BBC bosses are said to be keen on bringing the classic sporting game show back to TV screens following the success of gold medal-winning athletes such as Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Sir Chris Hoy.
"The BBC want to harness the appeal of Team GB and has agreed Superstars is the best way to do it," an insider told The Sun. "The programme will showcase their skills, but will be a bit quirky.
"How will Mo Farah get on in Chris Hoy's cycling shoes? Can Jessica Ennis add another skill to the seven she already has?"
The BBC reportedly wants to relaunch Superstars next spring as part of Comic Relief, and the charity is understood to be entering negotiations with the format's rights holder IMG. Sky are also reported to be interested in securing the rights to the show.
Superstars sees athletes from across the world of sport competing against each other in a variety of athletic challenges. Originally broadcast by ABC in the United States, the programme first ran in the UK between 1973 and 1985, hosted by former Grandstand host David Vine.
It was revived by the BBC for a second run between 2003 and 2005, while a team version featuring Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Kelly Holmes, Roger Black and Mike Catt aired on Channel 5 in 2008.
Watch a clip from the original Superstars featuring Kevin Keegan below:
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