Next challenge? Bring back Treasure Hunt


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TV presenter Anneka Rice is calling for the return of her Eighties gameshow favourite Treasure Hunt to our screens. But she's not suggesting getting back into the jumpsuit, rather getting a new host for the clue-solving show (it briefly reappeared in 2002, too).

One teatime classic that is already set to return is Blockbusters, now with Simon Mayo. A good start – but we want more old gameshows. How about The Crystal Maze? It would be hard to match Richard O'Brien's mad-eyed charisma, but perhaps Chris Tarrant could give it a whirl? And let's bring back Stars in Their Eyes, this time with Ben Shephard. He's hosted The Xtra Factor and Soapstar Superstar so we know he's good for terrible TV karaoke. Then there's Jim'll Fix It – the show ran a Christmas special in honour of the late Sir Jimmy Savile hosted by Shane Richie. Although maybe an even newer version could fix it so that there'd be a less irksome presenter...