To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

August 29th – On this day in 1998, SM:TV Live airs on ITV for this first time. Presented by Cat Deeley and Ant & Dec, the show develops a huge following and becomes an iconic Saturday morning kids show.

More tomorrow…