tired of home/garden renovation shows. Channel Seven’s Ground Force was awarded the dishonorable achievement of being the Worst TV Show in the last 12 months.

23% Groundforce (7)
19% Meet my Folks (7)
18% Comedy Inc (9)
10% Home and Away (7)
9% Big Brother (10)

Please Note: 21% of votes for this category were spread across another 60 television shows.

Worst Male TV Personality
Considering he didn’t feature in the top fifty nominees of last year’s event, Steve Liebman was shock winner of the certificate for Worst Male TV Personality. Our reasoning is that the our voters disliked him fronting the government’s recent anti-terrorism advertising campaign.

21% Steve Liebman (Today Show, 9)
18% Eddie Maguire (Footy Show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, 9)
13% Ray Martin (A Current Affair, 9)
12% Richard Wilkins (Today Show, 9)
5% Mike Monroe (This is your Life, 9)

Please Note: 31% of votes for this category were spread across another 84 male television personalities.

Worst Female TV Personality
Back on the little box in a show originally developed by Channel Nine for Bert Newton, Kerri-Anne Kennerly won the gong for being Australia’s Worst Female TV Personality in 2003.

17% Kerri-Anne Kennerly (Mornings With Kerri-Anne, 9)
12% Noni Hazelhurst
11% Gretel Killeen (Big Brother, 10)
8% Jeanie Little (Beauty and the Beast, Foxtel)
6% Deborah Hutton (Location, Location, 9)

Please Note: 46% of votes for this category were spread across another 103 female television personalities.

Most Biased Sporting Commentator
Collingwood Football Club President and Channel Nine AFL Commentator Eddie Maguire clearly edged out last year’s Most Biased Sporting Commentator Phil Gould for the 2003 award.

43% Eddie Maguire (AFL Commentator, 9)
13% Phil Gould (NRL Commentator, 9)
11% Mark Taylor (Cricket Commentator, 9)
6% Gordon Bray (Rugby Commentator, 7)
4% Peter Sterling (NRL Commentator, 9)

Please Note: 23% of votes for this category were spread across another 22 sporting commentators.

Worst Sporting Coverage
Female voters and sports fans in general were obviously dissatisfied with the ABC’s coverage of Netball.

20% Netball (ABC)
16% NSL Soccer (7)
15% NBL Basketball (Foxtel)
11% AFL (9/10)
10% Super 12 Rugby (7)

Please Note: 28% of votes for this category were spread across another 23 sports.

Spunkiest Male TV Personality
Ex-pat Aussie Simon Baker edged out last year’s winner Jamie Durie to be crowned Australia’s Spunkiest Male TV Personality for 2003.

31% Simon Baker (The Guardian, 10)
22% Jamie Durie (Backyard Blitz , 9)
13% Blair McDonough (Neighbours, 10)
10% Samuel Johnson (Secret Life of Us, 10)
6% Wil Anderson (Glass House, ABC)

Please Note: 18% of votes for this category were spread across another 89 male television personalities.

Most Spankable Female TV Personality
In the category that really sums up the entire spirit of the Annual TV Fugly Awards, the new host of Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Toni Pearen has been bestowed with the honour of being Australia’s Most Spankable Female TV Personality.

27% Toni Pearen (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show, 9)
23% Sami Lukis (Today Show, 9)
14% Holly Valance (Neighbours, 10)
14% Natalie Gruzlewski (NRL Footy Show, 9)
6% Charli Robinson (Hi-5, 9)

Please Note: 16% of votes for this category were spread across another 149 female television personalities.

Best Piss Take of Other TV Show/s
The boys from CNNNN took the certificate from Russel Coight’s All Aussie Adventures by being crowned the Best Piss Take of other TV Show/s in 2003.

58% CNNNN (ABC)
21% Russel Coight’s Aussie Adventures (10)
7% The Panel (10)
5% Media Watch (ABC)
2% Comedy Inc (9)

Please Note: 7% of votes for this category were spread across another 7 television shows.

Most Sensational Current Affairs Program
What you say? Australian Current Affairs journalism is never sensational! Well, we have the category anyway and Today Tonight stole the award from last year’s winner A Current Affair. Daylight came third followed by Media Watch.

49% Today Tonight (7)
47% A Current affair (9)
2% Media Watch (ABC)
1% Four Corners (ABC)
1% Insight (SBS)

Least Talented TV Personality turned POP Star
Trying to stop the flow of TV stars carving out singing careers, our voters are loudly saying that Holly Valance should pursue other options.

64% Holly Valance
18% Bec Cartwright
4% Delta Goodrem

Please Note: 14% of votes not counted due to nominees being former Australian television personalities or overseas television personalities.

The 12 Australian celebrities viewers would have preferred to have seen in the Celebrity Big Brother house
Because Channel Ten’s Celebrity Big Brother was: a) short on celebrities and b) short on entertainment, we felt that Australia’s discerning television viewers could put together a great group of celebrity housemates.

Our voters choice of Aussie Celebs to appear in Celebrity Big Brother as housemates include:

- Steve Irwin
- Kath & Kim
- Kylie Minogue
- Russel Crowe
- Pauline Hanson
- Glenn Robbins
- Kate Langbroek
- Sophie Monk
- Richard Wilkins
- Mick Molloy
- Jim Wahley

Please Note: Another 483 Australian celebrities were nominated for inclusion in the TV Fugly Awards edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Best Personality Who Appears on a Dodgy TV Show
It looks like the Fuglies voters would like to see Bert Newton put his talent and skills to use on a better show than Good Morning Australia.

40% Bert Newton (Good Morning Australia, 10)
14% Delta Goodrem (Neighbours, 10)
9% Joanna Griggs (7)
5% Ernie Dingo (The Great Outdoors, 7)
2% Sam Newman (AFL Footy Show, 9)

Please Note: 30% of votes for this category were spread across another 87 television personalities.

Most Under Acknowledged TV Show
The Fuglies are dedicated to doing more than just bagging the television industry. That’s why each year we ask our voters to acknowledge shows that might not get the recognition that they deserve from the annual Logie Awards and the entertainment media in general. This year, ABC’s Australian Story will get to put their paper certificate on the office fridge.

25% Australian Story (ABC)
22% The Fat (ABC)
21% The Glass House (ABC)
10% The World Game (SBS)
8% Landline (ABC)

Please Note: 14% of votes for this category were spread across another 23 television shows.

Most Under Acknowledged TV Personality
The 2003 Fuglies voters recognised the delightful and talented Deborah Mailman as being the Most Under Acknowledged TV Personality in Australia’s television industry.

15% Deborah Mailman (Secret Life of Us, 10)
13% Tony Squires (The Fat, ABC)
12% Glenn Robbins (The Panel, All Aussie Adventures, 10. Kath & Kim, ABC)
9% Wil Anderson (Glass House, ABC)
2% Jabba (Jabba’s Morning Glory, Channel V)

Please Note: 49% of votes for this category were spread across another 103 television personalities.

Most Over Exposed TV Personality
Eddie Maguire was a clear winner of the Most Over Exposed TV Personality for the second year running.

60% Eddie Maguire (Footy Show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, 9)
15% Rove McManus (Rove Live, 10)
11% Richard Wilkins (Today Show, 9)
5% Ray Martin (A Current Affair, 9)
4% Bert Newton (Good Morning Australia, 10)

Please Note: 5% of votes for this category were spread across another 60 television personalities.

Overseas TV Show that you Wish Would Just Disappear
This category was created due to the flood of ordinary overseas television shows that the television networks continue to broadcast into our living rooms each night. This year it appears that not Everybody Loves Raymond as much as Channel Ten might think.

19% Everybody Loves Raymond (10)
15% Fat Club (9)
11% Ricki Lake (7)
9% The Bachelor (9)
3% Law and Order (10)

Please Note: 43% of votes for this category were spread across another 23 overseas television shows.

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