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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Rhod Gilbert to host Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Rhod Gilbert has been announced as the permanent host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks for the music quiz's upcoming 28th series

Gilbert's appointment marks the first time that the programme has had a permanent host since Simon Amstell quit the show in 2009. The Welsh comedian will join team captains Phil Jupitus and Noel Fielding when the show returns this autumn.

Rhod Gilbert, who has previously hosted the show twice, quipped that, "“after my first Buzzcocks in 2009, I was told I was in with a shout to take over as regular host, and now, just five years later, I got the call. It has all happened so fast. Never Mind the Buzzcocks is one of those rare shows that feels like it belongs on our screens. It's an institution, in a good way. It's a great honour to be asked to take the reins full time and to hang out with Noel and Phill, and I'm equally excited and nervous about adding my name to those who have hosted it in the past."

Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Mark Linsey commented, "Rhod is the perfect host for Buzzcocks. He has great knowledge of music and fantastic comedy talent that will brilliantly complement Noel and Phill.”

Never Mind the Buzzcocks will return later in the year. 

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