UK Public to Decide Five-Day SpongeBob SquarePants Event Set to Air 4th – 8th June

London, 10th April, 2012 – Nickelodeon UK is looking for help from SpongeBob aficionados across the country to decide which is their favourite SpongeBob SquarePants episode. SpongeBob’s Top 100, airing between noon and 5 p.m. from 4th – 8th June, will see 100 episodes broadcast in the order decided by the UK public. 

“I think we’ve selected the best stories from Bikini Bottom so whether voters love Gary, are a fan of Sandy or even  have a preference for Plankton, I think they’ll be able to find a story that suits their SpongeBob sensibilities,” said Tina McCann, Managing Director, Nickelodeon UK. “I can’t wait to see which story the UK selects as the pinnacle of the pineapple.”

Fans can visit to select their top SpongeBob stories using a unique SpongeBob SquarePants search engine, designed exclusively by Nickelodeon UK for the special SpongeBob event. After selecting their favourites, SpongeBob fans can choose to be entered into a contest to win one of one hundred special SpongeBob prizes. Bikini Bottom buffs have until 6th May to select their top SpongeBob stories.

The 100 stories will air from noon to 5 p.m. from Monday, 4th June with the most popular episode, as decided by the UK public, broadcast at 4:45 p.m. on Friday 8th June.  Celebrities including Pixie Lott and the cast of VicTORious will appear as part of the top 100 countdown to introduce the episodes that got their vote.

Nickelodeon is the top performing commercial kids TV network in the UK. Launched in 1993, it comprises seven dedicated award-winning entertainment channels for kids aged 2-12: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nick Replay, Nicktoons, Nicktoons Replay, Nick Jr., and Nick Jr. 2. The Nickelodeon network now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month and is available in 12.7 million cable and satellite homes.

The company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does and includes critically acclaimed and hugely popular television programming and production in the United Kingdom and around the world, plus consumer products, online, events, recreation and feature films.

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