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Richard O'Brien To Make An Appearance On The Crystal Maze Reboot

Richard O'Brien To Make An Appearance On The Crystal Maze Reboot

Good news for die-hard conservative Crystal Maze fans, kinda, as original presenter Richard O'Brien is set to make a return to the reboot after all!

The appearance will be a part of Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer. O'Brien unfortunately will not be taking over from one-off host Stephen Merchant pictured below, with celebrity contestants such as Michelle Keegan and Rio Ferdinand competing.

Credit: Channel 4

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O'Brien, 74, will make a cameo at the beginning of the show through a video feed.

He originally quit after three years in 1993 and was succeeded by Ed Tudor-Pole, who hosted the game show, which concerned six contestants and their participation in various challenges to obtain 'time crystals', until 1995.

At the time, The Crystal Maze was one of the most popular game shows on television, regularly drawing in audiences between four and six million.

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O'Brien with Emma Bunton last year. Image: PA

The set, which cost £250,000 to design, was the size of two football pitches.

Merchant, known for co-writing The Office and Extras, said of his hosting last month: "As a huge fan of the original series, I'm honoured to support Stand Up To Cancer by hosting this one-off edition of The Crystal Maze."

David Tennant has been rumoured to be taking over as full-time host.

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Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.