First look at The Generation Game reboot with Mel and Sue

The former Bake Off hosts are back for a brand new version of the classic game show this Easter Sunday – check out the photos from the first of two specials

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The Generation Game is back this Easter, with former Bake Off hosts Mel and Sue taking charge of the famous conveyor belt of prizes.

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New pictures released by the BBC reveals the duo donning silly costumes, spinning plates and generally encouraging chaos among the red and blue teams hoping to get their hands on a cuddly toy.

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Games in the rebooted series, which was regularly watched by 21 million people during the 1970s, include pottery and sausage making challenges and Bollywood dancing.

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Guest star Johnny Vegas checks the contestants’ handiwork on the potter’s wheel, while Spandau Ballet and EastEnders star Martin Kemp also joins the fun.

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Other guests include The Only Way is Essex’s Gemma Collins and James Argent…

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… and kids TV star Basil Brush.

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The Generation Game will air the first of its two specials this Easter Sunday at 8pm on BBC1.

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Mel and Sue were announced as hosts in July 2017 following their departure from The Great British Bake Off.

“It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s MEL AND SUE DOING THE GENERATION GAME!” the said. “We can’t believe it, we are so excited!”

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Bruce Forsyth is The Generation Game’s longest-running presenter, but Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson have also served as hosts. More recently, Graham Norton presented a Christmas special in 2005, while Vernon Kay hosted in 2011 for Comic Relief.