Robot Wars is officially making a comeback

Let the wars begin!

Jess Denham
Wednesday 13 January 2016 12:49
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Robot Wars originally aired from 1998 until 2003
Robot Wars originally aired from 1998 until 2003

It’s finally time to let the wars begin again. That’s right, your favourite childhood TV gameshow, Robot Wars, is making a comeback.

BBC Two have revealed plans for a six-part revival in a “literally bullet-proof arena” in Glasgow later this year, in news that is sure to spark some kind of mass nerd riot.

The amateur-built robots will do battle in a knock-out competition in front of a live audience just as they do in the original, presented by Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester from 1998 until 2003.

Producers have promised fans more “new and improved” robots, dramatic battles and “extraordinary innovation and power” to put any doubts that the glory of Robot Wars could ever be restored to bed.

“The redeveloped Robot Wars proved compelling - offering a mix of real people, real passion and raw power,” said Alan Tyler, acting controller of entertainment at the BBC, adding that the crowd will be drawn closer to the chaos with state-of-the-art cameras.

“It is fundamentally driven by the eccentricity of the brilliant brains behind the machines.”

It remains unknown whether house robots Shunt and Sir Killalot will be returning, but our fingers and toes are firmly crossed.

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