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'Catchphrase': ITV orders full series with Stephen Mulhern

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ITV1 has commissioned a full series of its Catchphrase revival.

A pilot for the revamped quiz show was first ordered in July, with a full 8 x 45min episodes - hosted by Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern - being confirmed today (October 9).

Stephen Mulhern is the new presenter of Catchphrase

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"We're delighted that this highly popular classic game show is returning to ITV and will once again give our viewers a chance to 'say what they see'," said the channel's Controller of Entertainment John Kaye Cooper.

"Stephen will be presenting an updated and state-of-the-art version of Catchphrase and we welcome its return to our schedules."

The new Catchphrase is being eyed for a primetime Saturday night slot and will reportedly feature "a brand new set, exciting 3D graphics and a dynamic new end game".

> Stephen Mulhern 'over the moon' to be hosting revived Catchphrase

Last month, Mulhern told Digital Spy that it would be "a real shame" if his Catchphrase pilot were not picked up to series.

"It's been off screens for so long," said the host. "I know there's been reruns of [the original show], but young kids wouldn't have been aware of it so it's a new game for them."

Catchphrase originally ran on ITV in the UK between January 1986 and December 2002. The show's first and most famous host was Northern Irish comedian Roy Walker, who was followed by Nick Weir and later Mark Curry.

Watch a classic clip from the original Catchphrase below:

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