Hello, I’m Stephen Hall. In August 2005, I became the second Grand Champion on the Australian TV game show Temptation. I played (and won) the show on 7 consecutive nights, taking home cash and prizes valued at $672,357, including gold bullion valued at $500,000.

Australia's Brainiest with trophy - CopyThen in February 2006, I competed in Australia’s Brainiest Quiz Master. This was a one-off TV special, pitting 10 former winners of game shows – including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Temptation and Sale Of The Century – against each other. We were playing for a prize of $20,000, which would be donated to a charity of our choice. When I won, I chose to donate the $20,000 to the RSPCA.

Through this site, I hope to give you some tips if you’re interested in going on game shows, to share my own game show experiences, and to provide a place for sharing ideas and experiences for the game show contestant (and aspiring game show contestant!) community.

Oh, and don’t forget my eBook, entitled – surprisingly enough – How To Win Game Shows. It’s over 200 pages of exclusive tips, hints, interviews, anecdotes, and step-by-step instructions that you just won’t find anywhere else.

In fact, you can only get it RIGHT HERE! 

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which I live and work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to elders past and present.

10 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Hey Stephen, Congratulations on winning Temptation. From one game-show fan to another, it’s great to finally have a website like this up and running. I’ve been a game-show fan my whole life (in fact, there’s a running joke in my family, that the first words I said as a child were “Adriana Xenides”.

    I loved watching you on The Einstein Factor, and I find you hillarious on Mad as Hell, especially Darius Horsham. What’s it like working with Shaun?

    Anyway, that’s not the reason that I wrote this post to you. I am currently co-running a website/forum, called “Net Game Central”. This is a forum/website where like-minded game-show fans can get together and play game shows online. No prizes are awarded, and people play obviously for the fun of it, and also to meet like-minded individuals from around the world. If you’re interested, you’d be more than welcome to have a look around, and maybe play a few games with our friendly crew.

    Anyway, it’s great to be able to talk to you, even if you don’t respond. This website is awesome, and I will recommend it to all my friends, and I will post the main website link on my forum.

    Have a great day


    Cameron Shields

    • Hello Cameron,
      And thanks very much for all that fantastic feedback – both on HTWGS and all the other stuff! (Working with Shaun is VUNTAHSTICK, by the way)
      Net Game Central sounds brilliant, and I look forward to visiting it and having a look around, just as soon as I get a chunk of spare time… After I’ve done so, and have a better idea of what it’s all about and how it works, I’d be only too happy to give it a mention on the RESOURCES page of this site. Thanks again for your kind words, and it’s good to see that Game Show torch is burning bright. You’ve made my day!

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  3. Hi Stephen,
    I’ve been a fan since your days on overnight community radio in the ’90s. I was a very sleep-deprived teenager back then – never missed a show!

    • Oh, thank you very much, Kerrie! It’s reassuring to hear that we weren’t doing all that ridiculous stuff just for our own amusement… Thanks again for your kind words, and I hope the insomnia’s cleared up by now.

  4. Hey Vuato – congrats on this little corner of the interwebs, and congrats especially on the holy grail of comedy you acheived – i am not often jealous but mate i have to say meeting Mr Cleese is a lifetime dream – i would almost swap meeting Willaim Shatner for the opportunity 🙂

    • Thanks man…. X 2! Yes, I’ve been running this site for four years now, and hopefully it’s doing some good.
      And re: the other… Oh yes, you bet! Not just a career highlight, but an absolute LIFE highlight. Looking back, it kinda seems like a dream. But I know it did happen; there’s evidence of it on the YouTubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysdri_qTEDg
      Hope you’re keeping well.

  5. Hi Stephen,

    Great take on Cool Hand Jack Nicho ca.1980!!! 🌟 ⭐️ 🌟
    I was wondering what’s it like working with the Greenslade brothers? I’m amazed to discover that they are actually identical twins! 😮

    All the best


    • Haha – thank you for your kind words, Pagan! 🙂
      Now I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but even though they share a surname, Francis and Tosh are NOT identical twins…

      Tosh is actually Francis’s mum.

      Have a great day!

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