League of champs compete on variety show

From left, Eamon Sullivan, Tommy Little and Pat Cash in a scene from the TV series A League of Their Own.
From left, Eamon Sullivan, Tommy Little and Pat Cash in a scene from the TV series A League of Their Own. Contributed by Network Ten

THERE'S bound to be a few injuries on Ten's new sports variety show A League of Their Own.

The new game show sees Aussie athletes and comedians compete in a series of challenges like pitching a baseball and playing soccer with Zorb balls.

"We nearly killed Amanda Keller, which wasn't the plan," host Tommy Little told The Guide.

"We put fake snow throughout the studio. It's made of soap so everything slides along the ground a lot faster than anticipated.

''We sent her flying into a camera at 50kmph."

Little suffered his own injury when he attempted to hit a bowling ball with a tennis racquet.

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"It might be a bit melodramatic, but I might have broken my hand," he said.

"At the time I couldn't move my hand for a couple of days. Then it got better, but that was almost two months ago and there are still a lot of things I can't do with it. I'm holding off going to the doctors; there might be an injury report still to come. But don't' feel sorry for me, I'm an idiot (laughs)."

Despite the need for a "safety guy", Little said his guests were up for anything.

"People found it refreshing that they weren't going to just sit there and tell the same story they've told a thousand times now," he said.

Joined by team captains Eamon Sullivan and Pat Cash, Little meets many of his sporting heroes. He is also proud of the lesser known sports stars on the show.

"I play games with people I grew up idolising, like shooting a few baskets with Lauren Jackson," he said.

This week, Little and the team captains are joined by guests Michael O'Loughlin, Wendell Sailor, Veronica Milsom and Anthony Lehmann.

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