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List Rules Vote up your favorite British reality shows in any genre.

Reality programs have become a favorite genre among UK viewers and television fans around the world. The top British reality shows come in many forms: maybe you thrill to the competitions, or perhaps you prefer the romance and heartbreak (and humiliation) of dating shows. This is a list of the best British reality TV shows, including everything from Britain's Got Talent to Strictly Come Dancing to The Only Way Is Essex.

What series will you find on this list of the best British reality shows? Big Brother has proven to have remarkable staying power. The long-running series follows a group of housemates as they participate in a series of competitions and evict each other from the home they share. The X-Factor is another popular British reality series. The Great British Bake Off has been praised all over the world for its warm-hearted take on cooking competitions. Other good British reality series include Geordie Shore, Made in Chelsea, and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

Which British reality show is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Britain's Got Talent Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden

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Strictly Come Dancing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth

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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
The X Factor Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh

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Geordie Shore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Geordie Shore Charlotte-Letitia Crosby, Gaz Beadle, Greg Lake

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Big Brother Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

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Secrets of the Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Secrets Of The Castle Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Tom Pinfold

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Celebrity Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Celebrity Big Brother Lucy Pinder, La Toya Jackson, Coolio

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Tudor Monastery Farm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Tudor Monastery Farm Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Tom Pinfold

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Take Me Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Take Me Out Paddy McGuinness

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The Only Way Is Essex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
The Only Way Is Essex Amy Childs, Billie Faiers, Candy Jacobs

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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Bear Grylls, Kelly Holmes, Jamelia

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Pop Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Pop Idol Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman, Sam Nixon

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Made in Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Made In Chelsea Agne Motiejunaite, Alexandra "Binky" Felstead, Amber Atherton

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Fame Academy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Fame Academy Cat Deeley, Robin Gibb, Patrick Kielty

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Bollywood Star is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Bollywood Star Sharon Johal, Sarah Roberts, Andrew Carlton

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Don't Tell the Bride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Don't Tell The Bride Ruth Jones, Rebekah Staton, Zoƫ Ball

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Project Catwalk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Project Catwalk Julien Macdonald, Ben de Lisi, Elizabeth Hurley

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Britain & Ireland's Next Top M... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model Elle Macpherson, Abbey Clancy, Lisa Snowdon

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The Valleys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
The Valleys Aron Williams, Carley Belmonte, Darren Chidgey

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Dance Mums is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked
Dance Mums Jennifer Ellison