When is Cannonball on ITV tonight and what is Frankie Bridge and Freddie Flintoff’s Saturday night show?

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CANNONBALL is ITV’s wacky show which challenges its players to take on a course of various water-based hazards and obstacles.

Presented by England cricket great Freddie Flintoff and singer Frankie Bridge, the course is packed with inflatable obstacles – but what else do we know about the show and where can we watch it?

 Fans of Total Wipeout can look forward to the similar show Cannonball

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Fans of Total Wipeout can look forward to the similar show Cannonball

When will Cannonball be on TV?

The sixth episode of Cannonball airs on Saturday, October 7 at 6.15pm on ITV.

It goes head-to-head with Pointless and Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One, Gardeners World on BBC Two as well as Channel 4’s Location, Location Location.

The wet and wild programme was filmed in the balmier climate of the Mediterranean in Valetta, Malta, in late April.

There will be ten episodes in total in addition to a Christmas special and a Splash Hits show featuring the highlights from filming.

 Frankie Bridge is one of two household names at the helm of Cannonball

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Frankie Bridge is one of two household names at the helm of Cannonball

What is ITV’s Cannonball?

Cannonball sees contestants compete in daft water-based challenges.

Each week 24 contestants will face challenges in a custom-built water park, including tackling a giant swing and launching themselves cannonball-style at a target.

 In Cannonball contestants will take part in daft water-based challenges

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In Cannonball contestants will take part in daft water-based challenges

Crazy tasks will include attempting the highest and longest jumps possible off massive water slides in fancy dress.

A source said: “Cannonball is a wacky idea for a show but it promises to be funny. It involves people throwing themselves around in a swimming pool and making fools of themselves.”

The makers have been recruiting contestants with an advert saying: “Daredevils of all shapes and sizes can apply”.

Michael Kelpie, Managing Director of Potato, the production company for the show, said: “Everybody loves a great waterpark when they’re on holiday and Cannonball is the gameshow version of the best waterpark in the world.”

 Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff joins Frankie as Cannonball's leading duo

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Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff joins Frankie as Cannonball’s leading duo

Who is presenting Cannonball?

The show is hosted by two house-hold names, Freddie Flintoff and Frankie Bridge.

Presenters Radzi Chinyanganya, Maya Jama and comedian Ryan Hand are also on hand to capture the action as the contestants fly or belly flop into the water.

 Radzi Chinyanganya, Maya Jama and Ryan Hand will join Frankie and Freddie

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Radzi Chinyanganya, Maya Jama and Ryan Hand will join Frankie and Freddie

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff said: “What’s not to love about this show: Gallons of water and giant great inflatable slides are the perfect recipe for some spectacular comedy moments but also throw into the mix some truly incredible feats from the contestants. I can’t wait to get started!”

Contestants on the Dutch version of Cannonball take part in fun-filled challenges

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