Fri 23 Feb 2018, 08:00
Stream Cannonball on ITV Choice with DStv Now.
Cannonball, a brand new, adrenaline -fuelled gameshow, hosted by legendary cricketer and broadcaster, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, is set to premiere on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) on Thursday, 1 March at 20:00.
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On each show, contestants of all ages face supersized games in a custom-built water park that tests how high, how far and how fast they can fly through the air, before they crash, splash, bang and wallop into the water. The final will see contestants on a giant swing, launching themselves ‘cannonball-style’ at a huge moving target covering the surface of a gigantic deep-water tank as they attempt to become the winner of the coveted Cannonball Cup.
Joining Flintoff as the pool side commentators are singer Frankie Bridge, presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Maya Jama and comedian Ryan Hand who will be reporting on all the action.
Each week, 24 contestants will attempt all four water based challenges that will test their speed, accuracy, height and distance. The challengers will rotate around the Cannonball course as they battle to be the winner of each game, gaining medals for their achievement. The three people with the most medals at the end of the heats will then go head to head in the final.
“What’s not to love about this show? Gallons of water and giant inflatable slides are the perfect recipe for some spectacular comedy moments. But also throw into the mix some truly incredible feats from the contestants," said Flintoff.
This review in the UK’s Guardian newspaper:
“This is what ……. television should be about: finding imaginative ways of putting grandmothers, cabbies, students, PE teachers and a former Miss Bournemouth into the water, from the highest possible height, with the least amount of dignity and the biggest possible splash. (Contestants) are skimmed across the surface of the water like flat stones and launched down a gigantic, inflatable ski-jump slide. All for your entertainment. It’s certainly going down well in our house. My boys … think it’s the best thing. They want to go to Malta …. to have a go themselves. Even their mother …. manages a smile.”
Filming of the hour first series took place in Valetta, Malta in April last year.