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.
FULL LIST OF COMPETITORS
- 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