Zone of Champions is a new ITV comedy clip show presented by Jack Bullman and Nicky Brimble – better known as comic actors John Thomson and Jessica Knappett.
“It’s a real pleasure to have John and Jess providing the comedic glue to this assortment of sports that don’t look like sports, but totally are sports. If you’ve ever wanted to see the finals of the world’s angriest goose competition or advanced canine gymnastics (regional heats) then Zone of Champions is the place for you.” – Ben Kelly, Commissioner, Entertainment at ITV
The network describe the six-part production as a show where viewers will ‘see anything from a horse playing football to escalator racing pensioners – all in the guise of epic sporting contests.’
This series aims to celebrate the bizarre and the wonderful where everything is a sport and anyone can be crowned a Champion. Jack and Nicky will be on hand in the state-of-the-art Zone of Champions news studio to provide comedic analysis of anything from long jumping cats to owl rhythmic gymnastics.
In the action-packed show ITV will screen a glorious stream of hilarious and unique sporting events captured on camera as we feature funny viral video’s, unusual TV moments and oddball archive clips, all put together with the wit and charm of scripted comedy to create a world of made up ludicrous competitive events, which will leave you wanting more.
“For too long television has overlooked the sporting events that the fans really want to see. Luckily ITV has come to its senses and I’m proud to be bringing the group stages of semi-professional Sheep Rugby back to where it belongs. Saturday nights.” – Tim Allsop, executive producer