STAR Wars fans will get a chance to enter the Jedi ranks in a new Disney+ TV game show — if they can stomach the return of the muchmaligned Jar Jar Binks.

‘Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge’ will be hosted by Ahmed Best, who played the bumbling, comedic alien sidekick regularly voted the sci-fi franchise’s most hated character.

The live-action game show will appear on Disney’s new on-demand streaming platform Disney+, which launched in the US last month with a flagship new scripted Star Wars series ‘The Mandalorian.’

 Young contestants will take on challenges in three locations including a forest planet, on board a star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple, said Disney recently.

A figure of the character called Jar Jar Binks (C) from the new Star Wars movie The Phantom Menace sits next to a figure of Princess Leia (R) from the original Star Wars trilogy in a display at FAO Schwartz 07 May 1999 in Garden City, NY. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo by MATT CAMPBELL / AFP)

The competition will test “core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery,” and will feature iconic Star Wars elements such as lightsabers, hyperspace, the Force and the dark side, a statement said.

However Best — a musician and former ‘Stomp’ cast member — will shun his Jar Jar Binks character this time, and instead play a Jedi master who will serve as host and mentor to contestants.

Mary Holland (Veep) will cohost as a humanoid droid companion.

Disney+ executive Dan Silver described the show, launching in 2020, as a totally new format for the franchise. It is produced by Disneyowned Lucasfilm and Endeavor Content. – AFP