The Generation Game first look as Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins host new series

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Here's a first look at the brand new series of The Generation Game, set to premiere this weekend.

The Generation Game is back with brand new episodes, bringing celeb guests, big laughs and family fun to BBC One.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins host the much-loved game show, with amazing prizes (and a cuddly toy!) to be won on the legendary conveyor belt.

Four family pairs from different generations battle it out in games including plate spinning, sausage making, pottery, cake decorating, balloon modelling, a vanishing box magic trick, and dancing the Argentine Tango.

Bollywood has also danced its way on to The Generation Game, led by Bollywood dance specialist Naz Choudhury.

 Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, Mel Giedroyc
Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, Mel Giedroyc
Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp

Mel and Sue are also joined by celebrity panellists, including quiz show host Richard Osman, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, comedian Roisin Conaty and presenter Melvin Odoom.

Plus there will be special appearances from Basil Brush and surprise guests!

The start date for The Generation Game's 2018 reboot has now been announced as 8pm on Easter Sunday, April 1 on BBC One.

Speaking about taking over the legendary series, Mel said: "It’s a privilege.

"This is one of the most cherished entertainment shows of all time and we don’t take that lightly."

Sue agreed: "We’ve stayed true to the spirit of the original - we meet great families and we try to give them the best night of their lives."

She continued: "We grew up with Brucie, and they don’t make them like that anymore.

Andrew Van Buren, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc
Andrew Van Buren, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

"He was the only entertainer we can think of who not only had a catchphrase, but a personalised silhouette - that bent leg, fist to forehead stance."

Mel added: "As soon as you saw that, you knew you were in for a good night. He was a one off, a legend and an utter gentleman."

The Generation Game airs from Sunday, April 1 on BBC One at 8PM.

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