07:04 EST, 21 March 2014
07:43 EST, 21 March 2014
Jack Wilshere, Scott Parker, and Michael Dawson are used to performing amid the pressure of big crowds and multiple television lenses.
But on Friday night we will see them squirm while sitting in a black leather chair under one particularly uncompromising spotlight.
All three have taken part in a special
footballers’ edition of Celebrity Mastermind for Sport Relief to be
shown on BBC One at 7.00pm.
Who’s the Mastermind? Is it Fulham’s Parker, Arsenal’s Wilshere or Tottenham’s Dawson?
Mastermind? Parker, Dawson, Wilshere prepare to answer the questions in a video for Sport Relief
Master of Ceremonies: Walliams was in the chair to pose the questions for the Premier League stars
Eyes down: Wilshere in the famous Mastermind chair
Ready: Dawson prepares to answer his questions
Boffin? Parker bids to beat his rivals on Sport Relief
Walliams steps into the role of host usually occupied by John Humphrys
and gives the trio from Arsenal, Fulham and Tottenham a grilling that
tests their wits as much as their smarts.
is a sketch rather than a full show, so do not expect specialist
subjects that might reveal a hidden love for Dostoyevsky, particle
physics or American presidents.
But with a comedian at the helm all three players will need to be quick with any comeback lines.
such spirit, Walliams said: ‘Footballers are of course known for being
very clever so people should tune in and see how well they do.’
sketch sees all three wear full kits in a manner that might make John
Terry blush – but you’ll have to watch for any similar victory
Day job: Wilshere – in action against Bayern Munich – is currently recovering from a broken foot
Iron Mike: Dawson fends off Ricardo Vaz Te during Spurs clash with West Ham earlier this season
Strugglers: Parker competes with Everton’s Darron Gibson as Fulham bid to stay in the Premier League
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