Telly bosses rule out return for Dusty Bin on Alan Carr show – but here’s a clip anyway!

Updated: June 16, 2020

TELLY bosses have ruled out a comeback for 80s icon Dusty Bin in hit new ITV series Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow – but here’s a great clip you can enjoy anyway!

The smiling dustbin – complete with comedy arms and legs – was a hit with fans of classic show ‘3-2-1’ with Ted Rogers, which ran for ten years from 1978 to 1988.

But the boss of the company that makes the new series, which reinvents the nation’s favourite game shows, says 3-2-1 is unlikely to return to the screens.

Jonno Richards, MD of production company Talkback, told TV Times magazine: “Some game-shows feel riper for a return than others. We looked at 3-2-1 and I don’t wish to cast any aspersions, but it’s a really tricky – there’s a question bit, a performance bit, then there are riddles … you remember it with fondness but it wouldn’t work.”  

If you have fond memories of Dusty Bind – or even if you’ve never seen him – then clock on the YouTube clip below to see possible the cheesiest TV mascot ever.   

Meanwhile, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow has become a huge hit with viewers, attracting millions of viewers since it launched in ITV’s prime Saturday night slot.

Jonno added: “We chose ‘The Price Is Right’ and ‘Play Your Cards Right’ because they are so famous. ‘Take Your Pick!’ and ‘Strike It Lucky’ offered a good opportunity to have fun with contestants – Alan is great with people, so we knew they would be a gift for him.”

3-2-1 host Ted Rogers (pictured with Dusty above) sadly passed away in 2001, but remains a much-loved figure in telly land.

Former Yorkshire TV controller of entertainment Vernon Lawrence once said: ‘Ted Rogers was a truly delightful man. He was truly loved by the 3-2-1- audience because he was so genuine.

“I would say he was the best loved game show host of his era and as the show stopped being commissioned it was still within the top five-rated programmes – thanks largely to Ted’s contribution.”

Ted – we salute you, Sir!

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