The BBC notes: "A sell-out sensation at the Edinburgh Festival every year from 2005-2012, Rhod is a hugely successful stand-up comedian - his debut live DVD, released in 2009, was that year's fastest selling debut stand-up DVD. Rhod's wealth of music and comedy knowledge and his experience of guest hosting on Buzzcocks will also stand him in good stead with the powerhouse panel."
Rhod Gilbert himself says: "After my first Buzzcocks in 2009, I was told I was in with a shout to take over as regular host, and now, just five years later, I got the call. It has all happened so fast. Never Mind The Buzzcocks is one of those rare shows that feels like it belongs on our screens.
"It's an institution, in a good way. It's a great honour to be asked to take the reins full time and to hang out with Noel and Phill, and I'm equally excited and nervous about adding my name to those who have hosted it in the past."
The next series - Series 28 - will be made up of 13 episodes.
Leon Wilson from production company Talkback comments: "It's a great thrill to welcome Rhod to Britain's funniest music quiz. As host, he'll be steering the good ship Buzzcocks through the choppy waters of our guest panellists, hilariously aided and abetted by our brilliant regular team captains and music aficionados Noel and Phill."
Rhod Gilbert is currently filming a new series of his hit BBC Wales show, Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience, in which he tries out other careers. This week he is filming with the RAF in Angelsea as he learns how to fly a fighter jet.
Rhod Gilbert has guest hosted the music quiz twice in the past - once in Series 23 and once in Series 25. Here's a video of him hosting the show last time: