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Former “Bake Off” hosts to revive “The Generation Game”

Former The Great British Bake Off hosts Mel Gieodroyc and Sue Perkins will be returning to the small screen as hosts of the classic series The Generation Game. BBC has commissioned a four-episode ...
July 24, 2017

Former The Great British Bake Off hosts Mel Gieodroyc and Sue Perkins will be returning to the small screen as hosts of the classic series The Generation Game.

BBC has commissioned a four-episode run of the long-running game show, which first premiered on BBC One in 1971.

The series sees pairs of family members across different generations battle it out in a series of performance and task-based games. All of the family pairs will begin in the studio audience and only find out which game they’re playing when Gieodroyc and Perkins get them from their seats.

“When asked, this is the TV show that viewers most wanted to see back on their screens and so we are thrilled to be able to make that happen with Mel and Sue, who I know will have just as much fun hosting it as contestants will playing it,” said Guy Freeman, editor, special events and formats for BBC Studios, in a statement.

Gieodroyc and Perkins will be joined by a panel of star judges and celebrity guests, although details including scheduling are yet to be announced.

The Generation Game was co-commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director of content, and Kate Phillips, controller, entertainment commissioning. Nic McNeilis will serve as executive producer for BBC Studios.

Gieodroyc and Perkins were perhaps best known for their roles as hosts of The Great British Bake Off. After  Love Productions sold the rights to the show to Channel 4, the two hosts announced their resignations.

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