And They're Off: Ore Oduba to host new Saturday night game show

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BBC One has announced a new Saturday night game show to launch in the run up to Sport Relief 2018.

The six part show, titled And They’re Off For Sport Relief, will be presented by Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champion Ore Oduba and will see a host of famous faces take part in fun - and unpredictable - obstacle courses, including running through mud and hurtling down giant water slides before a final showdown.

Celebrities who have donated their time and best sporting efforts include former athletes Michael Owen, Mike Tindall and Helen Glover as well as celebrities such as Penny Lancaster, Stacey Solomon, Saira Khan and Russell Kane.

Members of the public will play along from the comfort of the studio with Ore, where they need to correctly predict which celebrity will triumph during each race in order to win an experience of a lifetime.

The series will also feature visits to a number of Comic Relief funded projects, including Tom Daley visiting health projects in Malawi and Stacey Solomon visiting a maternal mental health project in the UK.

Ore Oduba said: "I can’t think of a more fitting way to champion another amazing Sport Relief campaign than And They're Off… Top sport stars, celebrities up for a challenge and a load of brilliant games that will certainly test their mettle!"

Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment added: “And They’re Off For Sport Relief is muddy, funny, family viewing and of course it will be raising money for Sport Relief 2018, truly a win win!”

Sport Relief 2018 will air on 23 March, 2018.

The first episode of And They're Off For Sport Relief will air on Saturday, 6 January on BBC One.

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