WEM native Greg Davies has been confirmed as the new host for the relaunch of popular music-based panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Sky confirmed the show would be returning on its channels, following its previous, near two-decade run on BBC television.

The show has endured a six-year hiatus, having previously ran from 1996 to 2015, with Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstall and Rhod Gilbert as hosts.

Davies will be the host of the relaunched programme, with Noel Fielding and Daisy May Cooper as team captains.

Finally, Sky has confirmed Jamali Maddix will feature as a regular guest.

Speaking about his role in the show's relaunch, Davies said he was 'thrilled' to be involved.

"I have always loved Never Mind the Buzzcocks and am thrilled to be the new host on Sky," he said.

"We have brilliant comedic talent on the team and plenty of exciting musical guests will be joining us.

"All that being said, I'm so sure that no one reads these press quotes in their entirety that I'm going to finish by listing types of bread: rye, sourdough, sliced white. Oh, and cob."

The show will return for eight 45-minute episodes, plus a one-off Christmas special.

Each week they will be joined by a roster of top music and comedy stars to compete against each other.

Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, added: “Buzzcocks is one of those truly iconic shows and to be bringing it back with Greg at the helm, alongside Daisy May, Noel and Jamali is a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere.”

Broadcast dates for the show have yet to be revealed.