By Ciara

12th June 2019

Gemma Collins is to star in the upcoming series of ‘The Crystal Maze’ alongside TV’s Carol Vorderman, comedians Rick Edwards and Ellie Taylor, and boyfriend James Argent.

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The 38-year-old reality star has taken to Instagram to reveal she will be a team captain on the popular show – which is hosted by Richard Ayoade – alongside her long-time on/off partner James Argent , TV legend Carol Vorderman, and comedians Rick Edwards and Ellie Taylor.

She captioned a photo:

“TEAM CAPTAIN GC and @carolvorders as my wing woman @thecrystalmazetv this is definitely one to watch ….. @channel4 you defo got more then you bargained for !

“Put this in your diary’s it’s going to be EPIC love GC as you know I don’t play games … IM ALL GAMED OUT but being my childhood favourite show I gave it my all fantastic outcome and defo a few concerns when I said I was going to be team captain but I came and I CONQUERED to everyone’s surprise the Chanel even called the next day to thank me. I actually loved loved loved this game #tvgold (sic)”

The much-anticipated new season of ‘The Crystal Maze’ will add a new games area for the first time since its original run in the 1990s with ‘The Eastern Zone’ being introduced for the upcoming celebrity series.

It’s said the new area – which will appear alongside Aztec, Futuristic and Industrial Zones – has been influenced by historic architecture, art and monuments from East Asia, including a lily pond, ornate vases and cherry blossom trees.

The zone will be made up of five games rooms with eight challenges for the celebrity teams to face.

Production designer James Dillon – the man behind every game area since the show’s original run – said it was “very exciting to be asked to design a new zone”.

He added:

“The challenge, to create a zone referencing such an ancient and beautiful part of the world, and to bring those intense, rich colours and textures to the mix of zones that make up the Maze, has been most enjoyable.”

The celebrity special will return to Channel 4 on June 21st at 8pm.

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