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Celebrity Driving Academy Episode 1 of 10

Presenter Joe Swash and driving examiner Sandra Dodson are joined by Brian Conley and his daughter Lucy, actress and comedian Nina Wadia and her daughter Tia, and ex-EastEnder Todd Carty and his son Tom.

Our three stars are disasters in cars, and their kids are here to help them become better drivers by joining them on a one-week crash course behind the wheel. Yes, that's right, the kids are driving cars too.

The kids are taught the essentials of safe driving by elite driving instructor Vicky Lovell, so they can pass on her top driving tips to their parents in our daily driving competition - the Superskills Challenge.

Over five days, our teams go head to head in five of the most outrageous driving tests on the planet. From performing an emergency stop within a scoring zone, to driving on simulated black ice or competing in a gigantic penalty shoot-out with cars and huge footballs. These high-octane trials will put their driving skills to the ultimate test.

It is day one and the competition kicks off with the Penalty Boot Out challenge. The kids have only just started learning to drive and they're already playing football, with cars. The celebs and their kids have to reverse around a series of crash test dummy defenders and score penalties with a giant football using the boot of their car. It's all about slick, controlled reversing.

The winning team will take maximum points from this challenge and the losers will have to suffer a messy gunging by taking the Wash of Shame. Which team will overcome their bad habits and impress the academy's super-strict chief examiner Sandra Dodson, and who will be crowned champions of Celebrity Driving Academy at the end of the week?

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 1 Dec 2014 10:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterJoe Swash
ParticipantSandra Dodson
ParticipantVicky Lovell
ParticipantBrian Conley
ParticipantNina Wadia
ParticipantTodd Carty
Series ProducerFiona White
Executive ProducerMike Griffiths