'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' is returning to TV screens in 2021 with Greg Davies as host.

Greg Davies

Greg Davies

The music quiz panel show has been commissioned by Sky and NOW for an eight-episode series and an additional Christmas special with Greg in the hot seat and team captains Daisy May Cooper and Noel Fielding - who was part of the original show from 2009 to 2014.

Jamali Maddix has also been confirmed to be a regular guest.

Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones said in a statement that Buzzcocks is “one of those truly iconic shows” and described his thoughts on the show’s return as “a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere".

Kate Edmunds - Director of Programmes for Talkback, who make the series - added: “We’re over the moon that Sky have made the very wise decision to reboot our beloved 'Buzzcocks'. Musicians, stand down, we hear your deafening cries for some long overdue attention.”

'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' originally aired on the BBC between 1996 and 2014 and was first hosted by Mark Lamarr before he handed over control to Simon Amstell in 2006, followed by a number of guest hosts before Rhod Gilbert helmed the final series.

The BBC announced in 2015 that it was not renewing 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' to “create space for new entertainment formats".

The specific transmission date is yet to be announced but is expected to back on screens this autumn.

The show attracted major names from rock, pop and indie who were willing to be ridiculed on the panel and there were several memorable moments.

One of the most infamous episodes in 2007 saw Ordinary Boys singer Preston storm off set midway through filming after host Amstell repeatedly ridiculed his now ex-wife Chantelle Houghton and read several extracts from her recently-published autobiography. Preston and Chantelle had met and fell in love in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.