Price is Right bringing back popular games

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 November 2017
Alan Carr

Alan Carr

Alan Carr's 'Price is Right' revival will feature the show's most popular games, such as Cliffhanger and the Big Wheel

Alan Carr's 'Price is Right' revival will feature the show's most popular games.

The 41-year-old presenter will front a "Christmas entertainment extravaganza" when he brings the well-loved show - which originally broadcast in the UK in 1984 - to Channel 4 over the festive season, and fans will be delighted to see old favourite challenged such as Cliffhanger and the Big Wheel.

A Channel 4 source told The Sun newspaper: "Bosses want all the nostalgia of the show's previous versions and they hope keeping the old games in will help with that."

Alan recently admitted he is delighted to have been chosen to host the game show -

which sees contestants try to win cash and prizes by guessing the prices of household items in a variety of different games - because he loved watching it when he was younger.

He said: "I'm so excited to be the new host of 'The Price Is Right'.

"It's proper bucket list territory for me as I loved it when I was growing up and now for me to be at the helm of such a ­legendary show is a dream come true.

"It just leaves me with one thing to say . . . come on down!"

The programme is the world's longest-running game show, as it first aired in the US in 1956, with the UK edition starting in 1984.

Leslie was the original British host, but news presenter Bob Warman took over in 1989 when the show moved from ITV to Sky 1.

In 1995, when the programme moved back to ITV, Bruce returned as host until 2001.

Joe Pasquale took the helm when ITV revived the contest in 2006, but it was cancelled after just a year because of disappointing viewing figures.

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