Takeshi’s Castle is coming back to TV – and Jonathan Ross is doing the voiceover

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Takeshi’s Castle is returning to TV with Jonathan Ross doing the voiceover.

The cult game show, which saw contestants tackle a number of ridiculous obstacles in a bid to get closer to the castle, first hit television screens in the UK in 2002.

 Takeshi Castle is set to return to TV

Takeshi Castle is set to return to TV

It ran for six successful series before it made a one-off return in 2013 for a special episode.

Fans have been begging bosses to bring it back ever since as it was such a viewer favourite and now it looks like their wishes have been granted as Comedy Central has agreed to revive it for a new series.

Louise Holmes, Comedy Central UK’s Vice President, said: “‘Takeshi’s Castle’ is the gold standard of physical game shows and we can’t wait to bring the delightful mayhem of this show back to the UK with this new series.

“Jonathan’s comedic brilliance will add a fresh level of funny to this well-loved format for both original fans and hopefully, a whole new generation of ‘Keshi-heads’.”

 Jonathan Ross will be doing the voiceover for the show

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Jonathan Ross will be doing the voiceover for the show
 The show sees contestants tackle a number of ridiculous obstacles in a bid to get closer to the castle

The show sees contestants tackle a number of ridiculous obstacles in a bid to get closer to the castle

Takeshi’s Castle originally aired in Japan in the late 1980s and was adapted for UK audiences two decades later.

It became a cult hit thanks to Red Dwarf star Craig Charles narrating it from 2002 until 2004.

Comedy duo Dick & Dom – known for Dick & Dom in da Bungalowm- then took over commentating duties in 2013, but their presenting skills were heavily slammed by fans.

Although not much is known about the forthcoming series, bosses are hoping that Jonathan’s dulcet tones and quick wit will revive the humour and win back fans.

 The show became a cult hit thanks to the funny antics and voiceover

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The show became a cult hit thanks to the funny antics and voiceover

Since Takeshi Castle has been off air a number of shows have tried to fill it’s hole, including Total Wipeout, which is voiced by Richard Hammond.

Ninja Warrior, hosted by Rochelle Humes, has also been compared to the show, as has new show Cannonball, with Freddie Flintoff.

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