Television has officially run out of ideas as Noel Edmonds House Party is tipped to return to screens after almost twenty years.
The show was a hit for the BBC back in the 1990s where ratings peaked at 15 million viewers after the show launched in 1991.
The show – set in the fictional village, Crinkly Bottom – introduced the world to Mr Blobby but was axed in 1999 when viewership dropped to 8 million.
And despite absolutely no one mourning it’s absence, it would seem show host Noel, 69, is convinced that the way forward for weekend entertainment is to go backwards as he is drumming up plans to pitch a relaunch of the show.
“Noel is involved in planning a pitch,” a TV source told The Sun.
He’s open to the show being modernised, but the basic format worked – what’ why it’s so fondly remembered,” the source continued.
Noel, of course, will be looking for work after his Channel 4 game show, Deal or No Deal, was axed in 2016.
Following the disastrous relaunch of The Generation Game, it might be ill advised for the BBC to walk back to memory lane for another long-dead format relaunch.
The Generation Game – which originally ran on and off from 1971 to 2002 – was slammed by critics and viewers alike when it was revived this month.
The show – which was tipped for four episodes but only aired two – lost 2 million viewers after it returned to screens on April 1st.