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Superstars, The

LONG-RUNNING ATHLETIC championfest ranging around first the UK then Europe. Initially famous celebs from the sports world were featured (e.g. Bobby Charlton sprinting with dislodged hair strands, Kevin Keegan falling off a bike), but the show entered an imperial phase with the advent of the Superstar specialist athlete, most notably Olympic judo champion BRIAN JACKS of the “controversial” sliding squat-thrust technique and massive consumption of unpeeled oranges. DAVID VINE and RON PICKERING were your commentators. Revived in the new millennium to good effect, thanks largely to jocular JOHN INVERDALE behind the mike.

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  1. Richard Davies

    September 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Other much repeated slip-ups include James Hunt falling out a canoe & Stan Bowles shooting a table.

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