BBC Gymnastics reality TV show confirmed

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It’s been rumoured…. it’s now confirmed. The BBC are bringing us a gymnastics reality television show.

Link via BBC’s Ollie Williams.

Let’s Get Ready To Tumble (w/t) is a live, Saturday night competition featuring some of the nation’s best-loved celebrities vaulting, tumbling and flipping head-over-heels to try and win the public’s votes. The complete amateurs will be given a crash course in the basics of gymnastics before teaming up with the highest-flying, gravity-defying gymnasts from across the globe to tackle never-before-seen, new-to-TV disciplines.

With the full backing of British Gymnastics, the trainers who helped take Louis Smith and Beth Tweddle to Olympic glory are ready to turn the nation’s pop stars, actors, newsreaders and chefs into heroes of the high bars and titans of the tumble track.

Katie Taylor, Controller of Entertainment and Events, says: “One thing’s for certain, you can expect the celebs to be pushed out of their comfort zone in what is probably the most physically demanding show of its kind anywhere in the world.”

Oh. Dear.

Shannon Miller is quoted as saying “I want to bring more gymnastics on television”…did she mean this. What do you make of this decision? Leave a comment below.

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