Former Bake off stars to host Generation Game revamp

Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are back together as hosts, this time reviving TV classic The Generation Game.

Sunday, 23rd July 2017, 2:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:24 am
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will host the revamped show. Picture; contributed
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will host the revamped show. Picture; contributed

The popular pair have pursued solo projects since their time on the baking contest came to an end, but will be reunited for the game show previously hosted by Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson.

Due to air on BBC One, the programme will include many features familiar to fans of previous series as pairs of contestants from different generations of families take on tasks in the hope of securing a chance at winning prizes from the show’s famous conveyor belt.

Each contestant couple will start off in the studio audience before being selected to take part.

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Giedroyc and Perkins said: “It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s Mel and Sue doing The Generation Game!

“We can’t believe it, we are so excited!”

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Editor of special events and formats at BBC Studios Guy Freeman said: “When asked, this is the TV show that viewers most wanted to see back on their screens and so we are thrilled to be able to make that happen with Mel and Sue, who I know will have just as much fun hosting it as contestants will playing it.”

Giedroyc has recently been seen hosting BBC singing contest Pitch Battle, while Perkins fronted game show The Big Spell.

The new series will include celebrity judges for some of the tasks.

It has yet to be announced when the series will be shown.