Steve Austin

PrettyGreen and UKTV pitch Danny Cipriani against Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge

Imagine taking on one of the most brutal gameshows on TV, turning it into one of the toughest gym classes going, and then pitching a professional athlete against it? Well, that’s exactly what we put rugby ace Danny Cipriani up against for the launch of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge season 3 on Dave.


Broken Skull Challenge has to be one of the most physically enduring and mentally tough competition shows on TV today (or at least, outside of Japan). Hosted by Hall of Fame pro wrestler ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, he welcomes elite athletes to his Broken Skull Ranch to compete in head-to-head battles. Standing between them and $10,000 is an obstacle course so demanding, it’s been lovingly named the Skullbuster.


To launch the latest season on Dave, PrettyGreen partnered with Gymbox to create the most physically challenging workout based on key challenges in the show. Do you think you’re tough enough to tackle a workout routine with tasks called the Ball Breaker or Pulveriser? Us neither…


Danny did pretty well to handle most of the tasks thrown at him and successfully wasn’t ‘pulverised’… but not all of us can claim they’re an elite athlete currently competing for the Wasps RFC!


Catch the latest season of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge only on Dave every Friday at 8pm, and on catch up on UKTV Play.