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Stephen Merchant set to host Crystal Maze charity comeback

By Katie Archer

Comedian Stephen Merchant is to present a charity celebrity version of The Crystal Maze.

The writing partner of Ricky Gervais, famous for hits including The Office, will front the one-off return of the cult gameshow as part of Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer night in October.

He will take on the role made famous by Richard O'Brien and Edward Tudor-Pole, guiding a team of celebrities around different zones before leading them to face the Crystal Dome.

It had been rumoured that Doctor Who star David Tennant would front the episode, but Merchant said: "As a huge fan of the original series, I'm honoured to support Stand Up To Cancer by hosting this one-off edition."

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