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Miranda Hart 'in the running to front Generation Game'

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined up to present a BBC revival of the Generation Game next year but the comedian insists she is just "mulling some ideas".

Comedian Miranda Hart
Comedian Miranda Hart Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore made it sound as though the appointment was confirmed in an interview with the Guardian, saying that "Miranda will bring a very different flavour to it".

But Hart has since tweeted:

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Apparently it's 100 per cent cert I am doing Gen Game. First I've heard of it. Mulling some ideas about it might be more accurate.

The family game show, which sees four pairs bodging tricky activities for prizes, made its debut in 1971 and was revived in 1990 for another 12 years.

Miranda Hart appeared in a spoof of the show for Comic Relief in 2011.

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Miranda Hart: Braben 'brought joy to millions'

Comedian Miranda Hart has tweeted her tribute to Morecambe and Wise sketch writer Eddie Braben who died this morning at the age of 82:

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Feel so privileged to have met Eddie Braben. One of our greatest comedy writers who brought joy to millions. Thank you Eddie.

Miranda Hart plans wedding for Comic Relief

Comedian and actress Miranda Hart turned wedding planner as she was challenged with arranging a real marriage ceremony in a matter of hours for Comic Relief.

Jennifer Saunders (left) and Dawn French attend the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist
Jennifer Saunders (left) and Dawn French attend the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The star of Miranda and Call the Midwife was given the task as part of her week of work for Comic Relief, called 'Miranda's Mad March' - which has seen her organise a dog show and perform a routine for Strictly Come Dancing.

Ben Springett and Claire Gilchrist leave their wedding that has been planned by Miranda Hart
Ben Springett and Claire Gilchrist leave their wedding that has been planned by Miranda Hart Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hart was told of her latest task during a live broadcast on Radio 2 by DJ Chris Evans. The lucky couple were Claire Gilchrist, 26, and Ben Pringett, 28.

Kirsty Allsop attending the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist
Kirsty Allsop attending the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

You can donate to Comic Relief online here, or by calling 03457 910 910

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