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With a revival of Blockbusters launching soon, we tot up the scores for some of television's most-loved gameshow hosts

The ever-affable broadcaster Simon Mayo is to turn gameshow host for a new series of the cult quiz show Blockbusters. Launched in 1983, the show ran for 11 years before eventually disappearing from the schedules. The revival comes just a short while after its much-loved host, Bob Holness, died aged 83.

Holness was as much a part of Blockbusters as the hexagonal gameboard, Gold Runs and end-of-series hand jives: Mayo will have big shoes to fill when the new series lands on Challenge TV this spring. But which other hosts have enlivened television's many gameshows? . Step up to the oche, come on down and say what you see, as we run down six of the best. Your thoughts on who else should join them welcome, as ever

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