Robot Wars is making some big changes

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: BBC/Mentorn Media Scotland/Alan Peebles / BBC

From Digital Spy

Ahead of its return to screens this weekend, Robot Wars is making some big changes.

The second revival series will broadcast this autumn and introduce new rounds, behind-the-scenes interactions and a deadly new smoke hazard.

It will also introduce the new Ten Robot Rumble, where wannabe robots who missed out on a chance at the grand final will be pitted against each other to secure a spot in the final six.

The Rumble is the first of its kind for Robot Wars and has been described as "the biggest battle in its history".


Photo credit: BBC/Mentorn Media Scotland/Alan Peebles / BBC

The series will once again be presented by Irish duo Dara O'Briain and Angela Scanlon, who sound just as excited by the changes as we are.

"It allows the cool and quirky robots normally marmalised or destroyed in the first fight, but are great fun to watch, the chance to fight at least one more time," Ó Briain told Radio Times.

"It's the longest fight in the history of the show and at the end of it there's only one robot left standing, with the other nine robots ending up in the pit whirling and clanking, grinding up against each other."

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"This series myself and Dara are much more involved in the action, we're in the faces of competitors as they leave the arena, crying," added Scanlon.

"We're in the trenches showing viewers the destruction up close. We're right in there, stuck in the action and hope that viewers will feel the energy that is so palpable in that warehouse!"

Robot Wars returns this Sunday (October 22) at 8pm on BBC Two.

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