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12 May 2017, 17:22
After Miranda Hart turned down the show, these two stepped in...
It was a quintessential show of the 1970s that remained a firm favourites through the early noughties. And it’s been confirmed that The Generation Game is set to return for a brand spanking new series!
Wait – there’s more. Mel and sue, that real sweet pair, are set to host the show!
It was reported that Miranda Hart sadly turned down the opportunity to star in the reboot last year, but now to firm telly favourites have stepped in to dish out cuddly toys that passed by on the infamous conveyor belt.
And it’s been revealed that none other than the popular duo Mel and Sue, adrift now that The Great British Bakeoff has controversially moved to Channel 4 without them, will take the reins of the show that was previously presented by Bruce Forsyth in the ‘70s and Jim Davidson in the ‘90s.
The Generation Game was a big hit when Bruce Forsyth presented the show in the 1970s (Credit: Getty)
More than 21 million people tuned in every week when Brucey was at the helm of the games. So Mel and Sue certainly have their work cut out. But we’re sure they’ll make a success of the show and that it’ll more of a tasty delight than a soggy bottom.
This comes after the news that the upcoming channel 4 series of The Great British Bakeoff will star surreal funnyman Noel Fielding and telly veteran Sandi Toksvig. Paul Hollywood will return, while restaurateur and writer Pru Leith will also star.
News of the Channel 4 series caused a bit of a stir, as some question Noel’s credentials for the role, but we reckon he’ll be fantastic as a host!
Meanwhile the BBC has confirmed that their version of the show will star comedian Jason Manford. We’re sure both shows will be fantastic, and that The Generation Game will have use glued to the screen.