BBC to revive Superstars
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 August 2012
The BBC hopes to revive TV classic 'Superstars' with the Olympics' Team GB heroes such as Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah
The BBC hopes to revive TV classic 'Superstars' with the Olympics' Team GB heroes.
The show - which sees stars from across the world of sport competing against each other in a variety of athletic challenges - is set to make a return next March for Comic Relief with bosses at the channel hoping the stars of the 2012 Olympic Games including Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah will all compete.
BBC may then run a full series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The BBC want to harness the appeal of Team GB and has agreed 'Superstars' is the best way to do it.
"The programme will showcase their skills but will be a bit quirky.
"How will Mo Farah get on in Chris Hoy's cycling shoes?
"Can Jessica Ennis add another skill to the seven she already has?"
'Superstars' ran from 1973 to 1986 and was revived for two years in 2003.
A team version featuring Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Kelly Holmes, Roger Black and Mike Catt also aired on Channel 5 in 2008.
It is believed that Sky is also keen to buy the format but the BBC are unlikely to give it up.