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Mark Watson Kicks Off

ITV4 panel show. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Mark Watson.

Mark Watson Kicks Off

A sports based panel show for ITV4 hosted by Mark Watson

Panel Show
8   (1 series)
Mark Watson
Gavin Claxton

A sports panel show brought to ITV4 by the makers of Radio Five Live's cult Saturday morning sports show Fighting Talk.

Comedian and Bristol City fan Mark Watson hosts a no-holds-barred celebration of not just the beautiful game but all that makes British sport great... or quite promising, frequently over-hyped and ultimately disappointing.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the series features guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment, invited to put their own spin on the week's sporting events. Guests on the panel are awarded points for unique opinions, punditry and sporting passion rather than 'correct' answers to some of the funniest and most peculiar sports questions.

Mark Watson says: "I'm delighted to be taking the reins for what promises to be a festival of sport and banter. I can promise the fans I will give 110 percent, possibly as much as 115 on occasion. I'll be putting a top squad of pundits through their paces, refereeing in a firm but fair manner, and sometimes setting a captain's example by putting my own skills on the line."

Channel boss Zai Bennett says: "ITV4 is renowned for bringing great sport and entertainment to viewers and Mark Watson Kicks Off is a great fit for us. Mark is a fantastic comedian and presenter, and will be bringing his expert sporting knowledge to the show. It's great to be welcoming him to the channel."

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 21st October 2010 on ITV4 at 10:35pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 9th December 2010 on ITV4 at 10:35pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 28th December 2011 at 2:05am