Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness are voicing classic episodes of Total Wipeout as plucky contestants take on the Big Red Balls for their chance to win £10,000.

Paddy, 46, explained how the voiceover part of the show worked given the social distancing guidelines, joking: "When it comes to Fred the more social distancing the better!

"We recorded our voiceovers from separate booths while watching the show at the same time and it worked really well for us once we got into it.

"We’re very used to each other’s sense of humour and know exactly when the other is going to go off on one!"

Total Wipeout: Freddie and Paddy Takeover begins on 8th August

He talked about how much he remembers about the original Total Wipeout which ran from 2009-2012.

"When you start watching everything starts flooding back - you remember it instantly," he said.

"You remember the punches, you remember people falling in the mud, obviously the big red balls are iconic and then you got the end game which is all the different obstacles.

Classic episodes from the show are airing with brand new commentary

"It’s like a trip down memory lane, I think it’s going to be like that for a lot of people, and then they’ll have a new audience with all the kids because I can't imagine kids aren’t going to enjoy it – it’s right up their street – mine do!"

Freddie, 42, added: "I think most people have seen Wipeout before - I remember watching it and it’s just fun isn’t it?

"You’ve got people doing stuff on this water place which is just ridiculous; you don’t stop laughing at it. It’s hard! Some of the stuff people go through, from getting punched off a wall to falling on them big red balls, all to win ten grand!

"This time round it’s the best episodes from ten years ago and then me and Paddy have done the voiceover."

He even realised he actually knew one of the contestants as it was the daughter of one of his friends.

"There was a cricketer in the 80s and early 90s called Alan Lamb, he had a big moustache, bit of a character, and I know Alan and I know his daughter," he said.

"And she was on! I remember at the time watching and saying, “Oh it’s Lamby’s daughter!”

"I was in the voiceover studio and we were doing that episode so I’m commentating and talking about someone I know, 10 years on. So that was a bit different."

* Total Wipeout: Freddie and Paddy Takeover begins Saturday 8th August on BBC One at 7.10pm