Children designed Pokemon-style creatures which were then rendered by computer before two teams go head to head in a series of games as part of Bamzooki – and while hindsight is 2020, it was still a shocker to find out what truly stood on the table.
It's no surprise that the animated creatures were not actually on the table – but as children who watched the show, it's understandable that it was a shock to the system.
Presenter Jake Humphrey has now confessed that the "secret is out" in regards to the show, with one person responding to spill on what really went on.
As Jake shared a nostalgic clip on Twitter, writing: "I hosted the greatest TV show you've ever watched", one user commented to spill the tea.
They wrote: "We might have just been able to see coloured lights on a table, but it was still awesome when we won!"
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Jake immediately responded: "The secret is out," as the truth behind the famous game was revealed.
Running on CBBC from 2004 to 2006 and with a format called Bamzooki Street Rules from 2009 to 2010, the show was hosted by Jake Humphrey.
Feeling nostalgic, Jake recently tweeted an image of Bamzooki to his 891,000 followers, with the caption: "The streets will never forget…"
One delighted fan shared a photo of himself as a young boy with three friends on the show, writing: "Me and the lads winning this back in 2004, made my childhood! Cheers mate"
Another said: "Hours Upon Hours spent making the worst Bamzook ever Great times!!"
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The show featured an arena where children could 'battle' with their own custom make creatures called Zooks, which were made with a Windows computer program called the Bamzooki Zook Kit.
The free software allowed users to learn how to simulate locomotion and create all sorts of creatures, then test them in various scenarios like obstacle courses.
Jake was thrilled to hear from fans of the show, tweeting again on October 2: "The replies to this have made my day. Whatever else I do, I'm the guy from Bamzooki"
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Jake also hosted CBBC's Fame Academy programming. He then moved in to sports presenting after Bamzooki, working on Match of the Day, hosting the BBC's Formula One coverage before becoming the face of BT Sport's Premier League coverage.
Jake, 42, now co-hosts the popular High Performance podcast with author professor Damian Hughes. The show "offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, successful individuals."
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