David Beckham wanted for new Superstars series
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 January 2013
A new series of 'Superstars' is set to take place in spring/summer following a successful festive edition of the show, and bosses are reportedly keen on signing David Beckham up for the programme
David Beckham is wanted for a new series of 'Superstars'.
BBC bosses are said to be keen to sign the 37-year-old footballer up to a new full season of the programme - which sees sports stars take on a series of athletic challenges against each other - in the spring/summer after a successful festive special attracted 6.5 million viewers last week.
TV presenter Gabby Logan looks likely to return to host 'Superstars' alongside former sprinter Iwan Thomas, and there is expected to be a celebrity version of the show with soap stars from 'Coronation Street' and 'EastEnders' set to do battle.
Tennis ace Andy Murray has reportedly signed up for the forthcoming new series after missing out on the Christmas special and insiders hope he could do as well as judo expert Brian Jacks, who stunned viewers of the show in the 1970s with his scintillating gym tests.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's a massive all-rounder. He loves his football and athletics, and is hard as nails, so we could have another Brian Jacks on our hands."
The festive edition of 'Superstars', a special London 2012 edition, was won by Olympian boxer Anthony Joshua and rower Helen Glover, while contestants included double gold medallist Mo Farah, oarswoman Katherine Grainger and boxer Nicola Adams.
Bosses are said to be thinking about filming the regular show abroad to take advantage of sunnier climes after the Christmas episode was shot in the rain at Team GB's training site in Bath, South West England.
However, the BBC are yet to confirm details of the new series.
A spokesman said: "We're delighted 'Superstars' was enjoyed by so many viewers. We are thinking about the future of the show but it's too early to confirm anything at the moment."