The Regeneration Game | BBC 'give Mel and Sue second shot at gameshow'

The Regeneration Game

BBC 'give Mel and Sue second shot at gameshow'

The BBC are giving Mel and Sue another chance to revive the Generation Game, it has been reported.

Their first attempt at a reboot earlier this year was mauled by critics and viewers, providing a disappointing culmination of a troubled production history. 

Miranda Hart was originally lined up to host but pulled out; the planned  four episodes were slashed to two as bosses thought they weren’t up to scratch; and laughter reportedly had to be edited in because the hosts’ jokes fell flat.

But according to The Sun, BBC bosses have decided to give the show another shot – after it scored well in their own audience research.

The paper reports an unnamed source saying: ‘They are going to mix things up a bit while staying true to the format’ and suggested that a new producer would be brought on board.

And they added that Mel and Sue ‘don’t want to be remembered as the hosts of a flop, so said they were at least take part in another episode to sort out the problems.’

The Generation Game’s previous hosts include Bruce Forsyth,  Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson – and in its heyday was watched by more than 25million viewers.

Published: 13 Jul 2018

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