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ABC to launch new live sport panel show Sideliners this Friday Night

SportKevin Perry

Olympic champion and media all-rounder Nicole Livingstone and comedian Tegan Higginbotham have joined forces on this new one-hour live sport entertainment panel show.

Broadcasting from ABC’s Southbank studios in Melbourne, the show will be filmed live in front of a studio audience.

The show, originally titled Fever Pitch was expected to launch in June. However the ABC made the decision to delay the program after the disastrous coverage of the Liverpool FC v Sydney FC match on ABC2.

Nicole and Tegan will be joined by a regular team of athletes and comedians including comedian Dave Thornton, Paralympic champion Dylan Alcott and former ABC ME star Amberley Lobo to look at the world of sport from all angles.

Each show will feature guest interviews, field stories, comedy sketches and panel discussion. The show will be focused on bringing viewers a fresh approach to the genre – reporting it through the eyes of sports fans with a fresh, fun and sometimes irreverent feel. 

It’s the perfect show to enjoy with family or friends ahead of a weekend of sport. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, you are guaranteed to be entertained.

ABC’s new sports entertainment show Sideliners premieres on Friday, 21 July at 6pm on ABC and ABC iview

PRODUCTION CREDITS: ABC TV Executive Producers: Nick Hayden, Michelle Wyatt and Kate Tozer.  ABC TV Head of Entertainment: Debbie Cuell.