Liz On The TV
Liz Halliday will be joined by current and ex-F1 drivers 'Crazy Dave' Coulthard and Eddie Irvine in a new TV programme on Sky One, The Race – beginning at 22.00 on Monday November 6, and then every evening at the same time through to November 12.

Ten ‘celebrity wannabe racing drivers’ will be put through their paces “to finally determine whether it’s men or women who really make the better drivers”.

“The series will pit two teams of five against one another for seven days of frantic battle-of-the-sexes action at Silverstone.”

The so-called ‘female celebrities’ comprise ‘urban music maestro’ Ms Dynamite, Tamara Ecclestone – daughter of Formula One boss Bernie – former Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost, US film star Melissa Joan Hart and TV personality Ingrid Tarrant. Ms. Ecclestone was recently voted one of the UK's most eligible women, by FHM magazine.

Liz Halliday and David Coulthard have the unenviable task of coaching this group.

Eddie Irvine and Silverstone Racing School chief instructor, Steve Deeks will coach the boys: ex-boxing world champion Nigel Benn, soccer star Les Ferdinand, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Nick Moran and ‘electro-pop pioneer’ Gary Numan.

The boys look to have more natural talent (at something) so far.

Once they’ve all passed their ARDS tests, one driver from each team will step forward each day to take part in a one-on-one driving duel, the “Rev Head Challenge”.

The main event of each day will see the ‘celebrities’ competing as a team against the opposite sex in everything from superminis and monster trucks, to off-road buggies and Lotus sportscars - to improve their ‘grand prix grid’ standing and avoid being handed the ‘suit of shame’.

Coulthard and Irvine will have to choose a driver from their respective teams to be eliminated on the Friday night show, while a grand final - a Formula Ford race – will be held on Sunday November 12. Good luck Liz!


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