Don’t Rock The Boat

A gruelling celebrity sports challenge, featuring twelve well-known faces as they battled to complete a Row up the coast of the UK. Alongside their epic race, rowers from each of the two teams faced a series of jaw-dropping land challenges, competing to secure vital advantages over their opposition and pushing them to their physical and mental limits.


Rowing for the Red Team in our inaugural series were British politician Tom Watson, English supermodel and broadcaster Jodie Kidd, Actor Craig Charles, singer-songwriter Fleur East, Olympic, actor and presenter Adam Thomas, and World and European Cycling Champion Victoria Pendleton CBE. Joining them on the Blue Team were YouTuber Joe Weller, Love Island winner Jack Fincham, Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon, The Chase’s Dark Destroyer Shaun Wallace, The Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberley Wyatt and sports presenter and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis OBE.


Taking the helm as our Presenters, and leading our celebrities through their colossal coastal challenges, were sporting legend and Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff and The Voice’s AJ Odudu.

The series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Kevin O’Brien. Executive Producers for South Shore were Caroline Davies, Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie. Jess Thomas was the Series Editor.

International distribution for Don’t Rock the Boat is handled by ITV Studios.