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Total Wipeout celebrity special: introduction

Mark Rhodes

Celebrities take on Total Wipeout challenge –
two 60-minute specials this winter on BBC One

Viewers are in for a real treat this winter as Richard Hammond returns to present two hilarious celebrity editions of Total Wipeout.

The purpose-built course outside Buenos Aires is a magnet for the fearless and the foolhardy – so how will the celebrities fare when they take on the world's largest and most extreme obstacle course?

There will be no VIP treatment for these stars; they must have strength, stamina and nerves of steel to make their way through to the final.

Expect more magnificent mud splashes and comical crushes as ten celebrities go head to head in each episode in order to win £10,000 for their chosen charity.

Competing against each other in the first celebrity special will be: fitness expert and choreographer Kevin Adams; Strictly Come Dancing dancers James and Ola Jordan; Casualty and Waterloo Road actor Luke Bailey; ex-EastEnders star Joe Swash; comedian Tim Vine; vocal coach Carrie Grant; actress Adele Silva (Emmerdale); former international record breaking athlete Fatima Whitbread; and presenter Kaye Adams.

The second group of celebrities to take up the Total Wipeout challenge are: actor Chris Parker (EastEnders); comedian Joe Pasquale; presenter Dominic Littlewood; comedy actress Cleo Rocos; Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell; presenter and stand-up comic Kirsten O'Brien; Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean; model and presenter Danielle Lloyd; and singers and presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes.

Amanda Byram will be trackside in Argentina to talk to the courageous celebrities about how brilliantly, and how terribly, they are doing in their attempts to complete this extraordinary course.

Those that make it through to the final will have to use every last ounce of energy to tackle the Total Wipeout Zone and walk away victorious with £10,000.

Total Wipeout is a painfully funny game show that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.


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