Channel 4 'wants David Tennant to host a revival of The Crystal Maze'

Classic gameshow will apparently return for this year's Stand Up To Cancer campaign

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Telly's current trend of bringing back old shows looks set to continue - as Channel 4 is reportedly after David Tennant to host a revival of The Crystal Maze.

The much-loved gameshow originally ran between 1990 and 1995, with Richard O'Brien and later Ed Tudor-Pole as its hosts.

Contestants had to navigate their way through four themed zones to secure crystals, which gave them more time to play the final challenge in the Crystal Dome.

According to The Sun, C4 bosses are planning to bring it back for a one-off special later this year as part of the Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign - and they want Doctor Who actor David Tennant to host it.

As usual with these things, if it's a ratings hit a full series is likely to follow.

"Even two decades after it last aired, there are very few shows that have been as magical and action-packed as The Crystal Maze," a source said.

"It is still remembered extremely fondly today. Channel 4 are hoping to tap into that nostalgia."

The Crystal Maze has already been resurrected this year as a live event in London, which was successfully crowdfunded through Indiegogo.

The news comes amid a growing trend for revivals of classic TV shows, involving all four of the major broadcasters.

Channel 4 previously brought back TFI Friday, while ITV is about to premiere a new series of drama Cold Feet - and last week announced a new Blankety Blank special hosted by David Walliams.

New versions of iconic sitcoms Porridge and Are You Being Served? aired on the BBC at the weekend, while Channel 5 has hinted that it's planning to revisit some of its most popular shows next year to mark its 20th anniversary.

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