Weakest Link Returns to BBC One with New Host


Weakest Link is coming back to prime time on BBC One with Romesh Ranganathan taking the reins as host.

Made by BBC Studios Entertainment, each episode of Weakest Link will see celebrity contestants answering general knowledge questions. When only two remain, they’ll play head-to-head to determine the winner.

The U.K. version, which made its debut back in 2000, last aired in 2017 with a special charity episode in aid of Children in Need. The new series will be filmed in Glasgow, with broadcast details and celebrity contestants being announced in due course.

Ranganathan said: “It’s an honor to be asked to bring what is basically a TV institution back to our screens. Anne was an amazing host and to step into her shoes is an anxiety-inducing privilege. I’m hoping we’ve found a way to make both the fans of the show happy as well as bringing a new audience to it. If not, accept this as my apology.”

Kate Phillips, director of entertainment at BBC, said: “Weakest Link has always been a firm favorite with audiences and Anne Robinson was a terrific and formidable host. I can’t wait to see Romesh bring his own unique style of presenting to one of TV’s most memorable roles.”

Suzy Lamb, managing director, entertainment and music, BBC Studios Productions, said: “It’s hugely exciting to be bringing back one of the world’s most successful quiz shows to BBC One. Anne was a brilliant host for many years, and with Romesh taking the reins, it’s going to be incredibly funny and as fiery as ever. The team can’t wait to get started.”