Graham Norton will host the new 'Wheel of Fortune' reboot.

Graham Norton is set for a new role

Graham Norton is set for a new role

The 60-year-old talk show star will follow the likes of Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh, John Leslie and Paul Hendry by fronting the returning game show - which originally aired from 1988 to 2001 - when it returns to ITV in 2024.

In a statement, he said: "I’m beyond excited to be bringing such an iconic American show to a new British audience.

"My first ever TV job was a game show on ITV so this feels like coming full circle. You might even call it a wheel!"

The eight episode run will also include two celebrity specials, with the lineup yet to be revealed.

As ever, the programme will be focused on a giant carnival wheel with contestants hoping to land some major cash prizes.

As teased by ITV, the show is a game of skill and luck, and each spin of the famous wheel will settle on a certain cash amount before the player chooses a letter to try and solve a puzzle.

However, it's a double edged sword as the wheel can also cause contestants to go "bankrupt" or "lose a turn".

Katie Rawcliffe - head of entertainment commissioning at ITV - added: "We are thrilled to have the much-loved Graham Norton bringing this iconic game show to our viewers.

"Anything can happen on the spin of a wheel, it is going to be so much fun."

Best known as the host of 'The Graham Norton Show' on the BBC, he was also part of the broadcaster's recent 'Eurovision Song Contest' coverage.

Meanwhile, the announcement comes after Alison Hammond was previously linked to the role, with Jenny Powell - who appeared as an assistant on the show - admitting at the time she was happy to see the 'This Morning' star tied to the reboot at the time.

She said: "I think Alison would be great and I’d definitely be there if the offer came up. Even if it was just to give advice as I know the rules inside out."