WIRRAL Olympic gold medalist Sam Quek has been revealed as a team captain on new ITV comedy quiz show 'Football Genius'.

Hosted by comedian Tim Vine, the new series will see two teams of football loving fans compete against each other across a virtual pitch.

The show is the brainchild of production company Hat Trick who also make formats including Have I Got News For You.

Joining Sam as a team captain will be fellow Liverpool fan Paul Sinah, best known as The Sinnerman in quiz show The Chase.

First piloted in June, five episodes of Football Genius will be recorded at Sky Studios on 6 and 7 August and will be broadcast on ITV later in the summer.

To get free tickets to be in the audience visit https://hat-trick-productions.tickettext.co.uk/hat-trick-productions/