TV Chat: Rio Ferdinand and Una Healy to host new ITV sports show!
Rio Ferdinand and Una Healy to front Sports Show
Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand, former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, actress Martine McCutcheon and singer Una Healy of The Saturdays have been lined up as the judging panel for ITV1′s new talent show, ITV1 Let’s Get Gold – a Britain’s Got Talent-style game show focused on sports.
Set to be broadcast just ahead of the Olympics, the entertainment programme, presented by Vernon Kay, will give talented sportspeople, both amateur and professional, the chance to showcase their abilities for the panel.
With performances expected to include a variety of sports, from football to cheerleading, the act to display the most creativity and sporting prowess will win £100,000 and acclaim from the celebrity panel.
Rio Ferdinand, who was controversially left out of the England squad for Euro 2012, said: “I can’t wait to get started. It’s set to be a fantastic show, capturing the nation’s sporting mood perfectly. I am very excited to be working with Freddie, Martine and Una in the search for new sporting stars. May the best team win!”
Ashes-winning cricketer Andrew Flintoff is also glad to be on board, adding that he will be looking for a sportsman or woman that shows him something he hasn’t seen before.