Alex Zane wants Balls of Steel reunion

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2013
Alex Zane

Alex Zane

Alex Zane wants to bring back popular comedy series 'Balls of Steel', but admits he would have to film the show in the US if it was to return because the British public became too aware of the programme

Alex Zane wants to bring back 'Balls of Steel'.

The 34-year-old TV presenter is keen to host the comedy series - in which special guests perform stunts during hidden camera set-ups featuring celebrities and members of the public - again, and admits many of his former colleagues feel the same way.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We all became quite good friends, the cast and the team who made it, so when we bump into each other we always kick around the ideas about bringing it back.

"But at the moment they are just conversations that start off with, 'Wouldn't it be great to do it again?'

"Then it sort of very quickly becomes nostalgic and you remember when that happened and that happened.

"It was a great show, it was really great fun. I'd love to do it again."

However, should 'Balls of Steel' return to TV then Alex admits it would have to be filmed away from Britain because the public became too aware of the show, which spoiled the element of surprise.

Speaking in his role as Amex Travel Insider, which has seen him travel the world and experience different aspects of several cities including Reykjavik, Berlin and Paris, he added: "We could never do it in the UK. When we hit series three people would walk into the game show and go, 'Oh my god it's Balls of Steel,' and they would be really excited about doing it.

"That's when it would be like, 'It doesn't work now.' So for the third season I went off and didn't a few of in America which was great because Americans take their quiz shows so damn seriously which made it even better.

"If we did it again we'd have to do it in the US."

He then joked: "I will speak to the guys at American Express and see if we can set up a tent and a makeshift studio and film some ad-hoc 'Balls of Steel' while I'm travelling around. It's worth asking them!"

In his role as Amex Travel Insider, Alex Zane is taking a sneak peek behind the scenes of some of Europe's most popular cities, getting the inside track, uncovering hidden gems and bringing to life the enriched experiences American Express Cardmembers have access to.

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