Hart 'in Generation Game talks'

Comedian Miranda Hart is in talks to step into Sir Bruce Forsyth's shoes for a relaunch of the Generation Game, it was reported today.

Reports say that Miranda Hart is in talks about hosting a revamped Generation Game
Reports say that Miranda Hart is in talks about hosting a revamped Generation Game

The Mail on Sunday said that the Call the Midwife star, 41, was being lined up by the BBC to host a pilot relaunch of the family gameshow, which was watched by millions in its 1970s heyday.

It features two-person family teams competing against each other in mad-cap challenges - plus the "conveyor belt" memory game with its ubiquitous cuddly toy.

A BBC spokesman said there were no plans for a series at the moment.

He said: "It's in the early ideas stage at the moment and nothing is confirmed."

The Generation game originally ran between 1971 and 1981, and 1990 to 2002.

Torquay-born Hart came to prominence with her Bafta-nominated comedy series Miranda. She would be the latest in a line of hosts of the show that includes Sir Bruce, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson.