And comedian Richard Ayoade is the host
The Crystal Maze is coming back for a full series, with comedian Richard Ayoade as Maze Master.
Channel 4 has commissioned 20 new episodes of the adventure gameshow, including some celebrity specials for Stand Up to Cancer.
In aid of the charity, The Crystal Maze returned for a one-off in 2016.
Stephen Merchant hosted the 2016 show which featured Sara Cox, Josh Widdicombe and Rio Ferdinand.
Head of Live and Events at Channel 4, Tom Beck spoke of his excitement. “I couldn’t be more pleased and excited that Richard has agreed to become the new Maze Master”. Beck added, “He [Richard] is an inspired choice”.
Richard is best known for playing Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
He has also appeared in The Mighty Boosh, Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace and Nathan Barley
Channel 4 said that commissioning a full series was a “no-brainer” after the success of the one-off special.
Producers are looking for teams of five contestants who want to participate. Anyone can apply to take on the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future zones of the maze.
Channel 4 will soon announce details of how members of the public may apply.
Physical, mental, skill and mystery challenges will all return. Participants will gather crystals to give them time in the Crystal Dome at the end.
The original Crystal Maze designer, James Dillon, will mastermind the new purpose-built maze in Bristol.