OK, so anyone under 35-ish will struggle to remember this but there was a sports-based show in the 1970’s called Superstars and it was a right laugh. It now looks that the enormous success of the Olympics may see it return to our screens.
Superstars was presented by the late David Vine and basically involved a number of famous sports stars engaging in a number of sporting challenges in a different city each week. The ‘different city’ always seemed to be Bath, but let’s not get into that debate now.
The resulting programme was entertaining because all of the participants had to compete in sports in which they were not traditionally proficient. This meant that little know sportsmen and women regularly became household names by being better at sports than established names. For instance, judo star Brian Jacks became inordinately well known because of his ability to do an insane amount of squat thrusts, bar dips or press ups despite no-one ever knowing what judo was.
It now appears that the BBC wants to re-visit the format back in order to capitalise on the success of British athletes such as Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.
We at TV scoop believe that if they use the original theme tune the whole shebang would be a huge hit. Here’s a reminder:
Or if they can coax Kevin Keegan to come out of retirement and fall of his boke again then the whole thing would work a treat. See this clip: