Jonathan Ross to commentate on Takeshi's Castle

Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 10:04am

  • Jonathan Ross will commentate on the new series of physical challenge show Takeshi's Castle
  • The hit Thai series will be shown on Comedy Central later this autumn
The Jonathan Ross Show. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Hot Sauce / ITV Studios.

Jonathan Ross has been signed up as the UK narrator for new Thai episodes of hit TV series Takeshi's Castle.

The news was announced as Comedy Central confirmed it had acquired the rights to the physical challenge show.

The channel explains: "The comedic game show, in HD for the first time, was shot on location in Thailand with all new contestants and has been acquired from distributor Bellon Entertainment. It will debut on Comedy Central UK in Autumn 2017 before airing across Comedy Central's international network of more than 33 branded channels, excluding the US, Canada and Japan.

"The format, which features 100 members of the public attempting to tackle a series of crazy obstacles with the ultimate aim of reaching and storming the castle, follows the format of the original TBS hit Takeshi's Castle, which first aired in Japan in 1986, becoming a cult phenomenon on Challenge TV in the UK in 2002 and elsewhere around the globe.

"One of Britain's best known faces and comedians, Jonathan Ross, has been confirmed to provide humorous commentary over the UK episodes."

Louise Holmes from Comedy Central comments: "Takeshi's Castle is the gold standard of physical game shows and we can't wait to bring the delightful mayhem of this show back to the UK with this new series. Jonathan's comedic brilliance will add a fresh level of funny to this well-loved format for both original fans and hopefully, a whole new generation of 'Keshi-heads'."

Takeshi's Castle will be on Comedy Central from Thursday 26th October 2017, at 8pm.

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