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Game shows are a classic part of TV programming. Fans love to watch contestants as they play along at home. Contestants can make or break an episode, but the host can make or break the entire show. These are the most hated game show hosts of all time, including a replacement for Bob Barker (page 9) and the most despised host ever (page 15).

15. Patrick Duffy

Actor Patrick Duffy
Patrick Duffy | Francois Durand/Getty Images

Hosted: Bingo America

Patrick Duffy found television success on the hit series Dallas and then later on Step By Step. Despite his acting success and television pedigree, he had no prior game show experience when he debuted as the host of Bingo America. Some people found him boring in the role, and Duffy even came off as disconnected at times.

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