The BBC have announced that The Generation Game is returning to our screens for a four-episode run and is to be hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
The classic Saturday night entertainment show combines elements everyone knows from the original series whilst being brought up to date with a hilarious selection of brand new games and challenges for families of all ages to play in studio and enjoy watching at home.
Pairs of family members across generations will battle it out in a series of fun performance and task based games with the ultimate goal of facing the legendary conveyor belt, and taking home an array of fabulous prizes.
Mel and Sue are joined by a panel of star judges, there to score the family pairs after each game and ultimately decide which pair faces the conveyor belt. Furthermore, special celebrity guests will be getting involved in the action along the way.
Of the news the hosting duo said, ‘it’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s MEL AND SUE DOING THE GENERATION GAME! We can’t believe it, we are so excited!’
The BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore added, ‘The Generation Game is an iconic BBC One show, so to be able to bring it back for today’s audience with Mel and Sue overseeing things is a wonderful moment for the channel.’
Further series details such as scheduling and celebrity judges will be announced in due course.