Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon confirmed to present new series of Robot Wars

Posted 07/02/2016 at 4:25pm

Irish comedian and host of BBC TWO's Mock the Week Dara O Briain has been confirmed to be taking over from Craig Charles as the new Robot Wars presenter. He will be joined by RTE reporter Angela Scanlon.

Scanlon will be taking on the role of pit reporter, following on from the likes of Philippa Forrester, Julia Reed and Jayne Middlemiss.

She has worked for both the BBC and Irish broadcaster RTE, presenting several fashion shows and factual programmes. She has also recently become a presenter for The One Show.

O Briain is best known for hosting BBC Two panel show Mock the Week, which has been running since 2006. He has also hosted several scientific programmes and documentaries.

The BBC has also confirmed that the new series of Robot Wars will begin filming in March, and that commentator Jonathan Pearce will be returning to the show.

Pearce had said previously that he would be interested in taking up his old role again for the new series.

Tickets to attend the filming of the new series are likely to be available soon, and will be freely available to fans on a first come first serve basis.

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