If you're old enough to remember Sir Patrick Moore looming forward at you from your tiny little TV, peering through his monocle and critiquing terrified gamers on their techniques, then you'll know what an iconic role he played in the cult show which first aired in on Channel 4 in 1992.
And today superfans will be delighted to hear that E4 has announced the face of the GamesMaster in its new series will be Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.
Taking on the iconic role originally filled by Sir Patrick Moore when GamesMaster returns later this year, Sir Trevor McDonald will assume the vital duties of setting up gaming’s most amazing challenges to the contenders and as the all-knowing GamesMaster, he’ll watch over competitors as they compete in virtual battles across a range of games, trying everything in their power to claim a legendary Golden Joystick Trophy.
Sir Trevor McDonald said: “I am delighted to be taking on this iconic role for a new generation of viewers.”
And GamesMaster fans seem pleased too with one Tweeting in response to the news:
"Trevor McDonald is the most unexpected choice to replace Patrick Moore as GamesMaster, but my word - What a perfect fit. Can't wait to see how this turns out."
Last month, E4 also confirmed that the all-new presenting line-up for the series would be led by Robert Florence, who will serve as creative consultant on the show with esports and gaming host, Frankie Ward and newcomer Ty Logan joining as co-hosts.
Florence is a writer, actor and presenter who has written and starred in a range of BBC comedies, including Burnistoun and The Scotts, as well as computer games show, VideoGaiden. He is also one half of the UK’s longest running online videogame review show, Consolevania.
Co- host, Frankie Ward is an established face in esports, known for desk and stage hosting, as well as interviewing players across numerous game titles. This is Ty Logan’s first broadcast presenting credit, after being named earlier this year as one of E4’s faces of the future. Ty is passionate about gaming, representing the casual gamers out there and ready to thrash anyone at FIFA.
We'll bring you more information on the launch date when we can.
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