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After the phenomenal success of the Stand Up To Cancer special last year, The Crystal Maze is back and it’s bigger and more incredible than ever before!

The show’s original designer, James Dillon has created a brand new 32,500 square foot maze and if you tune in to Channel 4 at 9pm on Friday from 23rd June you’ll finally be able to see inside.

Showing you around will be the new Maze Master, comedian, writer, and director Richard Ayoade. He’s a 21st Century Renaissance man (and precisely the sort of character who’d bristle at this description) but he’s suited, booted, and ready to guide teams of five intrepid adventurers on their epic crystal-gathering missions.

For fans of the original series, the zones that play host to these adventures will be very familiar: Aztec, Industrial, Medieval and a completely re-imagined Futuristic. Each zone is packed with all-new Physical, Skill, Mystery and Mental challenges trials to test, torment and trap our team as they try to obtain those elusive time crystals.

Journeying through the four zones with the guidance of Richard’s special wooden hand (this will make sense to you very soon), the team could meet some astonishing new characters along the way – like Jarhead (played by Adam Buxton) and the Knight (played boy Jessica Hynes) – before their adventure culminates in the iconic Crystal Dome.

From traversing the murky bog of the Medieval to tunneling through the Industrial, materialising in Futuristic to scaling the walls of Aztec, join Richard Ayoade as he takes us through this magical and marvellous world of wonder (and wet logs).

Will You Start The Fans Please!

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