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It’s official! Dara O Briain to present BBC Robot Wars reboot

When we found out that Robot Wars was returning to screens, we were overjoyed. But the question remained: Who will present it?

The BBC has dropped a boatload of new information about the upcoming Robot Wars reboot, including the cast (humans, not robots).

It turns out that Irish comedian Dara O Briain will be presenting the show, alongside Irish broadcaster and journalist Angela Scanlon.

O Briain currently hosts a number of TV shows including Mock the Week, The Panel, and The Apprentice: You’re Fired! Scanlon, meanwhile, is the digital host for The Voice UK, and has presented a number of BBC and RTE programmes.

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Dara even gave us a little teaser of a possible presenting style for the show:

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What’s more, the BBC also confirmed that Jonathan Pearce would be returning to the series as commentator.

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And to whet your appetite further, here’s a brand new sneak peek of the show, courtesy of the Beeb:

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Related: Best Robot Wars robots ever

Sufficiently excited? Great. Because you can already apply to be part of the studio audience:

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And last, but not least, here’s the new logo for Robot Wars:

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Robot Wars was confirmed to be returning to screens last month, and is set to land as a six-part series on BBC Two.

The original show ran from February 1998 to February 2001, then October 2001 to February 2003, on the BBC. It also had a brief stint on Channel 5 from November 2003 until March 2004.

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