Matt Richardson goes back to the old haunt... | Hosting Celebrity Haunted Mansion

Matt Richardson goes back to the old haunt...

Hosting Celebrity Haunted Mansion

Matt Richardson is to host another series of Celebrity Haunted... next year.

Following the W channel series set in a haunted hotel last year, the new run will be set in a spooky deserted mansion.

But the format will pit two celebrity teams – who have yet to be named – against each other in a series of challenges.

Comic Richardson will be reunited with Christine Lampard as host, and will also front a spin-off show High Spirits.

He said: ‘The catch-up show was a great way to replay those frightening moments from the night before and I loved being able to wind up our celebrities ready for the night ahead.’

Stripped across a week, Celebrity Haunted Hotel was widely derided by critics, but performed well in the ratings, averaging  147,000 on overnight figures and boosting W’s audience more than 40 per cent above the average for the slot

UKTV’s Helen Nightingale said: ‘Celebrity Haunted Hotel was a bold and ambitious show that generated huge buzz on social media. 

‘We have been through the format forensically and have worked up a concept that we think will be even more entertaining, with more jeopardy and excitement in the live show. 

‘Christine and Matt have excellent on screen chemistry and work together flawlessly, they are the perfect presenting duo to heighten the electric, spooky atmosphere for our viewers.’

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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