Brit celebs go bananas for Bananagrams

A host of British celebrities have been going bananas for the word game phenomenon, Bananagrams. The addictive game, already a hit with international stars including Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Cindy Crawford and Kelly Clarkson, is gathering a following on this side of the pond after its most successful year since launching in London seven years ago.

Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack called it the “Best game I’ve ever played”, while pop starlet Cher Lloyd agreed it was the “best game ever”. Former Dr Who and I’m a Celeb star Colin Baker became hooked after playing the word game during panto intervals with co-stars CBeebies favourite Chris Jarvis and Benidorm‘s Asa Elliott. Dame Judi Dench is another Brit star who is so hooked on the game that she now takes it on set to play with cast and crew between takes.

Over in the States, the game is a staple on the Kennedy compound and has been featured on numerous nationwide TV shows including Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America.

Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 107 years-old, at home or on the go. Created by a word game-obsessed family of three generations, Bananagrams is a labour of love that that has quickly become an international sensation, selling more than six million units in 31 different countries.

Bananagrams (RRP £14.99) is available to buy on the High Street at independent toy and book stores as well as John Lewis, WH Smith, Waterstones, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and online at, and Visit for more information.


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