It was clear that not much had changed, and with a cheeky wink to fans, TV battle-axe Anne Robinson was back to lead The Weakest Link's new era.
As one of the Beeb's most successful exports, The Weakest Link was originally broadcast from 2000 to 2012 and was licensed to over 70 countries. So, returning with a vengeance for a 1,694th episode, was it any good?
Promising not to disappoint fans of the popular quiz show, a fresh batch of celebrities soon felt the wrath of Robinson's sharp wit.
Separating the wheat from the chaff, stars like Rosemary Shrager, Kem Cetinay and Giles Coren were some of the first casualties.
With answers like "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Witches," it didn't take long for viewers to deliver comments as scathing as Robinson herself.
How are they all so THICK I can’t cope with it #TheWeakestLink- josh (@joshpwills) November 17, 2017