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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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