Friday night's TV is set to be dominated by the BBC's Sport Relief extravaganza. At 10pm on BBC 2, sit down, turn on and strap yourself in as the Top Gear boys take on that genteel classic 'Ground Force'. With Alan Titchmarsh nowhere in sight (but plenty of diggers, explosives and concrete) the unsuspecting Sportsman whose garden is being transformed is certainly in for a surprise. In the immortal words of Top Gear, how hard can it be?
One of the most ambitious elements of the plan involves a set of 10m Rugby Posts, supplied by Lowestoft manufacturer Harrod UK Ltd. Harrod UK are no strangers to the Top Gear production team having previously supplied football goals for a feature involving the presenters testing the dexterity of the Toyota Aygo by playing a game of car 5-a-side using a giant inflatable football.
Harrod UK's technical advisor John Robinson was on site during the filming of 'Top Garden Ground Gear Force' to ensure that the Rugby Posts were used in a safe manner. He commented "As with all projects we are involved with, safety is our primary concern. Despite the cavalier style of the show and its presenters all stunts were carried out in a controlled environment, and being on site I was able to advise on the safety issues involved with sports equipment of this size…. as well as being able to see the celebrity's reaction to the garden makeover first hand!"
So who is this mystery celebrity? Well let's just say that this Sporting Sir now has the perfect place to hang his gold medals - off his very own set of Harrod UK rugby posts!
Top Garden Ground Gear Force airs on BBC 2 at 10pm on Friday 14th March as part of the BBC's Sport Relief Night.
L-R: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May during the filming of the show.