Darren McMullen to referee Joe Swash and Caroline Flack on Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It

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Darren McMullen has been revealed as the referee of new ITV2 game show Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It. The presenter of the Australian version of the show will oversee the teams and their captains - Joe Swash and Caroline Flack - as they battle head-to-head in the wacky contest.

We revealed last month how Joe Swash and Caroline Flack joined Minute To Win It UK as filming for the new series kicked off in London.

The pair will each captain groups of friends as they compete in hilarious and bonkers 60-second challenges using everyday household objects.

The teams, made up of outgoing members of the public consisting of life-long friends, work mates or family members, will undertake ten whacky challenges which escalate in terms of difficulty.


As well as encouraging their teammates, the Celebrity captains will get down and dirty competing against each other in off the wall games, which range from Nutstacker, where a player has 60 seconds to stack a tower of ten nuts using only chopsticks, to Puddle Jumper, when the player must move a ping pong ball from one cup of water to another only by blowing, and A Game Of One Half, which sees the player throwing playing cards at a watermelon half, in a bid to try and stick as many in as possible!

Scotsman Darren said: “I've hosted many shows in several different countries around the world and I can honestly say that I've never had so much fun in my TV life than I had during the filming of Minute To Win It UK.

"Having Flacky and The Swashing Machine as team captains added a fantastic dynamic to the show, that I’m sure will be plain for all to see on camera. I dare you to watch this show and not like it."

Team captain of the girls, Joe Swash, said: “I’m already addicted. I’ve been practicing loads, failure is not an option for my teams. Caroline and I are quite a competitive couple and I’m determined to be victorious across the whole series – I think it’s going to get messy!”

Boys team captain, Caroline Flack, added: “It’s so good to be reunited with Swash. We have unfinished business! And who can complain about spending all day with the lovely Darren McMullen?”

The show will be broadcast on ITV2 this autumn in association with the Cadbury Spots v Stripes campaign, set up to celebrate its support of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The ambitious programme will get people playing games again, for more info - or to play one of the Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It games - head over to www.spotsvstripes.com

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