The Seven Network today confirmed Ultimate Tag will premiere 7.00pm Sunday, 7 March.
Ultimate Tag turns the childhood game into a tournament between Players and Pro Taggers. Players must run, spin, dodge, tumble and dive their way through huge obstacle courses with the simple goal: Don’t get caught.
The elite Pro Taggers, whose job it is to stop the Players at every turn, have backgrounds including world champions, parkour icons, sprinters, gymnasts, and martial arts professionals. These Taggers will stop at nothing to claim their tag.
The Players, everyday Aussies from all walks of life, must avoid being tagged at all cost, leading to thrills, spills, and a show of skills.
Fresh from commentating Holey Moley, Ultimate Tag host, Matt Shirvington, said: “I’m so excited to introduce Australia to these extraordinary Players and Pro Taggers. I’ve been lucky enough to line up against some of the best athletes in the world and our Pro Taggers are on the same elite level. Their mind-blowing feats of athleticism, lighting fast pace and strategic skill will keep you on the edge of your seat and yes they’ll even be wearing lycra, thank god it’s them and not me.”
Ultimate Tag‘s other host, Abbey Gelmi, added: “It’s finally here! I cannot wait for everyone to fall in love with this show like I have. Expect high-octane thrills, big characters and even bigger courses. Ultimate Tag is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
Commentator Bill Woods will follow and call the action as it happens across six Heats, three Semi Finals and the Grand Final.
The last standing male and female Player will take home $100,000 prize money as well as the title of Australia’s first Ultimate Tag Champion.
Ultimate Tag is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for the Seven Network.
Ultimate Tag airs 7.00pm Sunday, 7 March on Channel 7 and 7plus