GB Heroes Make Superstars Xmas Edition | Mo Farah & Co| BBC

Olympians Mo Farah, Katherine Grainger and Jade Jones are to challenge for sporting glory as contestants in a one-off revival of 1970s TV hit Superstars, to be hosted by Gabby Logan.

Team GB are taking part in a BBC1 Christmas special of the show which will also see triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee going head-to-head once more.

Logan – whose footballer father Terry Yorath took part in the show – said it was one of her favourite shows as a child.

“I am thrilled to be hosting this special edition of Superstars. We have an incredible line-up of Olympic heroes. What an opportunity for them to compete against each other across a range of diverse physical challenges,” she said.

Farah has already shown his abilities in TV challenges after competing in ITV1 show The Cube.

He said: “After a hard season it will be nice to compete in a different environment. Some of the events are quite new to me which will make it all the more interesting.”

Jonathan Brownlee – who took bronze to his brother’s gold at London 2012 – said: “Having Alistair taking part in Superstars as well doesn’t faze me. This is not triathlon, there will be no team tactics, but we will be competitive – let the best brother win.”

The 1980 UK final with Superstar legend Brian Jacks vs decathlete Daley Thompson, also includes boxer Alan Minter and football legend Geoff Hurst.


    • Alistair Brownlee – gold, triathlon
    • Jonathan Brownlee – bronze, triathlon
    • Mo Farah – double gold, track 5,000m and 10,000m
    • Robbie Grabarz – bronze, high jump
    • Michael Jamieson – silver, 200m breast stroke
    • Anthony Joshua – gold, boxing (super heavyweight)
    • Andrew Triggs Hodge – gold, rowing (coxless four)
    • Peter Wilson – gold, shooting (double trap)
    • Nicola Adams – gold, boxing
    • Lizzie Armitstead – silver, cycling (road race)
    • Laura Bechtolsheimer – gold and bronze, dressage
    • Gemma Gibbons – silver, judo
    • Helen Glover – gold, rowing (coxless pair)
    • Katherine Grainger – gold, rowing (double sculls)
    • Jade Jones – gold, taekwondo
  • Christine Ohuruogu – silver, track 400m

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