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Crystal Maze 'returns for one-off show'

Richard O'Brien Image copyright PA
Image caption Richard O'Brien originally hosted The Crystal Maze on Channel 4 from 1990-93

Classic 1990s game show The Crystal Maze is set to return for a one-off charity special.

Channel 4 confirmed to BBC News it was "looking at options" for the show, which would form part of its Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser in October.

According to reports, the problem-solving show would feature celebrity contestants, with former Doctor Who star David Tennant tipped to host.

However Channel 4 said it was "premature" to confirm the details.

The Crystal Maze originally ran from 1990-95 and was first hosted by Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien and then Ed Tudor-Pole in its last two years.

It saw members of the public tackle a range of physical, mental, skill and mystery timed challenges across four themed zones.

The format was recently revived as an immersive live experience in London thanks to a crowdfunded project.

Organisers for the The Crystal Maze experience told Buzzfeed the new Channel 4 special would be filmed on their premises.

Image copyright TheCrystalMaze/Instagram
Image caption The Crystal Maze has been revived as an immersive experience in London

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