To be fair, revivals are often either a massive success or a complete failure.
Some are inbetween. The Crystal Maze hasn't been a failure but it hasn't exactly made much of an impact either. It's just there plodding along on a leaking tank of 90's nostalgia.
I hope the Crystal Maze doesn't fall into the route of a show where its only survival is by doing celebrity versions, which I get the sense is what is happening now in 2019. The current series is all celebrities, no general public editions, and maybe never again, I hope that is not the case.
The alternative to celebrity episodes is no episodes.
I think it also matters less on The Crystal Maze than a big money gameshow like Millionaire or DOND where it’s a about the prize and you need to be invested in the contestants story.
Fort Boyard [in France] has just had celebrity contestants for most of it 30 year history and that hasn’t done it much harm.
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