Richard O'Brien Will Return To Crystal Maze, After All

​It had to happen

When Stephen Merchant was announced as the new host of the Crystal Maze reboot a few months ago, the news was bittersweet.

Sure, he'll do a great job – he's one of the greatest comedic talents to emerge from England over the past few decades, after all – but Crystal Maze isn't Crystal Maze without the shiny bonce of theatrical presenter Richard O'Brien glistening from within our TV screens.

But according to the Metro, O'Brien could be making an appearance after all.

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It turns out, the original host will be featured in the one off Channel 4 show for Stand Up To Cancer.

Sadly, it will only be a short appearance. Digital Spy revealed that Richard's voice will feature as a computer message at the start of the show, before fading away once again.

He initially quit the show in 1993, because he feared staying on the show for too long would negatively effect his career.

And a glance at his filmography probably proves him right. But still – he's welcome back, anytime.