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Cricketer Andrew Flintoff to host ITV’s “Cannonball”

Legendary cricketer and broadcaster Andrew Flintoff will host ITV’s new game show, Cannonball. Produced by Potato, the international format from Talpa has 24 contestants who, on each show, face supersized games in ...
July 5, 2017

Legendary cricketer and broadcaster Andrew Flintoff will host ITV’s new game show, Cannonball.

Produced by Potato, the international format from Talpa has 24 contestants who, on each show, face supersized games in a custom-built water park. The final will see participants on a giant swing, launching themselves like cannonballs at a moving target covering the surface of a gigantic deep-water tank as they attempt to become the winner of the Cannonball Cup.

Contestants will also be split into groups of seven and attempt all four water-based challenges that will test their speed, accuracy, height and distance.

Joining Flintoff (pictured) as pool-side commentators are singer Frankie Bridge, presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Maya Jama, and comedian Ryan Hand who will be reporting on all the action as the contestants fly, fall or flop into the water.

Cannonball, which will air on ITV later this year, was commissioned by ITV’s head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey and commissioning editor Asif Zubairy. Executive producers for Potato are Martin Scott and Michael Kelpie. The 10-episode series includes a Christmas special and a ‘Splash Hits’ highlights show.

Filming for Cannonball will take place in late April in Valetta, Malta.

 

 

 

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