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Rio Ferdinand, Freddie Flintoff, Una Healy for ITV's 'Let's Get Gold'

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Rio Ferdinand and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff have been named as judges on new ITV1 talent show Let's Get Gold.

The pair will be joined on the sport-themed programme's panel by The Saturdays' Una Healy and former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon.

Rio Ferdinand - The Manchester United star celebrates his 33rd birthday today.

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Freddie Flintoff Record Breakers

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Let's Get Gold features 15 sports teams competing over three nights to entertain the panel with a routine which also shows off their sporting skills. The winning team will collect a prize of £100,000.

Ferdinand said in a statement: "I can't wait to get started on the judging panel of Let's Get Gold. It's set to be a fantastic show, capturing the nation's sporting mood perfectly. I am very excited to be working with Freddie, Martine and Una in the search for new sporting stars. May the best team win!"

A League of Their Own panelist Flintoff described the show as "a new challenge" and said that he believes each judge will be looking for "something different" in competitors.

Martine McCutcheon

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Una Healy arrives at The Brompton Club to celebrate her hen night.

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McCutcheon expressed her excitement at "seeing some unbelievable talent", while Healy said that she is keen to see how competitors "will put an entertainment spin on sports such as rugby and golf".

Vernon Kay, who will host Let's Get Gold, added: "With the Olympics just around the corner and sport fever hitting the UK, this show provides the stage for local sporting teams to show off their skills and sporting prowess in breathtaking performances.

"With a huge cash prize up for grabs and an all-star panel of famous pundits from the worlds of showbiz and sport, this series promises to be the ultimate sporting battle."

Let's Get Gold will be 'stripped' across three consecutive nights in July on ITV1.

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