It’s been some time since Matt Shirvington was a regular on telly. The former athlete appeared on Seven’s Dancing with the Stars (pictured) and then landed a presenter gig on Beyond Tomorrow.
Now he will host a special on the Winter Olympics to help reinforce the brand with Foxtel viewers, in advance of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver 2010.
Frozen in Time showcases Winter Olympic history from the 1968 Games in Grenoble, France to the most recent 2006 Games in Torino, Italy.
Shirvington, on location in Vancouver, said: “Filming this TV special in Vancouver, and looking back at all the elements that make the Winter Olympics so special, was a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed. This show is a celebration of the human stories that make Olympic Games so extraordinary and better than any other sporting event on earth.”
It includes commentary from both Summer and Winter Olympic Gold medallists such as Steven Bradbury, Alisa Camplin, Ian Thorpe, Liesel Jones, Matthew Mitcham and Mike McKay, as well as Foxtel celebrities including Merrick and Rosso, Charlotte Dawson and more.
It airs Friday, February 13 at 7.30pm on FOX8.