Dual code rugby legend Wendell Sailor has been confirmed as sideline reporter for Channel 7’s upcoming event TV program, AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN.
Joining previously announced hosts Edwina Bartholomew and Hamish McLachlan, Sailor will bring viewers all the action as it happens from Australia’s finest athletes as they tackle the world’s toughest obstacle competition.
“I’m excited to be in this great show and love seeing people being challenged, working as a team.” Wendell said.
A proud Queenslander, Wendell excelled in both Rugby League (playing over a combined 200 games for Brisbane Broncos and Illawarra Dragons) and Rugby Union (over 50 games with Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs). He also played 37 tests for the Wallabies.
No stranger to Channel Seven, he has appeared on both Dancing With The Stars and Australia’s Greatest Athlete.
Inspired by the global fitness phenomenon, AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN is impossible tocomplete alone, the only way to conquer it is to work together as a cohesive unit of three.
Raising the bar on team competitions, groups of friends, families and workmates must join forces to race through a specially-designed spectacular Spartan course engineered to challenge their determination, endurance and will.
The format rights for Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge are held by NBCUniversal International Formats and will be distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.