Coulthard and Irvine for TV show
|Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 14:26 GMT|
David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine will lead two teams of celebrities in a motorsport battle of the sexes to be broadcast on Sky One in the UK.
'The Race' will involve the celebrities going head to head every day for a week at Silverstone, and even living in a purpose built compound at the circuit.
The program will run from November 6, with the grand final - a Formula Ford race - on Sunday November 12.
Coulthard and Irvine will captain a girls team and a boys team respectively.
Both will have to choose a driver from their respective teams to be eliminated on the Friday night show.
Before any of the celebrities can take part, they will first need to earn their race licence like anyone else by passing an Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) test.
'The Race' will be shown live at 10pm every night on Sky One during the week of competition.
Captain: David Coulthard
Ms Dynamite (Urban music singer)
Tamara Ecclestone (Presenter and daughter of Bernie)
Jenny Frost (Pop star – ex-Atomic Kitten)
Melissa Joan Hart (Actress)
Ingrid Tarrant (TV personality and travel writer)
Captain: Eddie Irvine
Nigel Benn (Former boxing world champion)
Les Ferdinand (Former England footballer)
Brian Johnson (AC/DC lead singer)
Nick Moran (Actor)
Gary Numan (Electro-pop artist)