Ultimate Tag will take the childhood game of tag and take it up a notch when it premiers on Seven at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 7.
The show will feature Australians from all walks of life stepping up to the challenge against pro taggers, who include some of the world’s parkour stars, sports champions, sprinters, gymnasts and martial arts pros.
The show features a men’s and women’s competition and takes place across six heats, three semi-finals and a grand final.
Players must run, spin, dodge, tumble and dive their way around the obstacle courses in the Ultimate Tag arena, with every course and run getting more challenging.
The courses include Survival Tag, Gravity Tag, Revenge Tag, The Wall, Stealth Tag, Dodge Tag, The Alley and The Vortex.
The last standing male and female player will take home $100,000 in prize money as well as the title of Australia’s first Ultimate Tag Champion.
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.”
The show’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.
Launched in the US in 2020, the Australian version will be the family show everyone will be cheering for in 2021.
Ultimate Tag is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Channel 7.