Rumour has it that Amanda Holden is going to present a new game show based on the Crystal Maze. I can’t tell you how many parts of that sentence are just so. very. wrong.
It’s not just that she is completely the wrong person to continue the tradition of Mazing. It’s that there are reportedly celebrities being lined up to play. And why is it “based on” the game? What tweaks are they going to make to completely ruin it?
I can’t really put it better than this post from Lucy Jones of the Guardian.
Not since Vernon Kay managed to ruin eight game shows (The Price Is Right, Blockbusters, Blankety Blank, The Golden Shot, Name That Tune, Mr & Mrs, Bullseye and Play Your Cards Right ) by presenting Gameshow Marathon in 2007 has our legacy of light entertainment been so traduced.
I had to Google “traduced” but still, I agree. This cannot happen.