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‘The Crystal Maze’: Richard O’Brien To Return (Sort Of) In One-Off Special

This counts as a return... right?

12/10/2016 11:25

Even though he’s not hosting the show, Richard O’Brien will return to ‘The Crystal Maze’ later this week, when Channel 4 air a one-off special.

Stephen Merchant has already been announced as the programme’s presenter, but producers have found a way for Richard to still be involved.

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He's back! Well... Sort of... 

As reported by Digital Spy, Stephen will show the celebrity contestants a message on a retro machine at the start of the episode, and it will be Richard’s face that appears on the screen.

The one-off show will see celebrity contestants take on the Crystal Maze in the hope of winning money for charity, Stand Up To Cancer.

Five stars will be making up the team: ‘Our Girl’ actress Michelle Keegan, former footballer Rio Ferdinand, Paralympics champ Jonnie Peacock, Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox, and comedian Josh Widdicombe.

‘The Crystal Maze’ is returning after a 21-year absence from our screens, having originally aired from 1990 to 1995.

It was previously rebooted as a live immersive experience in London earlier this year.

The project was the brainchild of three ‘Crystal Maze’ fans who raised funds to build it thanks to donations from the public.

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