RTE 1 hit show Ireland’s Fittest Family shot on Spike Island


All 12 families taking part in Ireland’s Fittest Family with their four Mentors: Jason Sherlock, Kenny Egan, Davy Fitzgerald and Derval O’Rourke

July 5th and 6th saw Animo TV and Kite Entertainment bring an army of crew and production personnel to Spike Island for an epic two day shoot of their hit RTE 1 show “Ireland’s Fittest Family”.

The shoot saw 12 uber fit families take part in the qualifying opening two episodes where sporting legends Derval O’Rourke, Davy Fitz, Jason Sherlock and Kenneth Egan put them through their paces. An eight week series the winning family will emerge with the title Ireland’s Fittest Family and a prize fund of €15k.

Speaking about the shoot Animo Senior Vice President of Production Adrian Lynch said, “We couldn’t have asked for a better location to open our second season then Spike, it really has it all – stunning views along with some incredible features from a giant moat to cells it’s a TV makers dream. Bringing over 100 people anywhere is tricky but the management and staff on Spike made our task that much easier with their fantastic support throughout, we’ll be forever grateful to them and the team at Cork County Council”.

Ireland’s Fittest Family series 2 starts on RTE 1 at 6:30pm on Sun September 20th.


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