Rhod Gilbert joins ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ as full-time host

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Never Mind The Buzzcocks will return to BBC Two this autumn with Rhod Gilbert as a brand new permanent host.

The Welsh comedian will join team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus for the comedy pop quiz show’s 28th series.

Gilbert commented: “After my first Buzzcocks in 2009, I was told I was in with a shout to take over as regular host, and now, just five years later, I got the call. It has all happened so fast. Never Mind the Buzzcocks is one of those rare shows that feels like it belongs on our screens. It’s an institution, in a good way. It’s a great honour to be asked to take the reins full time and to hang out with Noel and Phill, and I’m equally excited and nervous about adding my name to those who have hosted it in the past.”

Leon Wilson at Talkback MD added: “It’s a great thrill to welcome Rhod to Britain’s funniest music quiz. As host, he’ll be steering the good ship Buzzcocks through the choppy waters of our guest panellists, hilariously aided and abetted by our brilliant regular team captains and music aficionados Noel and Phill.”

Series 28 begins filming later this year, comprising 13 new half-hour episodes.

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