Craig Charles Joins The Gadget Show For It’s 25th Series

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17 Feb 17
Craig Charles Joins The Gadget Show For It's 27th Series

Craig Charles Joins The Gadget Show For It’s 27th Series

It’s been 13 years and over 300 episodes, but now a revamped ‘The Gadget Show returns for a 25th series in March 2017 with a brand new presenting lineup, one of which will be very familiar to you smegheads out there…

Craig Charles will be joining the presenting team for The Gadget Show when it returns on Channel 5 next month. Craig is, of course, well known to the geeks amongst us as Lister on Red Dwarf, and to non-geeks as Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street. He also hosts the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6Music, and used to host Robot Wars, before the BBC Charter wrote in that rule about Dara O’Briain having first refusal on any presenting job.

“I’ve always been into my gadgets,” commented Craig on his new role. “And have been involved with tech on other shows I’ve done like Robot Wars and Red Dwarf, so I’m really delighted to be joining such a legendary programme. Hopefully, it will impress my kids and they’ll think of me as a ‘cool dad’ for once!”

This new revamped season also introduces tech journalist & broadcaster Georgie Barrat to the team, and will consist of 12 episodes shot at studios in Birmingham. Given the speed at which tech moves these days, the idea is to shoot each episode just days before broadcast, making sure it stays up-to-date as possible.

Craig kicks off the series by unboxing a brand new Nintendo Switch, the much-hyped new games console, just one week after its worldwide launch. Ortis attends an emergency services training school to learn how to pilot a camera drone in a disaster zone, Craig delivers his take on the week’s tech news, plus there is the ‘Wallop of the Week’ in which consumer journalist Harry Wallop picks out a bargain gadget going for a song.

The all new ‘The Gadget Showwill air in March 2017 on Channel 5.