Going for gold

Vernon Kay
Vernon Kay

SPORTS-mad Vernon Kay is getting into the Olympic spirit with his new show.

The former St John Rigby pupil is to host Let’s Get Gold - a new sports-based entertainment show on ITV1.

The series will see sporting teams from across the UK battle it out, to impress a panel of celebrity pundits and sports stars.

Across the three nights, 15 teams will compete to transform their sport into the most spectacular and entertaining routine.

The winning team will be rewarded with a £100,000 prize.

Vernon said: “With the Olympics just around the corner and sport fever hitting the UK, this show provides the stage for local sporting teams to show off their skills and sporting prowess in breathtaking performances,”

“With a huge cash prize up for grabs and an all-star panel of famous pundits from the worlds of showbiz and sport, this promises to be the ultimate sporting battle.”