Check out the first picture of Stephen Merchant as host of ‘The Crystal Maze’

The show's one-off charity special airs on Channel 4 in mid-October

Channel 4 has shared the first picture from its upcoming Crystal Maze charity special hosted by Stephen Merchant.

Merchant, sporting a shaved head in a nod to the show’s original host Richard O’Brien, will be joined in the one-off revival episode by celebrity contestants Sara Cox, Josh Widdicombe, Rio Ferdinand, Michelle Keegan and Sara Cox.

Channel 4 shared the picture of the full cast on Twitter earlier today (October 5).

The Crystal Maze special will air on Sunday, October 16 at 9pm as part of Channel 4’s annual Stand Up To Cancer campaign. The creative team behind the episode have said that if it proves popular, a full series could follow.

“As a huge fan of the original series, I’m honoured to support Stand Up To Cancer by hosting this one-off edition of The Crystal Maze,” Merchant said recently. “Richard O’Brien and Ed Tudor-Pole leave big shoes to fill, but I have size 14 feet, so I’ll do my best.”

The Channel 4 show originally ran for 83 episodes between 1990 and 1995, with the first four series hosted by Richard O’Brien, creator of The Rocky Horror Show, and the final two steered by Tenpole Tudor frontman Edward Tudor-Pole.

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