Watch Mark Wright go head-to-head with pros with Olympic champion, Lionesses and pickleball star

THIS hilarious video shows Mark Wright going head-to-head with the pros in a range of different sports.

As the summer of sport approaches, the TV star was challenged to get out of his comfort zone by trying gymnastics, football, and even pickleball to see how they fared against the professionals.

JOE PEPLER / PINPEPMark Wright was recently put through his paces by Millie Turner and Toni Duggan[/caption]

JOE PEPLER / PINPEPOlympian Max Whitlock also put the TV star through one of his gruelling routines[/caption]

JOE PEPLER / PINPEPWright tried his best to perform a routine on the pommel horse[/caption]

First up, he was challenged by Max Whitlock, an Olympic Champion, to perform a routine on a pommel horse.

Next, he got his gloves on for a penalty shootout against Lionesses Millie Turner and Toni Duggan – but only managed to keep out one of their many attempts.

And he was given the run-around at pickleball – the sport which combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong – by rising star of the sport, Thaddea Lock.

It comes after research found the average adult will be spending 25 hours glued to the TV this summer – as the sporting takeover begins.

Wright, who is working with Babybel, said: “I’ve always been passionate about sports and they’ve played a hugely important part in my life.

“With such an exciting summer of sport ahead of us, I was buzzing to rise to the challenge set for me, to get out of my comfort zone, and test my skills against some proper pros.”

The study found 37 per cent will be spending half of their free time indoors between June and August watching sport.

Nearly nine in 10 (89 per cent) will be doing this at home while 31 per cent plan on enjoying it from the inside of a pub.


JOE PEPLER / PINPEPMark Wright also tried his had at pickeball[/caption]

JOE PEPLER / PINPEPThe former Reality TV star loved every minute of it[/caption]

Euro 2024 will be viewed by 76 per cent, with 69 per cent support the Olympics, and 56 per cent watching Wimbledon.

Despite this excitement, only 20 per cent plan to actually play sport this summer, while 45 per cent admit to never taking part in any sporting activity in general.

And 23 per cent don’t remember the last time they tried a new sporting hobby.

However, 29 per cent would feel confident giving something new a go that was outside of their comfort zone.

Pickleball was voted the top sport those polled would like to try, followed by padel, squash, and golf.

It also emerged that of those who play a sport, they take part in two activities on a regular basis, with football, athletics, and badminton among the most played.

The study, carried out via OnePoll, found 73 per cent believe taking part in community sports positively impacts your mental and physical health a great deal.

While 82 per cent feel taking part in such things also has a positive impact on the wider community.

A spokesperson for Babybel, which is launching a grassroots competition to help people stay active and connect with others, said: “Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be a daunting prospect.

“But it can have huge benefits on our wellbeing.

“Our research showed that lots of us will spend time enjoying watching sport this summer, but we want to encourage people to join the goodness and get actively involved.”

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