Is Miranda Hart going to front a reboot of The Generation Game?

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore thinks she is, but the comedy queen herself isn't so sure...


We might just be about to see comedian and Call the Midwife star Miranda Hart bring back The Generation Game. But then again, we might not…


The 41-year-old self-confessed Generation Game fan, who was connected to rumours of a revival earlier this year, is poised to front a reboot of the Saturday night show, according to BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore. 

“It will be a modern reinvention of the Generation Game. Miranda will bring a very different flavour to it. Her wit and spirit behind it will naturally move it into the modern era. Miranda is brilliant at engaging with people, she loves that interaction. She’ll be brilliant,” Moore said, speaking to The Guardian

But the stand up star herself isn’t quite so sure. In fact, according to Hart, this is the first she’s heard of her new presenting role. Taking to Twitter, Hart downplayed the rumours, throwing Moore’s confirmation into confusion and calling discussions “a few private brainstorms”.

Speaking to, Moor clarified the situation, saying: “We are working closely with Miranda on how a modern day Gen Game would work, whilst she continues to be committed to her work as an exceptional actress. It’s an exciting process.”


Family entertainment show The Generation Game, which was well known for its cuddly toy-laden conveyor belt, has been hosted by the likes of Jim Davidson and Sir Bruce Forsyth in the past. The hit show, which hasn’t been on TV since 2002, first aired in 1971.