Finally, Sir Trevor McDonald, the legendary newsreader, is given an unlikely role as GamesMaster in a revival of computer-based series.

  • Sir Trevor McDonald (82) will be the new face for E4’s YouTube GamesMaster 
  • The former News at Ten anchor will set up tasks and games for the competitors
  • The computer game series was also aired on Channel 4 between 1992 and 1998.

One of the most bizarre images of the 1990s was the disembodied head that Sir Patrick Moore used to put videogame enthusiasts through their paces.

Twenty years later, Sir Trevor McDonald will be taking over as GamesMaster.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the former News at Ten anchor, 82 will play the role in the upcoming revival of the eponymous series of computer games.

Sir Trevor McDonald (pictured) said he is 'delighted' to take on the iconic role. The three-part series will be co-presented by actor Robert Florence, gaming host Frankie Ward and comedian Ty Logan

Sir Trevor McDonald (pictured) stated that he is thrilled to assume the iconic role. The three-part series is co-presented jointly by actor Robert Florence and Frankie Ward (gaming host) and comedian Ty Logan

GamesMaster, which aired on Channel 4 from 1992 through 1998, saw celebrities and fans participate in challenges.

Sir Trevor will create tasks for competitors to engage in virtual battles across multiple games in a bid win the Golden Joystick Trophy.

The broadcaster said: ‘I am delighted to be taking on this iconic role for a new generation of viewers.’

The three-part series will also be presented by Robert Florence, Frankie Ward, and Ty Logan.

The disembodied head of Sir Patrick Moore helping put videogame fans through their paces on TV was one of the more surreal images of the 1990s

The 1990s’ most bizarre image was the disembodied head that Sir Patrick Moore used to put videogame enthusiasts through their paces on TV.

Dominik Diamond hosted the original program. The show featured Sir Patrick as a mentor, teaching contestants how they could defeat cartoon monsters.

The reboot will premiere on E4’s YouTube channel and will then be shown on E4.

Sir Trevor is best remembered for his ITV news broadcasting career, including hosting the current affairs program Tonight with Trevor McDonald (1999 to 2007).