ABC TV has named sleek geek Adam Spencer, and super sport Amanda Shalala, captains of the two celebrity teams on its new sports quiz show – The Trophy Room.
Hosted by comedian, Peter Helliar, The Trophy Room is a fun-filled, fast-paced quiz show that combines classic and current sports trivia with parlour games and physical challenges.
Adam Spencer says he‘s thrilled to be involved in a panel show where he can interact with some of his sporting heroes.
“I haven’t been this excited since that John Aloisi penalty against Uruguay which sent the Socceroos to the 2006 World Cup,” he says. “I haven’t been this energised since I watched Garry Kasparov clinch his 1990 World Chess Championship over Anatoly Karpov.”
The “ubernerd” says he looking forward to working with The Trophy Room host, Peter Helliar.
“Pete’s the perfect host for a sports quiz show – he could well be the love child of Larry Emdur and Shane Warne…or Stephen Hawking and Flo-Jo!”
Adam will not be underestimating his opposing captain – ABC sports presenter Amanda Shalala.
“She’ll be a ferocious adversary – don’t let the melodic, gently lilting surname hypnotise you into falling for her charms – she’s an encyclopaedia of sporting knowledge – with attitude to match!”
Amanda Shalala lives by the motto “Sport is life, the rest mere detail.” She’s “incredibly excited” her “unnatural obsession” with sporting trivia is actually being put to good use.
“I can’t believe I’ve found a legitimate outlet to share the many random and useless sports factoids that fill my head,” she says. “Now my friends no longer have to politely pretend they care when I tell them about the Wallabies’ historic 1984 grand slam winning team, or recount the entire history of the St George rugby league club – I can share it with Australia instead!”