Crystal Maze viewers roast contestants with NO crystals

Susannah Alexander

From Digital Spy

The Crystal Maze made a triumphant return for a new series tonight – but sadly the family taking part didn't get things off to a great start.

Host Richard Ayoade had the task of guiding Essex siblings the Hauxwells through the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future zones of the Maze.

They didn't get off to the best start when sole brother Ryan was locked away and they continued to suffer a series of setbacks – including getting synonyms totally mixed up with antonyms.

After using one crystal to save Ryan, things didn't look up for the Hauxwells. As they went through challenge after challenge with no crystals to their name despite the Maze Master's best efforts to help, viewers weren't at all impressed by the team's performance: