Total Wipeout is returning with Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff as new hosts

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The hit game show is set to make a return and there’s some famous Northern faces are taking over the presenting reins.

Total Wipeout was a staple of TV viewing when it first it screens in the UK back in 2009 and now it’s ready for a resurgence with Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff set to present a new series.

They will be taking over presenting duties from Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram.

Now, it’s not quite a brand new series just yet though as Paddy and Freddie are so far only set to be looking back on some of the show’s best moments in their very own six-part version of the programme, titled ‘Total Wipeout: Freddie And Paddy Takeover’.

Speaking to The Sun about the exciting takeover, Paddy said: “Now more than ever we need to laugh at people bouncing off those big red balls.”

“I’m so happy to be involved in bringing this classic show back.”

Freddie Flintoff added: “I can’t wait to be involved with this brilliant show and to have a laugh watching people fumble with those balls”.

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It’s believed that the pair will be providing voice overs to some of the most outrageous attempts of the well-known water assault course, whilst looking back on the three years that the show was on air, before it was axed in 2012.

It’s said that they will be recording the commentary from the comfort of their own homes in an attempt to try and get the programme live on air for entertainment relief during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Although no official release date has been confirmed by the BBC as of yet, it is allegedly set to hit screens later in the summer and insider sources have revealed to The Sun that there has apparently been a huge spike in views of old episodes of Total Wipeout on YouTube and other platforms, which has prompted bosses to forge a way to bring it back.

They added: “There has been a rush to try to fill slots in the schedule after the pandemic caused havoc with filming.”

“It’s a genius move in what’s been a really tough time for all broadcasters.”

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