Supermarket Sweep fans will be set to go ‘wild in the aisles’ once again, as -Neal has confirmed the show will be returning to screens.
The Big Brother host said the chance to host the iconic 90s game show is ‘a dream come true,’ as he prepares to take over from late host Dale Winton.
Following the news, fans couldn’t hide their delight as they flooded Twitter with a slew of celebratory posts, with one even saying the news had ‘made their morning.’
It’s back!Supermarket Sweep fans were sent into a tailspin on Tuesday, after it was revealed the show would be returning to screens later this year (above in 2007)
Legendary: It was also confirmed that Rylan Clark-Neal would present the revival, with the new series consisting of 20 hour-long episodes
Rylan said: ‘It’s a dream come true to step inside this very special supermarket and host one of the most iconic series in television history.
‘I am beside myself with excitement and will be going wilder in the aisles than ever before. Fill up your trolley, grab your bag for life and let’s go shopping!’
Phil Harris, Creative Director of Thames added: ‘I’ve loved Supermarket Sweepsince I was a teenager, so Thames and I are thrilled to be rebooting this cult classic with the awesome Rylan for its perfect new home on ITV2.
‘When the world’s full of doom and gloom it’s definitely time for Britain to go wild in the aisles once again.’
Legendary: Dale Winton famously presenter Supermarket Sweep from 1993 to 2001.The iconic host passed away in April 2018 of natural causes (above 2001)
Inevitably the news sparked a barrage of celebratory tweets from fans, who immediately rushed to apply for the new series, which will consist of 20 hour-long episodes.
Along with plenty of throwback GIFs, one wrote: ‘OMG best news I’ve heard in ages!!’ while another added: ‘Supermarket Sweep is coming back!!!GREATEST. NEWS. EVER!!’
A third also tweeted: ‘Used to love watching this, remember being 4 or 5 watching it in a morning with my nan followed by Win, Lose or Draw LOL.’
Tense: The game show saw contestants storm the aisles of a supermarket to collect enough items, with the winning couple battling for a big money prize
Over the moon: Following the news, fans flooded Twitter with a barrage of celebratory tweets, OMG!OMG! with several already eager to apply for the show
Another delighted fan also tweeted: ‘Rylan bringing back Supermarket Sweep is what I need in my life,’ while one fan also shared: ‘OMGOMG how do I apply for this?It’s literally my DREAM to go one this show!!’
‘Check it out! This makes me so proud and So happy!! it finally became a reality!’ one fan also shared.
Supermarket Sweep famously saw contestants storming the aisles to find specific items and guessing the prices of others to win big cash prizes.
The game also culminated in the epic big sweep, when teams would use their accumulated time to collect as many items as possible.
Supermarket Sweep was originally hosted by Dale from 1993 to 2001, with a brief revival in 2007. The iconic host passed away from natural causes in April 2018 aged just 62.
Doing well: Rylan described his new presenting job as ‘a dream come true,’ after continuing to go from strength to strength following the end of Big Brother last year
An air date for the revival is yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to begin sometime later this year.
Rylan’s career has been riding high in recent weeks after Big Brother came to an end last November, with the Essex presenter landing a DJ slot on BBC Radio 2.
On Tuesday it was also confirmed that Rylan will present the BBC makeover series You Are What You Wear.
Amazing: Supermarket Sweep proved to be the ultimate cult game show back in the 1990s.It was briefly revived in 2007 (above)
Hilarious: After the exciting news was confirmed, Rylan also called into Wednesday’s This Morning to gush about his new job, but the segment did not go as planned
After the exciting news was confirmed, Rylan also called into Wednesday’s This Morning to gush about his new job, but the segment did not go as planned.
Struggling to keep his phone signal, Rylan chatted to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and beginning: ‘I know it’s amazing I can’t believe it, the only reason I decided..’ before his phone connection cut out.
As the line continued to crackle Phil shouted: ‘Rylan, where are you home?Why aren’t you calling on the landline?’ before the Celebrity Gogglebox star insisted he doesn’t like giving out his home number.
Holly and Phil were left in hysterics by the broadcasting blunder, as Rylan finished the call: ‘We are looking for contestants right now.Phil it might not be next year it may be very soon/
‘I can’t wait to play with that inflatable banana!’
Oh dear: The phone signal kept cutting out during the call, leaving Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in hysterics