Richard Hammond to host Saturday-night show

The Top Gear star has been announced as the host of new game show Total Wipeout

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Has BBC1 become obsessed with comical, It’s a Knockout!-style game shows? Hole in the Wall, in which contestants in lycra and cycle helmets are pushed into a pool by a foam wall, debuted last month with a middling 3.3m viewers.

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Now Top Gear’s Richard Hammond has signed up to host Total Wipeout, another Saturday-night show in which contestants in lycra and cycle helmets try to complete what the hit US version accurately calls “the most ridiculous obstacle course ever assembled”. The fun starts on BBC1 early next year.