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BBC announce Superstars Christmas special

OLYMPIC SUPERSTARS: Nicola Adams and Anthony Joshua

SIXTEEN OF Team GB’s Olympic medallists will compete in a one-off 90 minute Christmas special of Superstars.

The programme pits top athletes against each other in eight sporting disciplines such as archery, cycling and kayaking to name a few.

The original series was broadcasted in the 70s and 80s and this year’s show will be hosted by Gabby Logan.

Some of the competitors include double Olympic gold medal-winning long distance runner Mo Farah, Olympic gold medal-winning boxers Nicola Adams and Anthony Joshua and 400m silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu.

Farah, who was the first ever person to beat ITV’s The Cube, said: “Superstars is going to be a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to it.

“After a hard season it will be nice to compete in a different environment. Some of the events are quite new to me which will make it all the more interesting.”

Filming for Superstars will take place later this month at Bath University.

The full list of athletes who will be participating in the show are:

Alistair Brownlee, Olympic gold winner, Triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee, Olympic bronze winner, Triathlon

Mo Farah, Olympic double gold champion for 5,000 and 10,000 metres

Robbie Grabarz, Olympic bronze medal winner, High Jump

Michael Jamieson, Olympic silver medallist in 200 metres breast stroke

Anthony Joshua, Olympic gold winner, Boxing (Super Heavy weight)

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Olympic gold winner, Rowing (Coxless Four)

Peter Wilson, Olympic gold medal winner, Shooting (Double Trap)

Nicola Adams, Olympic gold medal winner, Boxing

Lizzie Armitstead, Olympic silver medal winner, Cycling (Road Race)

Laura Bechtolsheimer, Olympic gold and bronze medal winner, Dressage

Gemma Gibbons and Helen Glover, Olympic gold medal winners, women’s coxless pair

Katherine Grainger, Olympic gold winner, Double Sculls

Jade Jones, Olympic gold winner, Taekwondo

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