Full line-up for Crystal Maze comeback announced

The prospect of hit ‘90s show The Crystal Maze returning to our TV sets has been sending many people of a certain age all teary eyed with nostalgia.

Stephen Marchant

This being the 2010s, it’s naturally an all celebrity affair, and the line up should make for some brilliant viewing.

Stars hooking up with new presenter Stephen Merchant include ex-England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand and ex-Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.

Also appearing on the show will be Radio 2 presenter Sara Cox, comedian Josh Widdicombe and Paralympics hero Jonnie Peacock.

Rio Ferdinand

The cult show originally aired between 1990 and 1995 and challenged contestants to compete in a series of physical and mental challenges in order to win crystals. Each crystal gave them five seconds of time to save up for the final challenge, the Crystal Dome.

This time the show is returning as a fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer, with celebs attempting to raise tonnes of cash by making their way through the grueling challenges to the final game.

Richard O'Brien
Channel 4

Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien first hosted the show in 1990, and was later replaced by singer Edward Tudor-Pole. Doctor Who star David Tennant was widely tipped to present the reboot before comedian Stephen Merchant was eventually confirmed earlier this month.

The show regularly pulled in between 4 and 6 million viewers at its peak, and fans are crossing everything in the hope that the celeb special will spark a more permanent return to the airwaves.

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