Just like the arrival of Botanical Week, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are ready to immerse themselves in some new and exciting territory. A new show with them as co-hosts, that is! Per the BBC, the former Great British Bake Off hosts have officially chosen their next project together, with the duo signing up to host a revival of the classic, family-friendly British television series The Generation Game. The quirky game show has had a few iterations since debuting in 1971, with the basic structure following “pairs of family members across generations” as they take part in “performance and task-based games,” with the ultimate goal of reaching the end to play a conveyor belt that spews out an array of prizes. In addition to Mel and Sue, a panel of celebrity judges will be present to help assign scores and keep the peace, as well. “It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s Mel and Sue doing The Generation Game,” the hosts said in a statement. “We can’t believe it, we are so excited!” A premiere date has yet to be announced. Fingers crossed that PBS will pick it up.
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