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Join Freddie Flintoff & Co on their Highlands adventure tonight


By Gavin Musgrove

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Star guests... The League of Their Own boys with the crew of the strath-based Lunchbox Boys caterers during the recording last Autumn.
Star guests... The League of Their Own boys with the crew of the strath-based Lunchbox Boys caterers during the recording last Autumn.

The long-awaited A League of Their Own special partly recorded in the strath last Autumn will hit the screens this evening.

It is the first in a series of four hour-long episodes of the hit Sky One series.

There was a visit last October to the stunning beach at Loch Laggan on Ardverikie Estate and the team stayed at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort for part of their visit to the Highlands and were happy to pose for photographs with locals.

A Sky One spokesperson said: "For this brand new episode, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by ALOTO OG Jack Whitehall as they begin their odyssey of comedy at the legendary Urqhart Castle at Loch Ness.

"While there are no monsters in sight, the boys are about to take on some monstrous challenges.

"Former marine commando Jason Fox and adventurer Aldo Kane put them through their paces in a SAS Highlands Survival challenge, and we see who the sharpshooter of the team is in a Sniper Shoot-off."

The stars had originally been due to find out who amongst them was shinty's sharpest shooter but sadly the Covid pandemic restrictions led to the planned recording at the Dell with ex-Kingussie star Ronald Ross being called off.

A League of Their Own is usually studio-based but this visit is the latest leg of their road trips – this time confined to domestic travel due to the pandemic.

There have been road trips to both the US and to Europe in recent years – where they were joined by a series of stars from the world of sport and telly – as spin-offs from the popular show which has been running since 2010.

Comedian Whitehall, who left the show in 2018 and was replaced by Ranganathan, wrote on social media during the Highlands visit: “The old team back together for one last job #aleagueoftheirownroadtrip.”

Their visit followed hot on the heels of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May recording The Grand Tour locally with Hammond's old American muscle car breaking down in Newtonmore.

No dates for the show being aired has yet been given by Amazon.

Watch A League of Their Own: Loch Ness to London this evening at 9pm on Sky One and NOW.


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