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Ayoade is telly's new Gadget Man
Richard Ayoade will be TV's new Gadget Man
Richard Ayoade is set to take over from Stephen Fry as the new host of Channel 4's Gadget Man.
The IT Crowd star, best known for playing bookish IT guru Maurice Moss in the hit series, will show off the latest consumer products and innovative technology in the show's second season.
Richard, who has a passion for gadgets, will also create and design his own fantasy contraptions on the programme.
"I'm delighted to bring my nasal, hesitant and underwhelming delivery to a formerly successful format," the funnyman joked.
The 35-year-old, who previously starred in sci-fi film The Watch alongside Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, has returned to the director's chair for his second film, The Double starring Mia Wasikowska and Jesse Eisenberg.
The series will air in the autumn. Channel 4 has also ordered new series of Heston's Fantastical Food and Kevin McCloud: Man Made Home.
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