IT’S been 35 years since they last lined up for silly games and fierce competition.
But the winning Kirklees It’s a Knockout team are being reunited for the BBC.
And they’ll be joined by veteran television presenter Stuart Hall for the filming for BBC’s Inside Out programme.
On April 1 they’ll take over Spenborough Pool at Liversedge and re-run a game from the programme.
Stuart Hall, 81, said: “I’m delighted to be coming back to one of the most delightful parts of the great WestRiding of Yorkshire.
“I well remember coming here in 1976 – it must have been the only rainy day of the entire summer.”
The team members taking part who have been confirmed so far are Eileen Marchant, Jonathan Crossland, David Laverick, Paul Dallas and 1976 men’s captain Rob Blackshaw.
Others are being urged to get involved.
Quite what they’ll be doing is anyone’s guess, but team members are looking forward to it.
Eileen Marchant said she thought they would be doing a water-based task for the re-run.
“I think it’ll be a modern version of one of us stood on a raft and having to catch or throw things, but I just don’t know.
“If there are people who haven’t heard about it then I hope they get involved because it would be a shame to miss out.”
In summer 1976, the Kirklees team won a heat of It’s a Knockout against arch-rivals Leeds on the playing fields next to Spenborough Pool.
They went on to win a heat of the international version, Les Jeux Sans Frontières.
The female members of the team were – Lynette Thompson, of Mirfield, Julie Athey, Gillian Caskin, Karen Athey, of Dewsbury, Janet Williams and Lesley Rowell, all of Dewsbury, Julie Mallalieu and Janet Fidler of Huddersfield and Eileen Marchant of Skelmanthorpe.
The male members of the team were – Kim Booth and Graham Overhead, of Dewsbury, Barry Kenny, Alan Conroy, Brian Hayhurst, David Laverick, Ian Jowett, Eddie Berry, Barry Hodgson, Jonathan Crossland and Dave Millam, all of Huddersfield, Paul Dallas, of Cleckheaton and Tony Lees of Liversedge, led by captain Rob Blackshaw.
Simon Simpson, events and catering manager for Spenborough Pool and Fitness Complex, said: “We are so excited about this event.
“Legendary presenter Stuart Hall is returning to present this one-off version of the show with former contestants trying their luck at the games three and a half decades on.”
The programme will be broadcast in the autumn.