The Weakest Link is back with a new face and a new time slot – and Anne Robinson has passed her verdict!
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan will be the new host for the BBC show when it makes its highly anticipated comeback.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new series!
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Weakest Link Return – Who is Hosting?
Romesh Ranganathan will host the reboot of The Weakest Link on BBC One.
He will replace the previous hostess Anne Robinson.
While Anne is known for her acidic rainfall, we suspect comedian Romesh will take a gentler approach.
Romesh, 43, is a stand-up comedian, presenter, and actor.
TV viewers know him from The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.
He often appears on TV comedy panel shows including A League of Its Own, The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats Counts Countdown, Would I Lie To You? and I have news for you.
Before watching TV, he worked as a math teacher!
When did Weakest Link first air and why did it end?
The Weakest Link was a BBC show that ran from 2000 to 2012.
There was also a charity special in 2017.
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Why did Anne Robinson leave?
As the show ended, Anne told the Guardian, “When television is about longevity, it’s about knowing what to take and what to refuse and what to stop.
“It’s often about what you shouldn’t do anymore.”
She denied rumors that her exit was due to a pay dispute.
Anne insisted, “My fee was not cut. I said I’ll do 10 years and then because we went to [BBC] Scotland and they were brilliant, I did a year more than I planned. “
The BBC said it would not bring any new episodes back online after she left.
Anne co-hosted the US version until she was canceled after two seasons.
When will it come back and how can I see it?
After a 10 year hiatus from our screens, the quick general knowledge quiz returns as a prime-time Saturday night show.
Filming will begin soon in Glasgow, with the 12 episodes airing on BBC One later that year.
Watch this room!
Weakest link on BBC One with Romesh Ranganathan
In the new, relaunched version of Weakest Link, celebrities will participate instead of members of the public.
The famous participants want to raise money for their favorite charities.
Candidates who are eliminated at the end of each round are said, as before, the cutting words: “You are the weakest link – goodbye.”
Ultimately, there are only two celebs left for the head-to-head finale.
Comic Romesh said, “It’s an honor to be asked what basically a television institution is on our screens.
“Anne was a great host and to follow in her footsteps is a terrifying privilege.
“I hope we’ve found a way to both keep the show’s fans happy and attract new audiences.
“If not, accept this as my apology.”
Weakest Link will return on BBC One later in 2021.
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