Sky1 has given the greenlight to One Hundred And Eighty, an 8 episode darts game show from ITV Studios that is being fronted by Davina McCall and will also feature Freddie Flintoff and Rod Studd.
Hosted by McCall, One Hundred and Eighty will see professional darts players playing to determine a prize fund at the start of each show. They will then be paired into teams with lucky members of the public and will go head-to-head in a series of darts-based games and traditional legs of 501. One team will go through to play the final game hoping to take home the cash prize. Rod Studd and Freddie Flintoff will provide commentary throughout each episode.
The game show was commissioned by Sky’s Commissioning Editor Barbara Lee and ordered by Sky1 Director Adam MacDonald. ITV Studios is producing, with Lee Connolly, Paul Broadbent and Ben Kelly serving as executive producers. The series will be made with the collaboration of the Professional Darts Corporation and feature a number of their top players including Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Stephen Bunting.
“Darts is a sport close to the nation’s heart. There is something incredibly exciting about reinventing this tradition, with a fresh, modern entertainment twist, all exclusively for Sky1″, said Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky1. One Hundred and Eighty brings together Davina and Freddie with the sports finest pro-players and members of the darts playing public, in a fun competition that is certainly not to be missed.”
“One Hundred and Eighty is part game show, part event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for darts-mad fans to pair up with their heroes and go home with some serious money”, added Lee Connolly, Creative Director of Entertainment for ITV Studios. “With Davina McCall as quiz master and Freddie Flintoff providing wit and humour from the commentary box, One Hundred and Eighty will bring all the excitement and energy of top class darts to Sky1’s audience.”