Olympic Games rings 2012 on the Tyne Bridge

Channel 4 is to air The Superhumans Show a magazine series, covering all things Paralympics.

The Superhumans Show comes to Channel 4 as the ParalympicsGB team prepares to take on the world at Rio 2016. This series will help build on the success of London 2012 as well increase awareness in the run up to the Games taking place later this summer. The show will be joining Britain’s elite Paralympians as they push themselves to the limit to break personal bests and strive for podium glory. Hosted by broadcaster and comedian Alex Brooker who will be joined by new and established Paralympic presenting talent as he meets celebrity guests and legends from the world of Paralympic sport.

‘’The London 2012 Paralympic Games were incredible and showed just what a fantastic event it really is. I can’t wait for Rio in six months’ time! I look forward to getting reacquainted with the Superhumans and in some cases introducing the public to them for the first time. I can’t wait to get started!” – Alex Brooker

Each week, The Superhumans Show will feature the latest news from Paralympic qualifying events around the world and profile the established and emerging talent that will be going for gold later this summer – plus it will bring viewers up-to-date with the heroes from London 2012. With challenges in the studio and guest presenters out on location, The Superhumans Show will be in the heart of the action as anticipation builds for The Paralympics in Brazil, showcasing all the different sports taking place at Rio and explaining the Paralympic classification system.

“This could be the greatest year ever for Paralympic sport in Britain and The Superhumans Show will be the essential one-stop shop for all you need to know about the athletes looking to make history in Rio.” – Steve Lyle, Commissioning Editor Sport, Channel 4

The first run of the series will launch on Saturday 27th February.

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