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Drive

  • Episode: 

    3 of 5

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 19 Apr 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 16 2016 : Sat 16 Apr - Fri 22 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 3
 
ITV’s brand new entertainment series, Drive, features the thrills and spills of motor racing and pitches eight well known celebrities against each other in an adrenalin charged race with a difference.
 
In the third episode of the series, host Vernon Kay meets up with the remaining six celebrities and UK racing legend and double British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato is also on hand with his expert advice and introduces the group to their third challenge of the series; all-terrain 4x4 driving.
 
They are in for their roughest ride yet, as they’re put through their paces.
 
They take part in a full throttle head to head race as well as a deep water course with an explosive twist, as our stars have to work together to make it to the finish line. The bottom two will then face The Night Race
 
The Night Race takes place on a specially designed course that will push the drivers to their limits. Each week, the bottom two contestants will be put behind the wheel of a BMW M3, which can do 0-60 in around four seconds. Racing one after the other, they must each attempt to complete the course in the fastest possible time. The driver with the quickest time survives and the slowest goes home. 
 
Drive will test the celebrities to their limits but who will steer themselves to victory?
 
Series overview
 
ITV’s brand new entertainment series, Drive, features the thrills and spills of motor racing and pitches eight well known celebrities against each other in an adrenalin charged race with a difference.
 
In the first show of the series host Vernon Kay meets the eight celebrities - rapper Professor Green; singer Ella Eyre; TV personality Louis Walsh; actor and comedian Johnny Vegas; Olympic athlete Colin Jackson; TV presenter Mariella Frostrup; weather expert Laura Tobin and broadcaster Angus Deayton. UK racing legend and double British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato is also on hand with his expert advice and introduces the group to their first challenge of the series; Banger Racing.
 
Banger Racing is one of the hardest of all motor sports - it’s rough and it’s tough and the celebrities will have to prove they have what it takes to blast over the finish line and through to next week’s show.
 
In the first race of the series to determine who goes straight through to the following week’s show the eight celebrities are split into two groups. Each group of four have to race against each other in their banger cars completing 10 laps around the track. But it’s not just each other that they are up against… Four menacing ‘Wreckers’ will also be joining the race with the sole purpose of wreaking havoc. The winner from each of these groups will automatically go through to next week’s driving challenge, leaving the other remaining six celebrities to battle it out and compete in a second banger race.