‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ returns tomorrow night

To celebrate the return of ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, which will air tomorrow (Tuesday 21 September) on Sky Max and NOW at 9pm, Sky will today bring to life one of the series’ favourite rounds – the infamous identity parade.

Boy band supergroup, Boyz on Block (consisting of Abz Love from 5ive, Shane Lynch from Boyzone, Dane Bowers from Another Level, and Ben Ofoedu from dance duo, Phats & Small) will feature in the live line-up all day in King’s Cross, testing the public to see how many can identify who wasn’t part of an iconic 90s band.

The classic identity parade asks audiences to spot the pop stars from well-known bands and pick them out of a line-up.

The public will have the opportunity to take part in the round themselves at Kings Cross Station today.

Passers-by will step into the shoes of a Buzzcocks’ panellist and be asked to identify familiar faces within a line-up of personalities from the 90s most iconic bands, in person.

Boy band supergroup, Boyz on Block, will feature in the line-up alongside a regular Joe, testing the public to see how many can identify who wasn’t part of an iconic 90s boy band.

King’s Cross will be taken to Another Level and turned into a 90s Boyzone, with members of the public asked to judge the live panel by taking photos with the 5ive potential boy band members and participating live via Sky’s Instagram feed guessing who wasn’t a 90s pop star – not a Phats & Small task.

The new series of ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ will be hosted by Greg Davies and will feature the return of Noel Fielding as team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper, with Jamali Maddix appearing as a regular guest. Each week, they will be joined by two teams of music and comedy stars to compete against each other and win the weekly quiz.

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment said: “We’re chuffed that Dane and Shane, Ben and Abz, are helping us launch the show in a traditionally playful manner with their live and totally 90s identity parade – a suitably nostalgic curtain raiser for the utterly modern reboot on 21 September.”

Former Another Level singer, Dane Bowers, said: “Having taken part in the show back in 2001, I’m no stranger to the Buzzcocks’ and I can’t wait to line-up alongside the lads to test the memory of the British public. We’ve come together to make a supergroup celebrating all things 90s, so it feels only right to be a part of re-launching the iconic 90s panel show, which is such a big part of popular culture.”

Ex-Boyzone star, Shane Lynch, said: “Buzzcocks’ was one of the most iconic shows of its time, so me and the lads can’t wait to work with Sky to celebrate the relaunch of the show. Hopefully we’re not completely unrecognisable from our younger years, but we’ll let the public be the ones to decide that.”

‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, is returning exclusively to Sky and NOW as a Sky Original and will air weekly from Tuesday 21st September.

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