Superstars coming back to BBC

Updated: 14 November 2012 13:45

The BBC has announced that its much-loved sporting entertainment show Superstars is coming back for a Gabby Logan-hosted Christmas special, featuring 16 of Britain's London 2012 heroes.

The BBC has announced that its much-loved sporting entertainment show Superstars is coming back for a Gabby Logan-hosted Christmas special, featuring 16 of Britain's London 2012 heroes.

The eight men and eight women from Team GB will be competing at the University of Bath for the two Superstars titles, with events set to include the 100 metres and 800 metres, the javelin, the 50-metre swim, archery, cycling, kayaking and the legendary Superstars gym tests.

The athletes taking part in the 90-minute television special are:

Alistair Brownlee, Olympic gold winner, Triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee, Olympic bronze winner, Triathlon

Mo Farah, Olympic double gold champion for 5,000 and 10,000 Metres

Robbie Grabarz, Olympic bronze medal winner, High Jump

Michael Jamieson, Olympic silver medallist in 200 Metres Breast Stroke

Anthony Joshua, Olympic gold winner, Boxing (Super Heavyweight)

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Olympic gold winner, Rowing (Coxless Four)

Peter Wilson, Olympic gold winner, Shooting (Double Trap)

Nicola Adams, Olympic gold medal winner, Boxing

Lizzie Armitstead, Olympic silver medal winner, Cycling (Road Race)

Laura Bechtolsheimer, Olympic gold and bronze medal winner, Dressage

Gemma Gibbons, Olympic silver medallist, Judo

Helen Glover, Olympic gold medal winner, Women's Coxless Pair

Katherine Grainger, Olympic gold winner, Double Sculls

Jade Jones, Olympic gold winner, Taekwondo

Christine Ohuruogu, Olympic silver medal winner, 400 Metres

London 2012 bronze medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington will be a mentor to all the athletes in the pool and former Olympians Denise Lewis and Iwan Thomas will appear on the show as pundits.

Presenter Logan said: "I am thrilled to be hosting this special edition of Superstars; we have an incredible line-up of Olympic heroes.

"What an opportunity for them to compete against each other across a range of diverse physical challenges.

"My dad [footballer Terry Yorath] was on Superstars back in the late 70s and as a kid it was one of my favourite shows."