Robot Wars to return for second series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 October 2016
Dara Ó Briain

Dara Ó Briain

'Robot Wars' has been given the go-ahead to return for another series following the success of the last in the summer

'Robot Wars' will return for another series.

The mechanical game show bounded back onto screens in the summer with a brand new format following a 12-year hiatus and, as millions of viewers tuned in to watch Team Apollo claw their way to victory in the gruelling tournament, bosses have decided to bring it back for another six-episode run next year.

Executive producer Andrew Robertson said in a statement: "We're delighted that the first series (of 'Robot Wars') proved such a success and we can't wait to see more amazing teams with the next generation of incredible robots in the arena."

The second series will see Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon return as the hosts as they watch Team Apollo attempt to keep hold of their crown against a new bunch of tin terrors in the show's custom-built arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

Patrick Holland, the channel controller for BBC2, said: "'Robot Wars' is a brilliant BBC2 show, full of passion, specialism and spectacle. I am delighted that Dara and Angela will be once again challenging Britain's finest robot builders to take on the dreaded House Robots."

It's also believed commentator Jonathan Pearce - who voiced the original series from 1998 to 2004 - will return for the new series after he agreed a comeback for this year's installment.

He said at the time: "'Robot Wars' is an immensely enjoyable programme to commentate on.

"I am delighted to be involved and back among the cut and thrust of the robot battles. Activate!"

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