Weakest Link is returning to TV with a new host

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The Weakest Link will return to TV screens later this year for a celebrity series hosted by Romesh Ranganathan.

Off air for a whole decade – excluding charity formats – 12 new episodes are set to be produced with the Ranganation comedian taking over from iconic quizmaster Anne Robinson, who fronted the show for 12 years in total.

"It's an honour to be asked to bring back what is basically a TV institution to our screens," Ranganathan said.

"Anne was an amazing host and to step into her shoes is an anxiety-inducing privilege.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

"I'm hoping we've found a way to make both the fans of the show happy as well as bringing a new audience to it. If not, accept this as my apology."

In case you were wondering, the memorable line: "You are the weakest link - goodbye!" is also said to be returning for the gameshow's reboot.

BBC's Director of Entertainment Kate Phillips added: "Weakest Link has always been a firm favourite with audiences and Anne Robinson was a terrific and formidable host.

"I can't wait to see Romesh bring his own unique style of presenting to one of TV's most memorable roles."

It's been a busy few weeks for Ranganathan, as it was also recently confirmed that he'd landed his own three-part BBC Two docu-series titled The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan.

It will see him look into a number of high-profile deaths, including those of music legends Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur.

He's also been confirmed as the new host of Sky's sports quiz A League of Their Own, having previously served as a regular panellist.

The Weakest Link returns to BBC One later this year.

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