Don’t Rock the Boat will push twelve celebrities, split into two teams of six, to their physical and mental limits as they battle to complete a grueling row up the coast of the UK. The two teams will also face a series of jaw dropping on-shore challenges to secure vital advantages over their opposition.
Immersed in the coastal beauty of the UK the celebrities will face the waves and wind of the sea legs and the daunting cliffs and gorges of Britain’s spectacular shoreline.
Celebrities set to sail are British politician Tom Watson, sports presenter and Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis OBE and English supermodel and broadcaster Jodie Kidd. Actor Craig Charles, singer-songwriter Fleur East, YouTuber Joe Weller and Love Island winner Jack Fincham are also confirmed. Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon, Olympic, World and European Champion Victoria Pendleton CBE, The Chase’s Dark Destroyer Shaun Wallace, actor and presenter Adam Thomas and The Pussycat Dolls Kimberley Wyatt complete the line up.
Each will have to call on all their individual reserves and team resources to conquer this ‘oar-inspiring’ challenge.
Taking the helm are sporting legend and Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff and The Voice’s AJ Odudu as they present the series and guide the celebrities through each leg of the race on the water and preside over the colossal coastal challenges on land.
Freddie Flintoff said, “I’m thrilled to be hosting this brand new show for ITV. It sounds like it’s going to be a huge challenge for the twelve rowers so I’m pleased that I’ll be spending most of my time on dry land…hopefully! It should be a great watch for everyone at home and I can’t wait to get started.”
AJ Odudu added, “This is going to be a great show, with a super line-up. Such a brilliant mix of personalities and challenges which always makes for good telly. I personally cannot wait to get going – especially filming with the legend that is Freddie Flintoff. We’re going to have so much fun! Watch this space.”
The series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Kevin O’Brien. Executive Producers for South Shore are Caroline Davies, Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie. Jess Thomas is the Series Editor.
Don’t Rock The Boat will appear on ITV later this year.
International distribution for Don’t Rock the Boat will be handled by ITV Studios.