Channel 5 today announces a thrilling new four part series, Tour De Celeb, where eight celebrities have just three months to prepare for the toughest physical and mental challenge on TV and in the amateur cycling world, L'Etape du Tour in France. A brutal 146km of endurance cycling through the French Alps, from Megeve to Morzine, L'Etape is the ultimate racing cycling challenge and the third largest participatory event in world sport.
Sporting legends, Austin Healey, Darren Gough and Amy Williams will be joined by stars from the world of entertainment and reality, Louie Spence, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Hugo Taylor, Jodie Kidd and Angellica Bell, as they embark on an arduous training s regime to prepare them physically and mentally for the strenuous task ahead.
Throughout the series, training will be monitored by top-level coaches who will ensure the riders reach L'Etape start line in the best possible shape. These include Dame Sarah Storey OBE, Britain's most decorated female Paralympian in cycling and swimming and Rob Hayles, the three-time Olympic medallist and double Track World Champion. Joining them is Asker Jeukendrup, an internationally renowned exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist and Ironman tri-athlete.
It won't all be hard graft in the saddle. Along the way, there'll be ‘team-bonding' events, including the notorious Tough Mudder challenge, aerial yoga and aqua cycling, as well as innumerable pampering sessions to ease the saddle sores. This will help forge the key relationships and esprit de corps required to take on this challenge of a lifetime. They'll also participate in a number of warm-up events, including the Bostin Peaks cycling sportive and the White Rose Classic, so coaches can assess their progress for when the 8 riders are divided into two teams of 4, for the main event.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Tour De Celeb - The Formation World Tour - Netflix
The Formation World Tour was the seventh concert tour by American singer Beyoncé in support of her sixth studio album, Lemonade. The all-stadium tour was announced following her guest appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The tour started on April 27, 2016 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and concluded on October 7, 2016 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, comprising 49 dates. The tour's title is in reference to Beyoncé's 2016 song “Formation”. The tour's production and staging consisted of a 60 foot tall rotating LED cuboid referred to as the 'Monolith', a treadmill runway and a secondary stage that stores and produces 2,000 gallons of water. The theme of the tour was described as following the same linear chapters to that of the tour's supporting album Lemonade, with each rotation of the aforementioned 'Monolith' representing a new chapter of the show. Several music critics gave the show positive reviews, with a variety of publications praising both the tour's production and Beyoncé's performance and vocal abilities. The tour had a variety of notable opening acts, including a number of special guests joining prominent opener DJ Khaled on stage. Supporting acts also included artists signed to Beyoncé's own management company, Parkwood Entertainment, such as the duo Chloe x Halle, who were relatively unknown at the time. The Formation World Tour ranked at #1 and #2 on Pollstar's 2016 mid-year Top 100 Tours chart both in North America and worldwide respectively, with a total mid-year worldwide gross of $137.3 million from the first 25 shows (including $126.3 million from the first North American leg of the tour). In total, the tour grossed $256 million from 49 sold out shows according to Billboard Boxscore, and ranked at #2 on Pollstar's 2016 Year End Tours chart.
Tour De Celeb - Dancers - Netflix
Beyonce had 19 dancers and one aerialist on tour. Ashley Everett (dance captain) Kimberly “Kimmie Gee” Gipson (dance co-captain) Fulani Bahati Dnay Baptiste Kendra Jae Bracy Tasha Bryant Hannah Douglass Hajiba Fahmy Amandy Fernandez Jasmine Harper Sabina Lundgren Saidah Naibori Ferly Prado Deijah Robinson Ai Shimatsu Ebony Williams Tajana B. Williams Quinetta “Quinny” Wilmington Khadijah Wilson Darielle Williams (aerialist)
Tour De Celeb - References - Netflix