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But to be honest, it's probably for the best.
Written by Rob Gilroy. Giggle Beats, 28th May 2015
After 19 years, 28 series, 255 episodes, dozens of specials and the usual suspects thrashing around in a pile of freshly milked bile each week, the BBC has finally, finally, finally pulled the plug on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Hurrah for that. As far as many of us are concerned, the demise of this spiteful, puerile, sexist panel show cannot come a moment too soon.
Written by Jan Moir. The Daily Mail, 28th May 2015
Never Mind the Buzzcocks might have come to an end, but it has left us with some brilliant evidence of musicians and celebrities behaving badly.
Written by Jonathan McAloon. The Telegraph, 26th May 2015
As the BBC axes the music show after 20 years, here are some of its best bits - from Huey Morgan's mug-smashing to Lorraine Kelly spanking Noel Fielding.
Written by John Plunkett. The Guardian, 26th May 2015
As Never Mind the Buzzcocks gets the chop, Huw Fullerton wishes they wouldn't stop the music.
Written by Huw Fullerton. The Radio Times, 26th May 2015
Never Mind The Buzzcocks has entered it's 28th series and what could possibly make this all-inclusive and sharp-witted musical-based panel show any better? Rhod Gilbert, that's what.
Written by Becca Moody. Moody Comedy, 16th December 2014
Phill Jupitus, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert share their karaoke songs, the music they make love to and the bands that defined their teenage years.
Written by Claire Webb and Ellie Austin. The Radio Times, 28th October 2014
A short interview with Rhod Gilbert.
Written by Rhod Gilbert. BBC TV Blog, 6th October 2014
After five series of guests in the hot seat, Never Mind The Buzzcocks finally has a permanent host again - and it seems he's gone down pretty well.
Written by Daniella Graham. Metro, 30th September 2014
At last, Buzzcocks has a permanent host. For too long we've been adrift on a choppy sea of guest hosts where for every swell like Terry Wogan or Adam Buxton who could make the show their own, there have been troughs of forgettable faces.
It feels like we've had guest hosts on Never Mind the Buzzcocks forever, but that's about to change. Yup, we have a new - permanent - host, and it's none other than comedian Rhod Gilbert.
Written by Catriona Wightman. Digital Spy, 29th September 2014
Despite rock'n'roll being at a bit of a low ebb pop-culturally, the music quiz show forged in the ashes of Britpop still endures, and for this new series now has a new permanent host in Rhod Gilbert. His astonished goofiness is rather different to the acid snark of Mark Lamarr and Simon Amstell before him, but there's no shortage of whipping boys for potential lampooning: both Professor Green and the 1975's Matt Healy will no doubt have their mickey not so much taken as kidnapped in this opening episode.
The Carmarthen comedian is the new regular host of the long-running music quiz, but it's not the only thing keeping him busy...
Wales Online, 24th September 2014
Noel Fielding manages to survive by being a permachild, maybe Phill Jupitus has a large mortgage to service or the BBC is holding a member of his family hostage.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 16th December 2013
It's fair to say that Jack Whitehall is having a moment. As well as Fresh Meat, Bad Education and his new Backchat series co-hosted with his dad, Jack Whitehall was the latest host on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on Monday. And a fine job he did, too.
Written by Charlotte Gunnell. Metro, 20th November 2013
It had become a yearly ritual. And one that was becoming all the more tiresome...
Written by Marc Ollington. The Huffington Post, 8th November 2013
The show needs a whole new lead team - a good regular presenter and two new team captains. Right now, it's becoming an irrelevance and missing an episode really doesn't matter any more.
Written by Colin Polonowski. The Digital Fix, 6th November 2013
John Hannah brings the cheeky wit and mildly pervy grin he displayed in Spartacus and A Touch Of Cloth to bear as he acts as guest host to the opening round of the 27th series of the pop quiz institution. Yes, that's 27 series of impossible-to- guess hummed intros, impossible-to-identify crinkly looking drummers from 1980s one-hit wonders and impossibly lame jokes from Phill Jupitus. Who probably hasn't been in it from the start but, who knows, we're darned if we can remember that far back. Tonight, Aluna Francis of electro-pop duo AlunaGeorge, dance duo Basement Jaxx and comedian James Acaster are effortlessly upstaged by Noel Fielding.
Alex James is to host What A Load Of Buzzcocks, which will look back at musical history though Buzzcocks' critical eye.
Metro, 13th May 2013
The Buzzcocks producers atone slightly for BBC2's achingly silly decision to cancel Shooting Stars: Bob Mortimer is your host for the seasonal edition of this still-funny music quiz. You can expect... actually, I've no idea what you can expect from Mortimer, that's why he's such a good pick. Captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding, are joined by drum 'n' bass producer DJ Fresh, Melanie C from the Spice Girls, Him & Her star Russell Tovey and comedian Joey Page.
Jack Seale, Radio Times, 22nd December 2012
Another series of music-based panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks began this week. It's the 26th series, and it has to be said it's starting to show...
Series 26, episode one: team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are back in their chairs for more rude pop-based quizzing. In the presenter's seat - still without a regular occupant since the peerless Simon Amstell resigned - is Kathy Burke. Her excellent comedy Walking and Talking showed she knows and loves her pop music, at least if it was released in 1979. Among the guests are Fazer from N-Dubz and surprise Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford.
Jack Seale, Radio Times, 24th September 2012
A best-of compilation proving that this has been yet another strong series. Your hosts include Tinie Tempah, who was confident enough not to try to be funny all the time, but was funny when he did try; and James Blunt, who was even more confident in that he did try to be funny all the time, and was. At one point Blunt had Phill Jupitus doubled over laughing at a naughty joke about the Pussycat Dolls. We can only hope Blunt devotes more and more of his time to comedy.
Jack Seale, Radio Times, 29th December 2011
Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been through many phases in its long life. There were the early Lamarr years when the laughs didn't come so thick and fast, but it did feel passionate about music. There were the Amstell years, when the jokes may have become increasingly abusive, but they were damned funny. And then there are the guest host years, where the show is about...well, what IS the show about these days?
Such Small Portions, 10th November 2011
Singer Will Young tries to be So Macho - dressed in all yellow as 1980s pop star Sinitta.
The Sun, 31st October 2011