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ITV 'to revive Undercover Boss in UK'

ITV 'to revive Undercover Boss in UK'
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ITV reportedly revives Channel 4's reality format Undercover Boss for a new series, seven years after it last aired in the UK.

ITV has reportedly decided to commission a new series of Channel 4's defunct reality format Undercover Boss.

The show - first broadcast in 2009 - sees the head of a large company go undercover as part of the frontline workforce to explore the real issues affecting their organisation and its employees.

Channel 4 brought the programme to an end in 2014 after six series, but the format has gone on to be adapted in dozens of countries around the world including the US, where it is now into its 10th season.

According to Deadline, ITV has ordered a new series of the show at a time when UK businesses are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and adapting to a post-Brexit trading environment.

Due to the covert nature of the show, the broadcaster has yet to officially announce the commission as filming is still thought to be ongoing.

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TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
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· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
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· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
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