Little Gem is pleased to announce our new programme: Famously Unfit.....for Sports Relief. The programme will be broadcast on BBC Two as part of this year’s exciting week of Sport Relief activity.
The hour long programme will see celebrities Susannah Constantine, Les Dennis, Tameka Empson and Miles Jupp push themselves to the limit as they embark on a mission to regain their fitness and help inspire the great British public to get active and do their part for Sport Relief too.
The show will follow the four of them over 10 weeks as they run, row and swim their way back to fitness. The programme will culminate in one of the UK’s hardest and most demanding physical challenges, which will see the four celebs tackle a muddy and exhausting obstacle course in freezing temperatures.
Helping them on their way will be former Olympian, world renowned sports scientist and physical activity expert Professor Greg Whyte OBE and Dr Zoe Williams, presenter of BBC Two’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor.
Famously Unfit… for Sport Relief is made for BBC Two by Little Gem. It has been commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. The Commissioning Editor is Diene Petterle.
Liz Warner, CEO, Comic Relief said: “Sport Relief is about all of us doing something active to help raise money for brilliant causes. But these celebrities have gone the extra mile – literally – and put their bodies publicly through extreme rigour. We can only celebrate their bravery, watch in awe and donate. Thank you Susannah, Miles, Tameka and Les.”
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