LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon are to host the BBC re-boot of Robot Wars, with Jonathan Pearce returning as commentator.
The show will be taped at a new, purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
"I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars," O Briain said in a statement Wednesday. "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."
"I'm so excited to be joining such a legendary show that, after all this time, still manages to make people squeal with joy. I cannot wait to see the robots in all their metallic glory playfully destroying each other!" Scanlon added.
"Robot Wars is an immensely enjoyable programme to commentate on. I am delighted to be involved and back among the cut and thrust of the robot battles. ACTIVATE!" Pearce remarked.