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The Robot Wars World Championships were a series of special Robot Wars championships in which robots from all over the world competed against each other, representing their respective countries. In total, there were three World Championships: the first was originally released as a VHS exclusive, the second was broadcast during Extreme Series 1 and US Season 1 and the third was broadcast during Series 7.

The First World ChampionshipEdit

Main article: The First World Championship

The First World Championship was filmed shortly after Robot Wars: The Third Wars, and was released exclusively on VHS on March 13, 2000 and later released on DVD on January 10, 2005. The championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Philippa Forrester and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce. The championship featured 16 robots from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, USA and Australia. It was later shown on television the day before the airing of The Second World Championship, heavily edited to fit the time slot.

The Second World ChampionshipEdit

Main article: The Second World Championship

The Second World Championship was broadcast as part of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 and also as part of the American series, Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. In the UK, the championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Julia Reed and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce. In the US, the championship was hosted by Mick Foley, the pit reporter was Rebecca Grant and commentary was provided by Stefan Frank. The championship featured 16 robots from UK, USA, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Belgium and South Africa.

The Third World ChampionshipEdit

Main article: The Third World Championship

The Third World Championship was broadcast as part of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars and was broadcast on March 28, 2004. The championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Jayne Middlemiss and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce. The championship featured 12 robots from USA, Belgium, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, UK and Sweden. For several of the competitors, their qualifiers featured as Special Events during the main competition.

TriviaEdit

  • Each time the World Championship was held, the British Robot Wars had a different pit reporter
  • The 2nd and 3rd World Championships both featured robots from nine different nations

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