Frank Lampard joins Holly Willoughby on new ITV sports panel show, Play to the Whistle

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Holly Willoughby will host a new Saturday night sports comedy panel show called Play To The Whistle.

Former England footballer Frank Lampard and TV presenter Bradley Walsh will be team captains and each week they'll be joined by the very best global sporting talent and the funniest comedians. 

Stand-up comic Seann Walsh will be the series' umpire as both teams battle it out in a series of sporting challenges designed to test their sports knowledge and physical skills.

Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment ITV said: “Whether watching with friends or family, Play To The Whistle will provide that essential sporting fix.”

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry Bear Media, said: “Play To The Whistle is a superb watch whether you like sport or not. It’s packed with the biggest names from the world of comedy and sport. It’s worth staying in for on a Saturday night.”


Sean Marland
Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV, TV & Satellite Week and

Sean has been writing about all things telly for over 10 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are The Great British Bake-Off, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.