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  • Episode: 

    1 of 5

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 05 Apr 2016
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 14 2016 : Sat 02 Apr - Fri 08 Apr
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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.