Channel 4 is reportedly looking to bring back iconic gameshow ‘The Crystal Maze’ for a one-off special episode for their annual ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ comedy gala in October. The series was originally fronted by Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien, but now ‘Doctor Who’ star David Tennant is being tipped to host.

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Speaking to, a Channel 4 spokesperson confirmed: "Channel 4 is looking at a special Crystal Maze for Stand Up To Cancer.” However they did not say who was in the running to host the one-off special.

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But according to The Sun Tennant is the favourite to take the reigns for what will be a big-budget celebrity special. A TV insider told the newspaper: “Even two decades after it last aired, there are very few shows that have been as magical and action-packed as 'The Crystal Maze'.

“It is still remembered extremely fondly today. Channel 4 are hoping to tap into that nostalgia and believe viewer will jump at the chance to finally take on the show’s adventurous challenges themselves,” the insider added.

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‘The Crystal Maze’ last aired in 1995, with Ed Tudor-Pole as host. The show featured a different team each week solving a series of complex puzzles inside a maze which contained different themed 'zones'. At its nineties peak it regularly drew between four and six million viewers in the afternoons on Channel 4.