‘Chaotic and crazy’ CelebAbility returns to ITV 2 after becoming one of the channel’s biggest shows of 2017

CELEBABILITY is set to return to ITV 2 later this year for a second series following a successful first run in 2017.

The show, from the makers of Ninja Warrior and The Chase, quickly became the youngest profiling new show on the channel with 62 per cent of viewers aged between 16-34.

The feedback from the debut series has forced producers to extend the new series from six episodes to eight.

Hosted by the voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling, who is joined again by his trusted adjudicator Marek Larwood.

CelebAbility is returning to ITV 2. Photo: ITV

Iain said: “CelebAbility is back and I cannot wait! Celebrities doing tasks against the members of the public – who will come out on top?”

Hoping to win £5,000, a group of friends will go head to head with celebrities in a series of uniquely crazy rounds.

All of which are based on the unusual skill or ability that the celebrities believe they naturally possess.

Saskia Schuster, ITV’s comedy controller saids: “We are delighted that CelebAbility is back.

“This time round it’s going to get even more silly and definitely more competitive, so good luck to Iain Stirling and Marek Larwood as they try to keep order in the studio…let the battle begin.”

Highlights from the first series included MiC’s Stephanie Pratt reading a dog’s mind, Olympic Medal winning gymnast Louis Smith attempting to eat a poppadum as quietly as possible and “always lucky” Joey Essex picking the right pigeon to be pooped on.

Other guests included Laura Whitmore, Vicky Pattison, Pete Wicks, Maya Jama, Keith Duffy, Ed Gamble, Vogue Williams and Megan McKenna.

Lily-Ann Gilmour
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