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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 April, 2003, 10:38 GMT 11:38 UK
The return of Superstars
Brian Jacks
Brian Jacks was a 1970s Superstar
Legendary BBC sport show Superstars will return this summer with Johnny Vaughan and Suzi Perry as hosts.

After a break from our screens of 18 years, the series returns with a host of sporting stars lined up to compete in La Manga, Spain.

Among those competitors already confirmed are footballers Dennis Wise and Stuart Pearce, athletes Colin Jackson and Liz McColgan and rugby players Martin Offiah and brothers Rory and Tony Underwood.

Former jockeys Richard Dunwoody and Peter Scudamore, Steve Collins from boxing, Annabel Croft from tennis will also take part.

And skiing will be represented by Alain Baxter and Graham Bell, along with Alain's cousin, snowboarder Lesley McKenna.

Bell told BBC Sport: "I came second in Junior Superstars 20 years ago so it is great I am taking part again.

"It should be a lot of fun.

"I think Alain [Baxter] has a great chance of winning but the rugby boys will be hard to beat as well."

The six-part series will feature four men's qualifiers and a final, and a women's special, all of which will be based at an Olympic-style village.

Kevin Keegan
Kevin Keegan was soon to be parted from his bike
Contestants will live and compete together, taking part in 10 disciplines, ranging from the infamous gym tests to mountain biking, the 100m sprint, target golf, and swimming.

Presenter Johnny Vaughan says: "The public demand to bring it back has been huge and this time we've got a real mix from all areas of sport.

"Footballers like Wise and Pearce are bound to spice things up and I can't wait to see the girls in action!"

Co-host Suzi Perry said: "When I was growing up I absolutely loved Superstars, seeing different sports favourites in different challenges against each other.

"I expect it will be a huge amount of fun and I'm looking forward to working with Johnny Vaughan. Better get practising those squat thrusts!"

The original Superstars was presented by David Vine and ran for 11 years on BBC ONE from 1974.

Memorable moments included Brian Jacks' outstanding gym performances, Kevin Keegan falling off a bike at high speed, and Malcolm McDonald setting a record for the 100m.

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