Richard Ayoade has been named as the new host of the Crystal Maze. The IT Crowd star will step into the challenging labyrinth when the Nineties cult classic is revived for a full 20-part series on Channel 4 later this year. Stephen Merchant hosted a celebrity special in October, but he declined to return for a full run, reportedly to concentrate on his American career.

Vic Reeves is fronting a new ad campaign for the Samaritans.

Thin-skinned Donald Trump has launched another sulky attack on Saturday Night Live.

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Louis CK is to star in an animated comedy about the police, which he co-created with fellow comic Albert Brooks.

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