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Revived series The Generation Game looking for Northern Ireland contestants



Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins (Ian West/PA)

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins (Ian West/PA)

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins (Ian West/PA)

Classic gameshow The Generation Game is returning to TV screens for a four episode run and producers are looking for contestants from Northern Ireland.

With Sir Bruce Forsyth the longest-serving host of the original series, the new BBC programme will be fronted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

The game sees family duos from different generations battle it out in a series of fun performance and task based games with the ultimate goal of facing the legendary Conveyor Belt.

It will combine elements from the original series, whilst being brought up to date with a selection of brand new games and challenges for families of all ages to play in studio and at home.

Mel and Sue will be joined by a panel of star judges, who are there to score the family pairs after each game and ultimately decide who faces the Conveyor Belt.

Speaking about the new series, the pair said: “It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s Mel and Sue doing The Generation Game! We can’t believe it, we are so excited.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC's Director of Content, added: “The Generation Game is an iconic show, so to be able to bring it back for today’s audience with Mel and Sue overseeing things is a wonderful moment for the channel.”

Auditions for the new series are being held this month and contestants must be from different generations and aged over 18 from October 1 2017.


Belfast Telegraph