Richard Ayoade takes up the Crystal Maze mantle
The Crystal Maze has been confirmed for a new series on Channel 4 later this year, following last year's one-off in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Richard Ayoade takes over from Stephen Merchant who hosted the special. Previous hosts include Ed Tudor Pole and the legendary Richard O'Brien.
The new series of The Crystal Maze is being filmed on a brand new 30,000 square foot set built in Bristol by the original Maze designer, James Dillon.
20 episodes of the new series have been commissioned that will see a team of five people taking on the maze each week completing physical, mental, mystery and skill challenges before being whisked away to the fabled Crystal Dome to try and win some real money!