Harry Redknapp to lead former England stars into fitness with ITV

Eleven big names and one big game, this could be the biggest comeback ever thanks to a two part factual entertainment special from ITV.

“Classic ITV, entertaining, with scale and purpose, and moreover we are finally going to answer the age old question “Who ate all the pies?” – Kate Teckman, ITV’s commissioning editor of Factual Entertainment

A team of England legends, whose waistlines have expanded since they hung up their boots, will take on the challenge of getting back in shape and back on the pitch.

This England team, led by manager Harry Redknapp, is a who’s who of former 80’s and 90’s international legends including; John Barnes, David Seaman, Robbie Fowler, Mark Wright, Matthew Le Tissier, Chris Waddle, Rob Lee, Ray Parlour, Lee Sharpe, Mark Chamberlain, Paul Merson, and Razor Ruddock. ITV’s all-star eleven are getting together for one last job, but this time their goals are more about their waistlines than the touchlines.

Viewers will watch as the lads, who played in an era when a few pints and kebabs were all part of the working week, will be yanked out of their very comfortable zone and plunged into a new regime akin to that of present day professional footballers.

The extreme change to their fitness and diet routines will shed light on how important it is for everyone to maintain a healthy balanced diet and fitness routine as you approach middle age. The players will be constantly monitored to see how well they’re keeping on track ahead of the big match. Will the pride of old English lions be able to fit back into their 90’s England kits and beat a team of 90s international rivals? ITV ponder.

“We’re thrilled to be working with ITV on this unique and epic new series. Bringing together some of England’s greatest footballers of all time, we’re looking forward to seeing if they can ditch their unhealthy habits, to get match fit, back in their kits and on the pitch, doing what they do best.” – Leon Wilson, Managing Director of production company Talkback

Match Fit is the working title for the series which has yet to be scheduled into the ITV transmissions.

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