Robot Wars Producers Reveal Which House Robots Will Return


In January we all got overexcited as the BBC announced Robot Wars would return, but then a whole host of questions dawned.

Will Craig Charles be back to host?

Who will the house robots be?

Would Jonathan Pearce be on hand with expert analysis?

Well Charles won’t be back, Pearce will and now the house robots have been confirmed via Twitter.

Sounds like they won’t have gathered too much rust then.

As for how Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal can be made deadlier, well your guess is as good as ours…

It was also confirmed who would be taking on judging duties for the rebooted series.

That is right, in place of Charles viewers will now enjoy the comic stylings of Dara O’Briain, and joining him in presenting will be Angela Scanlon.

O’Briain is reported by the Daily Mirror as saying:

I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars. For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer. It’s war, and how I love it so.

A new judging lineup was also confirmed.

The account did answer perhaps the biggest question on everyone’s lips – when will the show return?

Unfortunately that answer was there isn’t a set date yet, but it will be revealed on Twitter apparently.

Hopes are certainly high.