WATCH: Crystal Maze Celebrity Special trailer with new host Richard Ayoade
Channel 4’s classic game show Crystal Maze is making a comeback this Friday, and a brand new trailer has been released ahead of the show’s return.
The show will be fronted by brand new host Richard Ayoade and begins this Friday with a Stand Up to Cancer celebrity special.
The first episode will feature famous faces Louie Spence, TOWIE‘s Lydia Bright, Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba, former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison and The Last Leg‘s Alex Brooker.
In the trailer, presenter Richard explains: “Welcome to the Crystal Maze. Inside lies a labyrinth of games where the highly skilled are awarded with crystals for time itself.
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“In short, it’s nothing like real life, which frankly is a relief.”
Friday’s show will be followed by more all-star specials, as well as a full brand new civilian series. And it looks as though the revival will be sticking to the format that made it a British TV favourite back in the 90s.
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If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of the show, the main objective is to amass as many crystals as possible by playing a number of games in different zones. The crystals will earn contestants time in the famous Crystal Dome, in which they have to get their hands on as many golden tickets as possible in order to win a prize.
The original series was hosted by Richard O’Brien between 1990-1993, followed by Edward Tudor-Pole who presented two series and two specials.
The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special airs Friday (June, 23) at 9pm on Channel 4.