Formula One's Suzi Perry to host Airheads

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Suzi Perry

Suzi Perry

New robot show Airheads will be hosted by Formula One presenter Suzi Perry and replace Top Gears on BBC2 on Sunday nights

Suzi Perry will host new robot show 'Airheads'.

The BBC's Formula 1 presenter has been signed by TV bosses to front the 'Robot Wars'-style program that will feature drones in battle and take over Top Gear's traditional slot in the BBC Two schedule on Sunday nights.

Suzi is joined by co-hosts Andrew Maxwell, a stand-up comedian and Ski Sunday commentator Ed Leigh on the show, which is reportedly hoping to appeal to 'Top Gear' fans and tech lovers alike.

The trio will present challenges that require three technical teams to build and show off their flying machine creations, before battling it out in a series of aerial challenges - one of which will be to blow up a building.

'Airheads' draws inspiration from the late 90s classic TV game show 'Robot Wars' which was hosted by axed 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson in 1998 and former 'Coronation Street' actor Craig Charles from 1998 to 2004. The new format will be shot on location as well as in the studio.

Graham Norton's company So Television is making the program which is just one of a number of new entertainment shows being commissioned by the broadcaster.

BBC Entertainment commissioning editor Alan Tyler told The Guardian newspaper: "We are delighted to be working with producers across the UK to bring such a terrific range of both new and much loved entertainment programmes to our audiences across all our channels. These commissions are another sign of the BBC's commitment to producing top quality programmes from around the country."

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