Comedian Rob Beckett has been named as the host of the new BBC competition show Unbreakable.
Beckett, 36, will bring his sharp observations honed on the Parenting Hell podcast and will challenge the couples to a series of mental, physical and emotional challenges designed to reveal whose relationship is the strongest.
💟 Six celebrity couples prepare to put their romantic relationships to the test in new competition #Unbreakable
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) September 21, 2022
BBC Unbreakable 2022 celebrity cast
The cast of the new couple competition show is star-studded to say the least.
Loose Women panellist Denise Welch will be rising to the challenge with her acclaimed artist husband Lincoln Townley.
After a chance meeting on a beach in Marbella 18 months ago, Pimlico Plumber Charlie Mullins OBE will be competing alongside his partner, singer-songwriter RaRa.
Welsh Falklands veteran and author Simon Weston CBE will be appearing alongside his wife of 35 years Lucy Weston.
World record-breaking BMX racer and track cyclist, Olympian Shanaze Reade will be taking part with her event organiser and TV personality partner Teddy Edwardes.
Comedian and Presenter Stephen Bailey will share the stage with his employment lawyer boyfriend, Rich Taylor.
Champion ballroom dancer and Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge Shirley Ballas will prove it takes to tango with West End star Danny Taylor – will the all-singing, all-dancing duo score a perfect 10?
What is BBC Unbreakable about?
The celebrity couples will be put to the ultimate romantic test under the watchful eyes of two experts, Anjula Mutanda and Maria McErlane.
Anjula Mutanda, Relationship Psychotherapist, popular TV commentator and president of Relate, believes that “maintaining connection, having mutual respect, and having fun together can really strengthen a couple’s relationship”.
The country’s favourite Agony Aunt Maria McErlane believes that “most problems can be solved with kindness and communication”.
Speaking about the show, Rob Beckett said: “Who doesn’t like to see celebrities and their real life partners put to the test under pressure? It was an amazing experience to film, and I’ll never be able to un-see Shirley Ballas get a tattoo, Denise Welch fall into a lake, or Simon Weston blindfold his wife in a maze.”
After years in the public eye, the BBC has teased that “viewers may be surprised to see these couples in an unexpected new light, as they compete to prove they are truly unbreakable…”
Unbreakable will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this Autumn.