From Richard O'Brien to Richard Ayoade. We're very happy about this.

Channel 4 announced this morning that the best live action game show of the '90s is coming back to our screens and that 'The IT Crowd' star Richard Ayoade will be leading teams through the Aztec, Medieval, Future and Industrial zones before taking on the Crystal Dome.

The decision came following the massive success of the one-off celeb revival of the series for Stand Up to Cancer last year, and this time members of the public will be able to apply to take part in the brand new maze which is being purpose-built in Bristol and spans over 30,000 square feet. And before you get worried, it's being designed by the original Crystal Maze designer, James Dillon, so it will have all the bells and whistles we're used to.

Tom Beck, Head of Live & Events at Channel 4, said: "The Stand Up to Cancer special was so brilliant and so successful that commissioning a series of The Crystal Maze was almost a no-brainer. And I couldn't be more pleased and excited that Richard has agreed to become the new Maze Master - he's an inspired choice."

The show will run at an hour-long for 20 episodes later this year.