Richard Bacon making epic TV comeback two years after ‘nearly dying’

Richard Bacon is set to make an epic return to the small screen after almost losing his life in 2018.

The popular television personality, 44, is returning to present his own BBC game show almost two years after he was left in a coma after falling ill with pneumonia.

Richard will front and host the new series titled This Is My House, according to an exclusive from The Sun.

The brand new programme will consists of a part reality and part game show .

The scenario will follow four contestants living under in a shared house, all under the same roof.

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One contestant will be the real homeowner, while the other players will also dress the same and claim the owner’s identity in a bid to convince a celebrity panel that the house actually belongs to them.

Hoping to win some serious cash prizes, the contestants will then be questioned in the studio before the panel deliberate and decided who they think the real homeowner is.

According to an inside source close to the programme, the format is a little bit whacky and unlike anything Richard would have done before.

"The format is up there with Monkey Tennis but BBC bosses wanted Richard at the helm of it,’ an insider revealed.

"They think he has the right balance of charm and humour to front such a weird format.

"It’s been described as The Circle meets Through The Keyhole meets Would I Lie to You?"

This will be Richard's first big television role since almost losing his life back in 2018.

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The television and radio presenter was rushed to hospital after falling ill on a flight to Britain from the US.

He said that the condition, initially diagnosed as pneumonia in both lungs, was nearly killed him.

Describing his ordeal at the time, Richard said on Twitter that he had nearly died and added: “At one point […] I thought, this is it.”

He said that when he thought he was about to die, he worried: “How is this going to affect my kids’ lives?

"Who’s going to sit my poor dad down and say: ‘I’m sorry, we did everything we could?’”

But he said that thanks to the NHS’s work, he would be present for the health service’s 100th birthday in 30 years’ time.

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