A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Thursday 11 March, 9pm. Sky1/HD/ www.sky.com/sky1
The squads are confirmed and it’s kick-off time on Sky1 HD’s brand new comedy quiz show. BAFTA®-winning Gavin & Stacey star James Corden referees the wacky challenge of sporting knowledge as two teams of comedians, sports stars, and celebrity sports fans compete against each other.
Former Liverpool star and Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Redknapp captains the red team as they take on England cricketing hero Freddie Flintoff’s blue team. Joining Redknapp as a regular panelist is comedian John Bishop, while Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson lines up for Flintoff’s blues.
This first episode kicks off the series with an hour-long special featuring world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye, and the voice of Bob the Builder and man behaving badly, Neil Morrissey.
Across three rounds, the teams’ sporting knowledge is put to the ultimate test. A League Of Their Own takes its cue from sports fans’ obsession with lists and stats and the first round sees the teams arrange three possible answers into their order of preference. This week’s questions include: Who has the most tattoos – Maradona, David Haye or Chris Hoy?
The second round, Guest List, challenges the teams to come with up with the same answers a famous sports star has given in response to a question about their profession, and tonight the questions are all about The Hayemaker himself. What does David Haye think are the three best things about being a boxer?
The third and deciding round, Human Clock, is the ultimate test of knowledge and stamina. Two team members must answer quick-fire questions for as long as the third teammate can sustain a physical challenge. This week, John Bishop and Neil Morrissey go head-to-head as they don weighted skull caps in a chin-up challenge.
It’s red v blue, Redknapp v Flintoff, and no one wants to be on the losing side. Who’ll have the last laugh and claim victory, proving they’re truly in a league of their own?
Guests confirmed to appear in the rest of the series include Amir Khan, Jimmy Carr, Alastair Campbell, Ruth Jones, Claudia Winkleman, Matt Le Tissier, Dara O’Briain and Steve Harmison.
In a game of two halves, A League Of Their Own is all about banter and gags as this exciting new format embraces Sky’s proud sporting pedigree to create a back-of-the-net winner.
Watch the trailer for the show now http://sky1.sky.com/james-corden-is-coming-to-sky1-hd
Thursday 11 March 21.00 Sky1 HD & Sky1