E4 announces Sir Trevor McDonald OBE as new GamesMaster
October 25, 2021
E4 has today announced that the face of the GamesMaster in its all new series, will be Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.
Taking on the iconic role originally filled by Sir Patrick Moore when GamesMaster returns later this year, Sir Trevor McDonald will assume the vital duties of setting up gaming’s most amazing challenges to the contenders and as the all-knowing GamesMaster, he’ll watch over competitors as they compete in virtual battles across a range of games, trying everything in their power to claim a legendary Golden Joystick Trophy.
Sir Trevor McDonald said: “I am delighted to be taking on this iconic role for a new generation of viewers.”
Last month, E4 also confirmed that the all-new presenting line-up for the series would be led by Robert Florence, who will also serve as creative consultant on the show with esports and gaming host, Frankie Ward and newcomer Ty Logan joining as co-hosts.
Florence is a writer, actor and presenter who has written and starred in a range of BBC comedies, including Burnistoun and The Scotts, as well as computer games show, VideoGaiden. He is also one half of the UK’s longest running online videogame review show, Consolevania.
Co- host, Frankie Ward is an established face in esports, known for desk and stage hosting, as well as interviewing players across numerous game titles. This is Ty Logan’s first broadcast presenting credit, after being named earlier this year as one of E4’s faces of the future. Ty is passionate about gaming, representing the casual gamers out there and ready to thrash anyone at FIFA.
GamesMaster, in partnership with Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook, is an E4 Digital Original Commission, co-produced by Future Studios and Alaska TV. The 3×60’ series will premiere on E4’s YouTube, followed by a linear play on E4. GamesMaster originally ran from 1992 to 1998 and was one of the first dedicated video gaming TV shows in the world.
GamesMaster is co-produced by Future Studios and Alaska TV and will be exec produced by Ian Lamarra and John Farrar. The showrunner is Céin McGillicuddy. It was commissioned for linear by Factual Entertainment Commissioning editor, Tim Hancock and for digital by Digital Commissioning Exec Thomas Pullen and Head of Digital Commissioning, Sacha Khari.