RTE Television

Ireland's Fittest Family

Starts Saturday 11 January at 7.30pm on RTÉ One

From the makers of Celebrity Bainisteoir comes Ireland's Fittest Family, a new primetime RTÉ One television entertainment show that will search the country for the fittest, fastest, strongest families! After physical and scientific testing, twelve families will qualify to enter the most extreme fitness competition ever.

Over six weeks these elite families will compete against each other on the toughest endurance courses in the country. After each event the weakest family will be eliminated, until there's just one family standing.

The winning family will walk away with a €15k cash prize and the title of Ireland's Fittest Family 2013.

Overseeing the whole process will be four mentors, well known faces from the world of Irish sport. They will mentor the families, working with them each week on fitness, dietary plans and coaching them to elite levels! Already signed up are international rugby coach Eddie O'Sullivan and legendary Clare GAA bainisteoir Davy Fitzgerald.

Programmes

Programme One

In Programme One we start with twelve families. Each of our coaches start with four families each. These families compete against each other with only three families going through to the finals.

The families will be competing on an urban adventure course in the middle of Dublin's Docklands which has been designed by Toughathlon. This course, designed using shipping containers, water and rugged terrain, will push them to mental and physical extremes. Here they will race off against each other in the toughest race of their lives.

The families competing in the first programme are....

Programme Two

After programme one there are only eight families left in the competition. Tonight the first four of these go head to head with the weakest family being eliminated. They will mentor the families, working with them each week on fitness, dietary plans and coaching them to elite levels!

Our four coaches are breathing down their necks at they push their families on to become Ireland's Fittest Family.

Programme Three

Tonight, of the remaining eight families, the second four families go head to head with the weakest family being eliminated. They will mentor the families, working with them each week on fitness, dietary plans and coaching them to elite levels!

Programme Four

Tonight, of the remaining six families, three families go head to head in Killruddery Co Wicklow with places in the final up for grabs. This week's families are the McNallys, the Kellys and the Donegans.

Episode Five

Tonight, of the remaining six families, the second set of three families go head to head in Killruddery Co Wicklow with places in the final up for grabs. This week's families are the O'Reilly's, Daverns and Ronaynes.

Programme Six - The Finale

Four families, the Donegans, the O'Reillys, the McNallys and the Daverns, go head-to-head to see which family will walk away with €15,000 and be crowned Ireland's Fittest Family

Ireland's Fittest Family
  • RTÉ One, Saturday, 7.30pm