Angela Rippon to front new BBC show
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 February 2014
Angela Rippon will front a new game show that puts young people against "some of the UK's most talented pensioners"
Angela Rippon will front a new BBC game show.
The former newsreader and 'Take Me Out' presenter Paddy McGuiness will co-host 'Amazing Greys', which pits young people against "some of the UK's most talented pensioners".
A source told the Sun newspaper:"Each of the Amazing Greys [the pensioners] has an incredible talent they have spent a lifetime perfecting - be it physical, mental or something completely unique to them.
"The contestants will face a maximum of three Amazing Greys. If they can beat two of the three, they will leave with £10,000. If they don't they will leave with nothing."
The format is reminiscent of former BBC game show 'The Generation Game' - famously hosted by Bruce Forsyth in 1971 - which featured four different families pit old against the young in a bid to win prizes.
Angela says she looking forward to the new format and will be encouraging the elder generation throughout the competition.
She said: "The show will celebrate some of the most talented senior citizens and I will be there to cheer them on as they take on the younger contestants."
'Amazing Greys' will air on BBC One in the spring.