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Don’t Rock the Boat on ITV - when it starts, celebs and presenters for new reality show

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Don't Rock The Boat will see 12 celebs getting very sea sick! Will the red team win? Or will it be the blues?

Don’t Rock the Boat is a new ITV reality show which sees twelve celebrities attempt to row the entire length of Britain - and it starts tonight (Monday 2nd November!)

The five-part adventure sees “twelve famous famous step out of their comfort zones” as they take on “one of the toughest shows ever filmed on both land and sea”.

Don’t Rock The Boat release date on ITV

ITV has now confirmed that Don’t Rock the Boat will start on Monday 2nd November at 9pm and will be stripped across five nights that week, finishing on Friday 6th November.

Who’s on the boat?

The celebs have been divided into two teams to make the show more fun! The Red Crew consists of actors Adam Thomas and Craig Charles, model and presenter Jodie Kidd, singer Fleur East, former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson, and double Olympic gold-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton.

MORE: Adam Thomas on the huge challenge of taking part in Don't Rock the Boat (opens in new tab)

Red team on Don't Rock the Boat

It's the reds! Can the red team triumph on Don't Rock the Boat?

Squaring up to them on the Blue Crew are Olympic gold-winning heptathlete Denise Lewis, Love Island star Jack Fincham, ex Corrie star Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), social media star Joe Weller, The Chase’s Shaun Wallace and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.

Don't Rock the Boat blue team

And here's the blue team!

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Who’s presenting Don’t Rock the Boat?

Ex England cricketer and Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff and The Voice’s AJ Odudu. Freddie says: “I'm thrilled to be hosting this brand new show for ITV. It sounds like it's going to be a huge challenge for the twelve rowers so I'm pleased that I'll be spending most of my time on dry land... hopefully! It should be a great watch for everyone at home and I can't wait to get started.”

AJ Odudu added: “This is going to be a great show, with an epic line-up. Such a brilliant mix of personalities and challenges which always makes for good telly. I personally cannot wait to get going - especially filming with the legend that is Freddie Flintoff. We’re going to have so much fun! Bring it on!”

How does it work?

Well our famous 12 are split into two teams of six. Each team is tasked with rowing the entire length of Britain. Each team will also compete in a string of on-shore challenges for vital advantages over the opposition. As they row they will of course be taking on some of the roughest seas in the world.

Is there a trailer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1UMTfQDuTk

Yep, it says “12 celebrities, 370 miles, one rule… Don’t Rock The Boat!”

Don't Rock the Boat starts on ITV on Monday 2nd November at 9pm.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


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