Tour de Celeb line up revealed as Channel 5 confirms new celebrity cycling show

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Tour De Celeb is coming soon to Channel 5 as eight celebrities prepare for "the toughest physical and mental challenge on TV".

The four-part series will air later this year and see eight all star contestants preparing to take on the L’Etape du Tour in France.

The brutal 146km of endurance cycling through the French Alps, from Megeve to Morzine, L’Etape is the ultimate racing cycling challenge and the third largest participatory event in world sport.

Tour De Celeb contestants

Jodie Kidd – model and TV presenter
Hugo Taylor – star of Made In Chelsea
Lucy Mecklenburgh – TV personality and ex-TOWIE star
Austin Healey – England rugby legend
Amy Williams – Olympic Gold medallist
Darren Gough – England cricketer
Angellica Bell – roving reporter of The One Show
Louie Spence – Pineapple Dance Studios’ king of showbiz

The celebs will have three months to train for the event, coached by experts.

These include Dame Sarah Storey OBE, Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian in cycling and swimming and Rob Hayles, the three-time Olympic medallist and double Track World Champion. Joining them is Asker Jeukendrup, an internationally renowned exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist and Ironman tri-athlete.

Along their journey, the celebs will also take part in various events together such as the notorious Tough Mudder challenge, aerial yoga and aqua cycling, as well as innumerable pampering sessions to ease the saddle sores.

The eight celebs will then be split into two teams of four for the main event with a special 'Diary Cam' allowing viewers to get an access all areas look into their journeys.

Tour de Celeb will chart all the highs and lows of the celebrities as they take on challenges both personally and with a team, so be prepared for drama out on the road and back at base.

Tour de Celeb, coming soon to Channel 5.

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