The BBC has announced its presenting team for the revival of Robot Wars it announced recently, and there's bad news for fans of 1990s variable tone shouting -- there's no Craig Charles.
We've read the announcement from the BBC several times now, and the only names mentioned are Dara Ó Briain (presenter) and Angela Scanlon (another presenter) and Jonathan Pearce ("legendary commentator"), plus loads of production people.
The BBC says the series will be shot in a "purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow," with the production team promising we'll see "more robots, more battles and more science" in the six-part reboot.
Dara Ó Briain said: "I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars. For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer. It's war, and how I love it so."
We looked Angela Scanlon up on the internet. Her key words are "hair," "husband" and "leather." She should do well with the trolls then. [BBC]