Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow will present a live nightly show building up to the start of the London 2012 Paralympics with the help of well-known celebrities and faces from the world of sport and entertainment.
‘Jon Snow’s Paralympic Show’ will countdown to the most eagerly anticipated Paralympics ever, with profiles and reports covering all aspects of the Games.
Viewers are invited to join in the wave of enthusiasm and excitement each weeknight in the run-up to the Paralympics at 7.30pm on Channel 4.
More than 4000 elite disabled athletes descend on London for 12 days of extraordinary sporting competition across , with Channel 4 providing the most comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage ever in what will be its biggest single event in its 30-year existence.
‘Jon Snow’s Paralympic Show’ will give viewers an insight into what to expect from the 2012 Paralympics, with special reports and features during each half-hour programme
During the week presenter Clare Balding, who will front Channel 4’s primetime coverage of the Games, leaves the comfort of the TV studio to try her hand at equestrian dressage with the man who dominates the medals in this sport – Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson.
Comedian Jimmy Carr visits Headley Court, the MOD’s rehabilitation centre, where rower Captain Nick Beighton and some of his Paralympics GB teammates spent time after returning with horrific injuries from Afghanistan.
Martine Wiltshire, 7/7 London bombing victim, explains why the number seven has become a good omen as she gets ready to compete in the women’s sitting volleyball competition.
Sue Kent, the only massage therapist in the UK qualified to ply her trade using only her feet, practises on Olympic champion and Channel 4 Paralympic sports presenter Jonathan Edwards, before heading into the Paralympic village to look after the athletes.
Plus, Ade Adepitan checks out The Village where over 4000 athletes are staying for the Paralympic Games.
As a Paralympian himself, will he find the accommodation and surrounding areas accessible and up to scratch?
.Jon Snow’s Paralympic Show Weeknights from Monday 20th to Tuesday 28th August at 7:30pm . .
The London 2012 Paralympics starts on 29 August and Channel 4 will make history and broadcast the Games like never before.
More than 400 hours of live coverage will be shown during the 12 days of the London Paralympics, with multiple television and online channels dedicated to showing all the best action.
Jon Snow will also anchor Channel 4’s exclusive coverage of the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.