Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon are new ‘Robot Wars’ presenters

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The new presenters for BBC Two’s rebooted Robot Wars have been revealed.

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon will present the brand new season, with Jonathan Pearce returning as commentator.

BBC Two announced last month that Robot Wars will return for six 60-minute episodes, featuring “more robots, more battles and more science than ever before.”

The game show launched in BBC Two in February 1998 and later aired on Channel 5 until March 2004.

Robot Wars was previously hosted by Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, alongside Philippa Forrester, Julia Reed and Jayne Middlemiss.

Robot Wars Craig Charles

Dara O Briain commented: “I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars. For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer. It’s war, and how I love it so.”

Angela Scanlon added: “I’m so excited to be joining such a legendary show that, after all this time, still manages to make people squeal with joy. I cannot wait to see the robots in all their metallic glory playfully destroying each other!”

Jonathan Pearce said: “Robot Wars is an immensely enjoyable programme to commentate on. I am delighted to be involved and back among the cut and thrust of the robot battles. ACTIVATE!”

The show’s new logo has also been unveiled.

Robot Wars

Executive producer Andrew Robertson commented: “The logo totally encapsulates everything that is new about the series: updated technology, modernised armour, contemporary design and a seismic updated tonal shift from the original series.”

The new season will be filmed at a purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow.

Robot Wars fans can apply to see the battles first hand in the studio audience by contacting lostintv.com; by emailing info@lostintv.com or by calling 0208 5308 100.

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