Never Mind The Buzzcocks is returning with Noel Fielding

Never Mind The Buzzcocks is officially making a comeback to television screens later this year. This is not a drill.

Noel Fielding will be stepping back into his role as team captain for the reprised comedy show, which has been commissioned for a new eight-episode series on Sky and NOW.

This Country’s Daisy May Cooper will be going head to head with the Great British Bake Off presenter, while Greg Davies has been announced as host and stand-up comic Jamali Maddix will serve as a regular guest.

The remaining celebrity guests will be revealed in due course.

On top of the new episodes, fans will also be treated to a Christmas special.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks originally aired between 1996 and 2015 and was first hosted by Mark Lamarr, then by Simon Amstell, and later by a number of guest presenters, with Rhod Gilbert hosting the final series.

 Phil Jupitis and Bill Bailey were the original team captains.

On 26 May 2015, it was announced that the BBC had decided not to re-commission the show, in order to ‘create space for new entertainment formats’.

However, after many years of pleas for its return from fans, Sky and NOW stepped up to get it back on air.

Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones said Never Mind The Buzzcocks is ‘one of those truly iconic shows’ and said the show’s return is ‘a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere.’

Kate Edmunds, Director of Programmes for Talkback, continued: ‘We’re over the moon that Sky has made the very wise decision to reboot our beloved Buzzcocks.

‘Musicians, stand down, we hear your deafening cries for some long-overdue attention.’

Never Mind The Buzzcocks is set to return in the autumn to Sky and NOW.

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