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Richard Bacon to front new sports show Eternal Glory

Sporting legends will compete against each other in the new 6-part series.

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Richard Bacon will present new six-part ITV series Eternal Glory it has been announced.

The show will see sporting legends face the ultimate test of endurance. Eight sports stars will compete against one another as they take on tough physical and mental challenges.

The sporting legends will be tested to the max and assessed for psychological endurance, reaction speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, strength, stamina, visualisation, strategy, adaptability, and recovery time.

The competitors will live together in the beautiful setting of Croatia and will take on challenges in various locations in the Eastern European country. They’ll be hanging over the open waters of the Adriatic, searching for objects submerged in the deep sea and traversing across a high-wire rope over a ravine. At other times their feet will be firmly on the ground and they’ll be tested for hand-eye co-ordination, reaction and strategy.

Full of personal stories, Eternal Glory follows the eight stars, of all ages and disciplines. All are prize-winners in their own sport, but how will they fare when pushed beyond their comfort zone? Each episode comprises of four tough physical or mental challenges. One athlete will go home in each episode, determined by the ‘night duel’ game. Finally only one will emerge triumphant and achieve Eternal Glory.

Leading sports scientist Professor Greg Whyte will be providing an insight into the sports science behind each challenge.

ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Kate Maddigan said, “We have seen sports stars succeed in dancing, the jungle, cooking and the ice but I can’t wait to see them take on each other in these specially created challenges. This show is designed to reveal what makes sporting legends tick and I for one am excited to see under their skin and hear personal stories from their careers and beyond. With 8 of this country’s top sporting heroes going head to head we are in for a competition like no other and with Richard at the helm we hope to have plenty of laughs along the way.”

Eternal Glory is a format that has already achieved huge success throughout Europe. It will begin filming in Croatia this month.

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