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The Crystal Maze is coming back and you could be in it


Jurassic World, TFI Friday, Blur, every single current dance track - the 90s revival was already well under way, but now comes possibly the finest news of all: The Crystal Maze is making a comeback.

However, it won't be coming back to your TV screens; instead it is going to be a "live and immersive interactive experience". An intriguing website, crystal-maze.com has been set up, where potential contestants can register their interest. There's also been three images posted on a Crystal Maze Instagram account; one of which reveals, via a hashtag, that the event will be based in London and that the producers "have a maze to build...".

There's a blueprint, an "artist's impression of things to come" and a photo of an 'updated uniform' - if we got one of those, we'd never take it off.

Crystal Maze

For the unititiated, The Crystal Maze was a much-loved puzzle-solving game show, taking place on an elaborate set the size of two football pitches, which cost £250,000 to build and featured various themed zones. Initially hosted by Richard O'Brien, who had a love of harmonica playing during particularly tense moments, and latterly by Ed Tudor-Pole, it ran from 1990 to 1995 and, at its height, was Channel 4's most-watched show - yes, even more than Countdown. And everyone - everyone - had a foolproof method worked out for collecting the gold tokens during the show's finale, inside the crystal dome.

Take a look at the images below, as well as an amazing video compilation of Richard O'Brien saying "will you start the fans please", as well as that brilliant theme tune.

Crystal Maze
Crystal Maze


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