City legends Grant Holt and Russell Martin to captain live game show Never Mind the Danger at Norwich OPEN
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We've all seen their skill with a football.
But can Norwich City legends Grant Holt and Russell Martin handle themselves in a singing competition? Or a bake off?
An opportunity to see the Carrow Road stars in a more challenging environment is coming to Norwich OPEN in October with the launch of a new live game show - Never Mind the Danger.
Dreamt up jointly by club ambassador and former striker Grant Holt and current club captain Russell Martin along with Radius Sport Marketing, the show aims to show a 'different side' to the pair, along with some special guests.
Darren Venn, MD of Radius Sport Marketing said: 'Grant and Russ were very keen to show a different side to themselves because professional footballers can seem one dimensional.
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'TWe wanted to have them doing things you would not ordinarily see them doing. They might be cooking at one stage then singing the next.
'They both appeared in their school musicals and all professional footballers have to do an initiation song in their dressing rooms. We are normally privy to those things so this is an opportunity to see it.'
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Challenges already filmed include a mammoth 10 minute game of Jenga between the pair, but the guests appearing alongside them remain a secret.
'I would always say with regard to Russ, the project has been agreed with the club and his responsibility as a player and captain will always come first,' added Mr Venn.
'If you have ever wondered how good Grant Holt is at singing or how well Russell Martin handles icing a cake, you are going to find out.
'There will obviously be a bit of banter. They are both competitive so that will always be there. It is not a show about Norwich City or about football in general - it is an entertainment show.
'The plan is to host the one in October and like all things it will be subject to public demand, but we have pencilled in a Christmas special. It will never be too frequently to get in the way of the football season.'
The format for the show will be 90 minutes long with three round of 30 minutes. 'A game of three halves,' as Mr Venn puts it.
Live music will also be played during intervals, and after each round the audience will decide the winner.
'We ask the audience to vote and participate so they are very much an integral part of the show,' added Mr Venn.
The show will be held on October 16 starting at 8pm, with doors from 7pm.
For tickets visit nmtdoct17.eventbrite.co.uk.