The first episode of the rebooted Generation Game will feature a tribute to the late Sir Bruce Forsyth.
A show source said the tribute will feature Bruce himself ‘handing over the reigns’ to the popular television show, and Bruce is set to ‘feature on screen’.
The veteran entertainner hosted the original series of The Generation Game between 1971 and 1977, and again from 1990 to 1994.
The show is returning to the BBC for a four-part series and will be hosted by Mel and Sue from The Great British Bake Off, reuniting the pair on screen.
‘The final details haven’t been ironed out but it’s going to be a touching moment, a big tribute to the man who started it all,’ the source explained to The Sun.
The Generation Game is a game show where two generations from different families fight it out against each other for a set of prizes. It is fondly remembered for the final memory test challenge, where contestants keep everything they can remember that passes them on a conveyor belt.
The show has long been due a return to the prime time; Miranda Hart had been slated to return the show to the fore in 2015, but she pulled out of the relaunch.
There have been various editions of the show pop up throughout the years. Graham Norton hosted a one-off special edition in 2005 and Vernon Kay did a similar thing for Comic Relief in 2011.
The show wrapped for good in 2002, and had been presented by Jim Davidson ever since Brucey left for the final time in 1994.