Sir Trevor McDonald is to take over from the late Sir Patrick Moore as the GamesMaster.
The classic 90s TV series which sees gamers competing against one another is returning after more than two decades, finding a new home on E4.
Moore was the original GamesMaster, providing hints and tips to players from 1992 to 1998.
‘I am delighted to be taking on this iconic role for a new generation of viewers,’ McDonald said, announcing the news.
Channel 4 said in a statement the revamped GamesMaster will feature ‘the toughest challenges’ to date.
Sacha Khari, Head of Digital Commissioning at Channel 4 said: ‘GamesMaster was a household name back in the 90s and this new revamped version for social and E4 retains the elements that made this show so special, whilst also bringing it bang up to date, improving game quality and bringing in fresh and current names to tackle the trickiest GamesMaster challenges yet.’
Ian Lamarra, Executive Producer from Alaska TV, added: ‘Bringing back a much-loved brand is a huge responsibility, but I am excited by the challenge.
‘Two thirds of adults now call themselves gamers and games now look better than movies. There has never been a better time to relaunch the definitive gaming TV series.
‘It is fantastic to be the first fully cross platform branded deal of its kind which will ensure everyone has a point of entry. Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook are the perfect partners for this and we want huge fans of the series to embrace our new take as well as welcoming in a whole new audience.’
GamesMaster will launch on E4’s YouTube channel first before airing on television.Credit: Original article published here.