ITV ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SOCCER AID PROGRAMMING

ITV announce new documentaries, special programmes and celebrity specials of viewers' favourite game shows.



ITV have announced one-off documentary Lee Mack's Road To Socceraid, where the comedian attempts to get into shape for the Soccer Aid charity football match. The programme will also follow him as he tries to improve his footballing technique after missing three penalties in three previous Soccer Aid matches.



He will be joined in the fundraising match by former Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, television presenter Paddy McGuinness and former footballers Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, Roberto Carlos and Jamie Redknapp.


As previously announced, ITV will also air one-off programme On Yer Bike for Soccer Aid hosted by presenter and cricketing icon Freddie Flintoff. He will be joined on screen by cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins as the eight celebrities take to the saddle for this epic cycling challenge. Split into two teams of four, England versus the World, they will go head to head over three epic cycling legs, all set in the gorgeous and dramatic backdrop of rural Yorkshire



Alongside the new bespoke shows, ITV have announced special celebrity versions of daytime shows Tenable, Tipping Point and The Chase, plus specials of The Cube and Celebrity Catchphrase.


Furthermore, ITV daytime's This Morning, Loose Women, Martin and Roman Weekend Best and James Martin’s Saturday Morning will all be supporting this years campaign with special programming and guests to raise awareness for the fantastic cause.



The 10th anniversary match of Soccer Aid for UNICEF will broadcast live on ITV and STV, and the ITV Hub, on Saturday 4th September.