The Crystal Maze: start date confirmed

The first episode of the revived Crystal Maze has been given a handsome slot in Channel 4’s schedules and will debut on Friday the 23rd of June at 9pm. See the official announcement Tweet below:

The Crystal Maze: first official picture 

Here it is, the first official look at presenter Richard Ayoade in some posh togs for the revived series of The Crystal Maze, due to arrive on Channel 4 this June.

Feast your eyes on this:

Using Den of Geek’s renowned fashion nous, we can tell you that Mr Ayoade is sporting a hot raspberry corduroy suit which has been paired with a natty white lace-up ankle boot and an entomologically themed shirt. With a collar. He’s probably wearing socks too, but you’ll have to imagine those. Stripes, maybe?

You may also notice that Ayoade is standing in front of the new-look Crystal Dome with fancy light displays running around its facets that are almost as snazzy as his outfit. Magic.

The Crystal Maze will return for a new series

It’s official. The Crystal Maze will be returning to Channel 4 for a full, twenty-episode series including a handful of charity celebrity specials .

The series was commissioned following the overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s Stand Up To Cancer celebrity edition (and no doubt, the ongoing success of the ace Crystal Maze Experience in London and soon, Manchester).

Presenting this time around will be new Maze Master Richard Ayoade, confirmed to be taking over from Stephen Merchant. Well-loved for Gadget ManThe IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and directing feature films The Double and Submarine, Ayoade is a mighty fine choice.

The new series will be filmed at a purpose-built 30,000 square foot maze in Bristol created by the original Crystal Maze designer James Dillon.

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