Flintoff and McGuinness to front Total Wipeout comeback for BBC One

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Top Gear duo Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness will commentate over classic episodes of Total Wipeout for a new series on BBC One.

Endemol Shine-owned Initial is behind the six-part series, Total Wipeout: Freddie and Paddy Takeover, in which the North West duo will re-voice the entertainment series.  Working remotely under lockdown conditions, Flintoff and McGuinness will provide the voice-over to games including Sucker Punch, The Sweeper and the Big Red Balls.

Total Wipeout ran for six series between 2009 and 2012, with former Top Gear host Richard Hammond the original commentator.

BBC content director Charlotte Moore ordered the 6 x 40-minute series alongside entertainment controller Kate Phillips, with Richard Greenwood executive producing for Initial.

Initial joint Managing Director Cat Lynch said: “Freddie and Paddy will add a brilliant dose of mischief and warmth so viewers can enjoy a new take on these classic episodes.