Olympic gold medallists, professional boxers and footballers and many more join James, Freddie, Jamie and Romesh for the latest series of Sky One’s A League of Their Own, produced by CPL Productions. Episode one of series 13 of the BAFTA-winning show comes to Sky One and NOW TV at 9pm on Thursday 30 August.
One of Sky’s longest-standing entertainment programmes, the award-winning show returns with a bumper guest list. The star-studded line-up includes former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, panel favourite Tony Bellew, footballers and England internationals John Terry, Ashley Cole and Jack Wilshere, singer Geri Horner, comedian and A League of Their Own regular Rob Beckett and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.
And that’s not all. Series 13 features even more of the hysterical moments we’ve come to expect from the show, including speed skating with world champion Elise Christie, hurling in Kilkenny in front of 30,000 spectators, ThunderCat racing and a swimming event between the panel, David Walliams and Helen Skelton, who were all coached by Olympic champion Adam Peaty.
Studio challenges this year ranged from ‘danger sit-ups’ with Tony Bellew to ‘back-to-back football’, with Josh Widdicombe showing off his skills.
Romesh Ranganathan said: “A League of Their Own has been a lot of fun, is something I’m contractually obliged to say despite the physical challenges, which I would describe as some of the toughest experiences I have ever been through. The guest list, however, has been phenomenal with David Walliams, Helen Skelton and Wladimir Klitschko, who was amazing. This series also saw the return of one of my favourite people in the world and ALOTO Hall of Famer Tony Bellew – who was as incredible as we all hoped he would be.”
Barbara Lee, commissioning editor, Sky Arts and Entertainment said: “Every year we aim to get the highest calibre of guests for the series and this year has been no different. The team work so hard to continue to push the boundaries and ensure sporting idols see our show as the go-to for sports entertainment. Where else do you see James Corden and Wladimir Klitschko going toe-to-toe or Alan Carr take on Tony Bellew in a speed-skating challenge?”
Jack Shillaker, series producer for CPL said: “Our guests are integral to the programme, and we pride ourselves on bringing in the biggest names and showing them in a different light. It never fails to amaze me how bravely the guests throw themselves – quite literally sometimes – into the show.”