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In its annual plan - published today - the BBC have confirmed that The Weakest Link will be returning to BBC One later this year after a successful reboot in 2021.

Romesh Ranganathan continues as host, seeing the celebrities do all they can to try and avoid elimination and emerge victorious, all in aid of their favourite charities.

Each episode of Weakest Link will see celebrity contestants answering general knowledge questions before only two remain and play head to head to determine the winner.

Since making its debut in 2000, Weakest Link went on to become one of the BBC's most successful international franchises, with versions of the show airing in over 100 countries across the globe. Before the 2021 reboot, the UK version last aired in 2017, with a special charity episode in aid of Children In Need.

Commenting on the first series, Romesh said: “It’s an honour to be asked to bring what is basically a TV institution back to our screens. Anne was an amazing host and to step into her shoes is an anxiety inducing privilege. I’m hoping we’ve found a way to make both the fans of the show happy as well as bringing a new audience to it. If not, accept this as my apology.”

The Weakest Link returns later this year on BBC One and iPlayer. Previous episodes available to view on BBC iPlayer.


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