The Crystal Maze set to return to Channel 4, with David Tennant tipped to host
With teams taking part in the immersive experience of The Crystal Maze Live in London recently, Channel 4 is reportedly set to bring the cult gameshow back to our screens this October for a charity special.
According to The Sun, the problem-solving show will be revived for a big-budget celebrity special for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer programming season, after 21 years of being off the air. And former Doctor David Tennant is a popular favourite to step up as host.
Were he to grab the gig, Tennant would be following in the footsteps of The Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien, now aged 74, and punk rocker Ed Tudor-Pole, aged 60.
A TV insider said of the revival: “Even two decades after it last aired, there are very few shows that have been as magical and action-packed as The Crystal Maze. It is still remembered extremely fondly today.
“Channel 4 are hoping to tap into that nostalgia and believe viewers will jump at the chance to finally take on the show’s adventurous challenges themselves”.
We believe they might be right.
Here’s the trailer for The Crystal Maze Live: