Never Mind The Buzzcocks to return to BBC with Greg Davies, Noel Fielding and Daisy May Cooper

Pop culture panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks is returning to television with a brand new host this autumn.

Taskmaster’s Greg Davies will take the helm of eight new episodes of the show which will air on SKY and NOW in late 2021, and will also front a Christmas special. 

Noel Fielding, 48, will return as a team captain, opposite This Country star Daisy May Cooper, 34, while Jamali Maddix, 30, will be a regular guest.

Pop culture panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks is returning to television with Noel Fielding, 48, (pictured) and This Country's Daisy May Cooper as team captains

Fresh as a Daisy: Never Mind the Buzzcocks first aired on the BBC between 1996 and 2015 and will no doubt return with a bang (pictured: 34-year-old Daisy May Cooper)

It’s coming back! Pop culture panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks is returning to television with Noel Fielding, 48, (left) and This Country’s Daisy May Cooper, 34, (right) as team captains

Back then: Never Mind the Buzzcocks first aired between 1996 and 2015 and was first hosted by Mark Lamarr from 1996 to 2005 (pictured 2001)

Back then: Never Mind the Buzzcocks first aired between 1996 and 2015 and was first hosted by Mark Lamarr from 1996 to 2005 (pictured 2001)

Never Mind the Buzzcocks first aired on the BBC between 1996 and 2015 and was first hosted by Mark Lamarr then by Simon Amstell.

Following his departure, the show used a handful of guest presenters, with Rhod Gilbert hosting the final series.

Phill Jupitis and Bill Bailey were the original team captains but Fielding has also previously been a captain on the show. 

Exciting: Taskmaster's Greg Davies will take the helm of eight new episodes of the show which will air on SKY and NOW in late 2021, and will also front a Christmas special

Exciting: Taskmaster’s Greg Davies will take the helm of eight new episodes of the show which will air on SKY and NOW in late 2021, and will also front a Christmas special

On 26 May 2015, the BBC announced they had decided not to re-commission the show but it’s now back by popular demand.   

According to NME, a BBC spokesperson said in 2015: ‘After 28 series we’ve decided not to bring [the show] back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future.’

Of the cult show’s reboot, Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, hailed Buzzcocks as ‘one of those truly iconic shows’ and said its comeback will be ‘a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere’.

Back with a bang: On 26 May 2015, the BBC announced they had decided not to re-commission the show but it's now back by popular demand (pictured: new host Greg, 53, in 2020)

Back with a bang: On 26 May 2015, the BBC announced they had decided not to re-commission the show but it’s now back by popular demand (pictured: new host Greg, 53, in 2020)

Congratulations! Daisy shared her excitement on Instagram after the news was announced

Congratulations! Daisy shared her excitement on Instagram after the news was announced

Bring it on: The actress' celebrity pals were quick to congratulate her on the new gig and Professor Green even requested to be on her team

Bring it on: The actress’ celebrity pals were quick to congratulate her on the new gig and Professor Green even requested to be on her team

New team captain Daisy soon shared her excitement over her new role on social media, posting the news and penning: ‘Guess who’s being team captain s***z… Bring it on @noel_fielding.’

Her celebrity pals were quick to congratulate her on the new gig and Professor Green even requested to be on her team. 

Clara Amfo also celebrated the return of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, penning: ‘F**k yes! Missed this show, you’re gonna be perfect!’

The news comes months after Bill Bailey revealed he would love to see pop music panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks return to TV.

The Strictly Come Dancing winner, 55, was a panellist on the BBC show from series 11 to 21, with the show having 28 series altogether from 1996 to 2015.

Comeback: Bill Bailey (right) revealed in December he would love to see popular show make a comeback

Comeback: Bill Bailey (right) revealed in December he would love to see popular show make a comeback 

Speaking to The Mirror, Bill thinks there’s plenty of room in the current TV landscape for the show to be a success again.

He said: ‘I don’t think there is a show that’s similar now. I don’t think there is anything that’s replaced it. It’s not like they’ve given it a reboot and changed the format.

‘Sometimes people would get a little bit riled up, but, I mean, that was the nature of the show.

‘It was some of the best fun I’ve ever had on television. I mean, those records would go on for two hours sometimes.’

Show: The Strictly Come Dancing winner, 55, was a panellist on the show from series 11 to 21, with the show having 28 series altogether from 1996 to 2015

Show: The Strictly Come Dancing winner, 55, was a panellist on the show from series 11 to 21, with the show having 28 series altogether from 1996 to 2015

The comedian added that what viewers saw on screen was ‘just a fraction’ of the mayhem that went on.

Bill explained guests would sometimes be nervous to come on the show but he and the other stars would simply advise them to be themselves and look like they were having fun. 

It comes after Bill was crowned the winner of this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing with Oti Mabuse, becoming the oldest person to ever win the show. 

He said: 'I don't think there is a show that's similar now. I don't think there is anything that's replaced it. It's not like they've given it a reboot and changed the format'

He said: ‘I don’t think there is a show that’s similar now. I don’t think there is anything that’s replaced it. It’s not like they’ve given it a reboot and changed the format’