Vernon Kay to host Through The Keyhole

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2011
Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay has signed up to host a new version of 'Through The Keyhole' alongside Paul O' Grady

Vernon Kay has signed up to host a new version of 'Through The Keyhole'.

The 'All-Star Family Fortunes' presenter is set to team up with chat show host Paul O' Grady for the series, in which he will take on the role made famous by Loyd Grossman and snoop around celebrities' homes for clues.

A source said: "Vernon and Paul are the top choices to reinvigorate the show. The whole programme had become stuffy and looked and felt dated. This time there will be a lavish studio, amazing celeb houses and a real sense of fun."

The much-loved show has also undergone a make-over to appeal to younger viewers.

Freemantle Media's chief Trish Kinane told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was the first game show to celebrate celebrity culture, and there is now a new generation of celebrities all over the world who are eager to take part."

'Through The Keyhole' launched on ITV in 1987 where it was presented by Sir David Frost, who challenged contestants to guess the homeowners' identity.

Although it then moved to Sky, it last aired on BBC in 2008.

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