BT Sport will provide football fans with the perfect companion to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in the form of two exciting new programmes; Baker & Kelly Not in Rio and The Football’s On.
Baker & Kelly Not in Rio, hosted by Danny Baker and Danny Kelly, will be broadcast live each evening throughout the tournament, offering fans their unique insight and comment on the big, little and unusual stories unfolding in Brazil.
The show will provide lively studio discussion with football stars, football-loving showbiz guests and interaction from the audience. It will also include tournament news and reports from Brazil, alongside special features in the entertaining spontaneous style viewers of Baker & Kelly’s V.S.P.O will have becomes accustomed to over the course of this season.
With a nod to ‘Paul the Octopus’, the Germany-based octopus who became an unlikely star of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for correctly predicting the results of games in the tournament, each show will also see Danny and Danny use different methods to predict results in a spin-off from their Premier League Toaster Predictor.
The first show airs on BT Sport 1 on Thursday June 12 from 7pm and each broadcast will also be available free-to-view on our website at btsport.com.
The Football’s On is a one-hour comedy-themed show that will air throughout May and June, which puts the boot into the beautiful game and has a laugh about it.
Award-winning comedian and Arsenal fan Ian Stone will host and be joined by some of the countryʼs top football-mad comedians to dissect World Cup antics from on and off the pitch. Our starting line-up features household names including Alan Davies, Jason Manford, David Baddiel, Frankie Boyle and Mickey Flanagan. Rising comic and actor Doc Brown will be a mainstay guest on the show alongside Ian and the celebrity guests.
The show is designed to become an essential take on everything that moves in Brazil this summer and everything that happens in the world of football. The next episode airs on BT Sport on Friday May 16 at 11pm.
There will also be a 90-minute FIFA World Cup special from Life’s A Pitch, the show where guests from football and beyond join host and renowned broadcaster Des Kelly as he provides viewers with a fresh, unique take on ‘the beautiful game’. Airing on 5 June at 9pm on BT Sport 1, the World Cup special show will bring fans a mix of debate, a multi-national panel of guests, live music, plus features on World Cup-related matters and tournament predictions from celebrities.
Complementing the mix of studio-based shows, BT Sport will broadcast more than a dozen friendly matches involving the likes of hosts Brazil, Germany, Belgium, France and the USA. Games include Germany v Cameroon (5pm, BT Sport 2, 1 June), Brazil v Serbia (1am BST, BT Sport 2, 5 June) and France v Jamaica (8pm, BT Sport 1, 8 June).
Supplementing BT Sport’s TV shows will be an extensive World Cup section here on btsport.com, which will contain video, news, scores, fixtures and other statistics from Rio.