Bill Bailey has called for the return of BBC cult favourite Nevermind The Buzzcocks following his Strictly Come Dancing win.
The music-based panel series became a ratings hit when it launched back in 1996, running for 19 years and 28 series before it was eventually axed in 2015.
But five years on, Bill, who was team captain on the show from 2002 to 2008, has said he’d want to return should the Beeb decide to reboot the late night series.
‘I don’t think there is a show that’s similar now,’ he told The Mirror. ‘I don’t think there is anything that’s replaced it.’
‘It was some of the best fun I’ve ever had on television. I mean, those records would go on for two hours sometimes,’ he continued.
‘What you ended up on the screen was just a fraction of the mayhem that was actually going on. They were great fun.’
The series became iconic for poking fun at the celebrity guests, which included Amy Winehouse, Donny Tourette and Pete Burns.
It also saw some legendary walkouts, with Preston from Ordinary Boys storming off set when then-host Simon Amstell started reading excerpts from his wife Chantelle Houghton’s autobiography.
Noel Fielding replaced Bill as host from 2008, with Phil Jupitus remaining on the show throughout the series run.
Strictly Come Dancing is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.
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