The Weakest Link could be set for a return with a celebrity series

Anne Robinson

The Weakest Link could be set for a return to TV with a celebrity series.

The classic quiz show, fronted by Anne Robinson, aired for more than a decade between 2000 and 2012.

Now five years since it was last on air, the BBC is reportedly working on a new one-off special for Children In Need this year and a potential full series for 2018.

“The Weakest Link was one of the most exciting and original quizzes in television history, and left a huge void when it came off air," a source said today. “Nothing has really replaced it so the prospect of its return is really exciting."

They claimed to The Sun newspaper: “But instead of being a teatime format, the 2018 version will be a primetime Saturday night series.

“This time around, it will be celebrities at the helm which will really give it a fresh and fun new feel."

Anne Robinson is tipped to reprise her role as quizmaster and told the newspaper: "I've been chatting to the BBC Controller of Entertainment, who has had the idea of reviving the show.

"Who knows? I'm a bit on the old side for television and I can't bake cakes. But I'm quite good at marinating my tongue in acid."

A spokesperson for the BBC commented on the report: "Plans for this year's exciting BBC Children in Need programming will be announced in due course."

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