Mel And Sue To Host A Revived Generation Game
Recently we looked at what had happened to family favourite The Generation Game since it’s demise in 2002. The BBC have now announced that the popular duo will front an updated version of the popular family game show.
“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 comedy duo said, evoking the memory of the legendary conveyor-belt memory test from the original show.
The new show will combine classic skill challenges, such as balloon modelling or flamenco dancing, with new games for volunteer family teams to play in the studio for prizes. A panel of star judges and a lineup of celebrity guests will join the new hosts for a four-programme run.
Guy Freeman, the editor of special events and formats at BBC Studios, said: “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.”
No transmission date has yet ben set.