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”.
Apparently it's 100 per cent cert I am doing Gen Game. First I've heard of it. Mulling some ideas about it might be more accurate.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, 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.
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