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Jessica Hynes and Adam Buxton guest star in The Crystal Maze

Monday 12th June 2017, 10:59am

The Crystal Maze. Adam Buxton. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation.

Puzzle-based game show The Crystal Maze is back on TV this month and it has now been revealed that comedy stars Adam Buxton and Jessica Hynes make cameo appearances in the show.

The revived series sees teams of five contestants navigate the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic zones before facing the fans in the iconic Crystal Dome. On their journey through the maze, lead by new host Richard Ayoade, the adventurers will encounter fiendish challenges and some interesting surprises.

Richard Ayoade. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation.

In the Futuristic Zone, contestants will come face to face with Jarhead, played by Adam Buxton. Jarhead's game sees one player answer a trio of riddles, which if correctly solved, will allow Jarhead to use his mind to release an all-important crystal for the team.

The Crystal Maze. Adam Buxton. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation.

Meanwhile, the Medieval Zone is guarded by The Knight, played by W1A star Jessica Hynes. Will they be able to get past her to take on the Medieval Zone challenges?

The Crystal Maze. Jessica Hynes. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation.

The new series of The Crystal Maze kicks off on Channel 4 on Friday 23rd June at 9pm. The first team to take on the maze will be celebrity contestants Ore Oduba, Vicky Pattison, Alex Brooker, Lydia Bright and Louie Spence, raising funds for Stand Up To Cancer.

The Crystal Maze. Image shows from L to R: Ore Oduba, Vicky Pattison, Richard Ayoade, Alex Brooker, Lydia Rose Bright, Louie Spence. Copyright: Channel 4 Television Corporation.

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