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Richard Ayoade Has Been Announced As The New Host Of "The Crystal Maze"

A new 20-episode series has been confirmed by Channel 4.

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Channel 4 has confirmed that The Crystal Maze will return with a brand new series and a brand new Maze Master: Richard Ayoade.

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A celebrity special raising money for the charity Stand Up to Cancer, took place last year. The special was presented by Stephen Merchant.

The new 20-episode series will feature members of the public tackling challenges in the famous Aztec, Medieval, Industrial, and Future zones.

A new purpose-built maze will be built in Bristol, spanning 30,000 square feet. It will be created by the original Crystal Maze designer, James Dillon.

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A spokesperson for Channel 4 also told BuzzFeed News that a "slightly reworked" version of the famous theme tune will feature in the show.

Channel 4 said the person playing Mumsie has yet to be confirmed. In the 2015 Stand Up to Cancer special, the character was played by Maureen Lipman.

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A spokeperson for Lipman told BuzzFeed News: "We have not been approached by anyone asking Maureen to reprise the role of Mumsie."

Members of the public will also be able take part. Channel 4 said details of how you will be able to apply will be revealed soon.

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