IT WAS the must-watch show of the 90s for a generation of young gamers.
And ahead of the reboot of GamesMaster on E4 later this year, Sir Trevor McDonald has been revealed as the iconic ‘GamesMaster’ role made popular by Patrick Moore.
The classic gaming show will be returning later in 2021, firstly on E4’s YouTube channel before moving onto digital TV.
“I am delighted to be taking on this iconic role for a new generation of viewers,” said McDonald.
McDonald will join presenters Frankie Ward, Rab Florence and Ty Logan.
GamesMaster originally ran on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998. The first UK show dedicated to video games, it featured Moore as the robotic talking head GamesMaster who would offer tips on gaming to viewers.
Contestants would compete in a variety of gaming challenges to win Golden Joysticks. Reviews of the latest titles also featured heavily.
The show contributed to the video game boom of the 90s, particularly the release of the PlayStation and N64.