Celebrity Robot Wars is coming to BBC Two this week


BBC Two will host a Celebrity Robot Wars special this week.

The Brownlee Brothers, Robbie Savage, Scott Mills and Suzi Perry are amongst the celebrities entering the Robot Wars arena with hosts Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon for two Celebrity Christmas specials, Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars.

In each hour-long episode on December 28 and 29 at 8pm, four celebrity teams get the chance to design their dream robot and compete against each other in the legendary arena, getting up close and personal with the formidable House Robots.

The celeb teams are made up of avid Robot Wars fans and, together with their team mates, will have the help of an experienced roboteer from the series to mentor them through the competition.

First up are: Welsh football pundit and former player Robbie Savage, who is joined by mentor, Jason Marston, from Team Thor; singer Jordan Stephens, and mentor John Reid from team Terrorhurtz; archaeologist, historian, author and presenter Neil Oliver with mentor Will Thomas from Team Shockwave; and Paralympian Kadeena Cox, will compete with her mentor Ellis Ware from Team Pulsar.

In the next episode Olympic and World Championship winning medalists Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, are mentored by Gabriel Stroud from Team Sabretooth; Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE, are guided by mentor Shane Swan from Team Dantonkia; TV presenter Suzi Perry takes advice from mentor Suren Balendran from Team Supernova and completing this line-up are Radio 1 presenters Scott Mills and Chris Stark, who together with mentor and series one runner-up Dave Moulds from Team Carbide, hope to win the Robot Wars Trophy.

Once in the arena the celebrities and their team members will battle it out, tackling the lethal arena hazards and those terrifying House Robots.

Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal will not be giving any VIP treatment as they pace the Corner Patrol Zones desperate to destroy any celebrity robot that crosses their paths, and if the robots don’t knock each other out then the judges are on hand to decide the winners.

Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars airs December 28 and 29 at 8PM on BBC Two.

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