Former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon told Digital Spy that she believes any comparisons to Britain's Got Talent are wide of the mark.
McCutcheon said: "It's not a typical Britain's Got Talent show. Some of these people only just missed out on the Olympics, this is a high calibre of talent, much higher than other shows. We've been gobsmacked by some of the things that they do."
Una Healy of The Saturdays praised the "broad spectrum of sports and entertainment" on offer, adding: "It marries together the guys who love sport, and the masses of people who love reality TV shows."
"We're not making or breaking anyone," explained Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. "There is no pressure on us, and we're not playing Simon Cowell.
"All the talent is incredibly good, we just have to pick the best from the best."
Ferdinand added: "I doubt [I can match Simon Cowell], he's the man."
Cricketer and A League of Their Own regular Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff explained that the grand prize of £100,000 "will mainly go back into funding sports for the clubs taking part".
Let's Get Gold debuted on ITV1 last night and continues tonight (Friday, July 6) at 9pm on ITV1.
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