Clive will be the fifth host of the BBC’s popular quiz show which marks its 50th anniversary next year.
The BBC has now confirmed that Mastermind returns Monday 23rd August at 7:30pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.
Clive Myrie says: “What a privilege it is to take on this new role. Mastermind with Magnus Magnusson formed the backdrop to my youth, and now to be at the helm is a dream come true. I’m excited and can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Kate Phillips, BBC’s Director of Entertainment says: “Clive will be a superb host, witty, wise and with a wicked sense of humour, he’s a consummate interrogator who also understands the fear involved when facing a barrage of questions in the spotlight.”
Jimmy Mulville, Hat Trick Productions and David Young, Hindsight Productions say: “Clive was always at the top of our list to step into the host’s shoes, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he is going to lead us into a new era of this iconic show.”