Joel Ross presents new wrestling TV show
Joel Ross is presenting new wrestling series 'Wrestle Talk TV' and the topical magazine show debuts on Challenge this Sunday (26.08.12)
Joel Ross is presenting a new wrestling TV show.
The former BBC Radio 1 DJ - one of half of presenting duo JK and Joel - is the host of 'Wrestle Talk TV', which will showcase the best of American and British grappling action and will feature interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Joel - who presented BBC kids' TV shows 'Escape from Scorpion Island' and 'Remote Control Star' - is thrilled to be hosting the programme and admits it is a dream job as a lifelong wrestling fan.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's great to be able to present a show about something I have been passionate about my entire life. I've been a fan of wrestling for 25 years. I was at SummerSlam 20 years ago, when it was held at the old Wembley Stadium, and I've never forgot the feeling I had at that event.
"What 'Wrestle Talk TV' will do is give UK wrestling fans - who are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate in the world - the chance to see no holds barred interviews with the biggest names in the business and introduce them to British grapplers who they may not be aware of."
The series - which also features The Daily Star's wrestling correspondent Patrick Lennon and Wrestle Central's Francesca Wood - will air on Challenge TV straight after 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' and kicks off with an in-depth interview with WWE superstar and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho.
As well as featuring Q&As with the the top talent from American wrestling companies TNA and WWE, the series will be the first show on national TV to have regular features on British wrestling in over 25 years.
The programme's executive producer Alex Shane hopes the show - which started life in September 2011 on YouTube and quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of views - will lead to a major revival for the sport in the UK.
Alex said: "The goal of 'Wrestle Talk TV' is to give British wrestling a platform in the mainstream media which portrays us in the same light as our American counterparts. Having a show directly after the UK's most watched American wrestling show and on a TV channel that is in every home in the UK, we feel that there has never been a better chance for British wrestling to experience a proper revival."
'Wrestle Talk TV' debuts on Challenge this Sunday (26.08.12) and is available on Sky Channel 125, Virgin Media Channel 139 and Freeview channel 46.