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Holly Willoughby is joined by Bradley Walsh and Frank Lampard in Play To The Whistle

Published: Thu 02 Apr 2015

ITV Entertainment has commissioned a brand new Saturday night sports comedy panel show.
 
Hosted by Holly Willoughby, Play To The Whistle is a comedy entertainment show with sport at its heart.
 
Launching with team captains Frank Lampard and Bradley Walsh, Play To The Whistle will feature the very best names in comedy and sport.  Frank and Bradley will don their captain’s armbands and will be joined by the very best global talent and the funniest comedians to play on their teams – the only criteria being that losing simply isn’t an option.
 
Each weekly fixture will see the opponents battle it out and prove their sporting prowess to find out who really knows their Tom Daleys from their Daley Thompsons.
 
Seann Walsh will be acting as the series’ comic umpire as both teams simply…Play To The Whistle.  Whether using their encyclopaedic sporting knowledge, their funny bones or physical skills, each round is only completed at the sound of Holly’s whistle.
 
Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment ITV said: “Whether watching with friends or family, Play To The Whistle will provide that essential sporting fix.”
 
Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry Bear Media, said: “Play To The Whistle is a superb watch whether you like sport or not. It’s packed with the biggest names from the world of comedy and sport. It’s worth staying in for on a Saturday night.”
 
Play To The Whistle is made by Hungry Bear Media and was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Comedy and Entertainment Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Peter Davey for ITV.  It is executive produced by Dan Baldwin for Hungry Bear Media.