Rio Ferdinand to star in Let's Get Gold
Rio Ferdinand is getting over his Euro heartbreak by starring in new sports show Let's Get Gold.
The football ace, who was controversially left out of England's team at the European Championships, will be working this summer after all - landing a job as a judge for the TV talent show.
Let's Get Gold airs in July, and will see 15 teams showing off their sporting skills. The winning squad will be awarded a cash prize of £100,000.
Ferdinand will join Freddie Flintoff, The Saturdays' Una Healy and former EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon on the judging panel.
Ferdinand says, "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!"
The show's host Vernon Kay adds, "With the Olympics just around the corner and sport fever hitting the U.K., 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 aired over three consecutive nights on ITV1.