One of the best panel/quiz/music shows of our generation is heading to our screens later this year on Sky and NOW as a Sky Original. Ah, we can hear the zings already.
The former late-night BBC Two TV show is swapping over to Sky, with 'Taskmaster' presenter Greg Davis taking up hosting duties on the 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' revival series. The comedian-turned-presenter previously hosted the show in 2011, during a time when a new celebrity guest was in charge each week.
Thankfully, 'The Mighty Boosh' and 'Bake Off' star Noel Fielding will be returning to the series once again as a team captain, having taken over from Bill Bailey for the original series' final six seasons. Taking on Noel's music knowledge will be the other team captain, Daisy May Cooper, who is the BAFTA-winning actor known for the BBC Three series 'This Country'. Daisy will be replacing Phill Jupitus, who was a team captain during the series entire run.
Stand-up comic Jamali Maddix will also feature on the series as a regular guest. According to Sky, the team will be joined by a roster of top music and comedy stars, with some of the best-known rounds from the original series returning for plenty of unpredictability.
Talkback Productions, who was behind the show's original run, are in the driving seat once again. No release date has been given yet, but 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' will return later this year, made up of nine episodes in total, including a Christmas special.
Greg Davies said of his involvement in the revival series: "I have always loved 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and am thrilled to be the new host on Sky.
"We have brilliant comedic talent on the team and plenty of exciting musical guests will be joining us. All that being said, I’m so sure that no one reads these press quotes in their entirety that I’m going to finish by listing types of bread: rye, sourdough, sliced white. Oh, and cob."
Mark Lamarr was the original presenter of the show, who was later replaced by a sharp and sardonic Simon Amstell, before Rhod Gilbert hosted the final season in 2014. There were also a number of celebrity guests who hosted during its run, including Martin Freeman, Catherine Tate, David Hasselhoff and the late Terry Wogan.