Rhod Gilbert is new Never Mind The Buzzcocks host
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 July 2014
Comedian Rhod Gilbert has been named as the 'Nevermind The Buzzcocks' host, and he will join regular panelists Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus for the music quiz show's next series later this year
Rhod Gilbert has been confirmed as the new host of 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'.
The 45-year-old comedian - who has presented the humorous music quiz show in the past - will become the programme's new front man for its next series as he joins regulars Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus on the panel.
He joked: "After my first 'Buzzcocks' in 2009, I was told I was in with a shout to take over as regular host, and now, just five years later, I got the call. It has all happened so fast.
"'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' is one of those rare shows that feels like it belongs on our screens - it's an institution, in a good way.
"It's a great honour to be asked to take the reins full time and to hang out with Noel and Phill, and I'm equally excited and nervous about adding my name to those who have hosted it in the past."
Rhod will become the first regular presenter since 2009 when he takes over this autumn, with the show featuring guest hosts for the last five years.
Mark Linsey - BBC's controller of entertainment commissioning - described the comedian as "the perfect" fit.
He said: "Rhod is the perfect host for Buzzcocks. He has great knowledge of music and fantastic comedy talent that will brilliantly complement Noel and Phill."