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New 'Second Captains' TV show to debut next month

“Think Gamesmaster meets Crystal Maze meets Live at 3 meets Golden Girls with the set being a tasteful recreation of the Aztec zone.”

Four outta five ain't bad: (L-R) McDevitt, Early, Hick and Murphy will be on RTÉ 2 on 10 September.
Four outta five ain't bad: (L-R) McDevitt, Early, Hick and Murphy will be on RTÉ 2 on 10 September.
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Updated 10.05

“SECOND CAPTAINS” ARE coming soon to a small screen near you.

The team formerly behind Newstalk’s award-winning Off The Ball sports show will debut a new TV programme on RTÉ 2 next month.

The first episode of “Second Captains Live” will air on 10 September, the night of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna.

“Lots of people asking about the format of our new RTE tv show,” the team tweeted this morning.

“Think Gamesmaster meets Crystal Maze meets Live at 3 meets Golden Girls with the set being a tasteful recreation of the Aztec zone.”

Since their high-profile split from Newstalk earlier this year, Eoin McDevitt, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan moved into podcasting and initially signed up to do a weekly show with the Irish Times.

But the podcast was so well-received that they bumped up their output to four shows a week, with two football specials alongside two general programmes.

Following talks with RTÉ they filmed a pilot TV episode in front of a live studio audience earlier this month, and it is understood that the show on 10 September will be the first of four to air between now and Christmas.

Details on how to apply for audience tickets are expected to be released later today.

– Originally published 09.46

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