The first images of Bolton-born Clive Myrie on the set of Mastermind have been released.

The broadcaster, who grew up in Burnden, is replacing John Humphrys at the helm of the long-running BBC quiz show later this month.

It was announced in February that veteran journalist Humphrys was stepping down after 18 years as question master.

Myrie will be the fifth host of the programme, which marks its 50th anniversary next year.

A regular presenter of BBC News At Six and Ten since 2010, the 56-year-old former Hayward Grammar School pupil has previously worked as the broadcaster’s correspondent in Asia, Africa, Washington, Paris and Brussels.

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Mastermind started in 1972 and has since featured four presenters – Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow, Clive Anderson and Humphrys.

Humphrys’ last episodes were broadcast in April and Myrie began filming the new series in Belfast in July.

After his new role was announced, Myrie said: “What a privilege it is to take on this new role.

The Bolton News: Bolton-born Clive Myrie on the set of Mastermind (Image: PA)

“Mastermind with Magnus Magnusson formed the backdrop to my youth, and now to be at the helm is a dream come true. I’m excited and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Clive Myrie’s debut as host of Mastermind will air at 7.30pm on Monday August 23 on BBC Two and iPlayer.