Replacing original presenter Richard O’Brien (who has a small prerecorded cameo) is The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, who’s shaved his head and dressed in O’Brien’s style in tribute to the iconic host.
Comedian Josh Widdecombe, actress Michelle Keegan, Radio DJ Sara Cox, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock and footballer Rio Ferdinand will be taking on the skill, physical, mental and mystery challenges, in a departure from the original series which had ordinary members of the public compete rather than celebrities.
The series has been brought back as a one-off special in aid of Channel 4’s annual charity gala Stand Up to Cancer, which sees the broadcaster release a raft of comedy programming designed to encourage viewers to donate to cancer charities.
At the moment this has only been presented as a one-off for Stand Up to Cancer, but considering the renewed public interest after the creation of the interactive experience we wouldn’t be surprised to see more of the Maze on our screens sometime soon.
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