How the Show Works
Tumble is a new six week elimination contest for BBC1 in which 10 brave celebrities will learn and perform gymnastic and aerial disciplines, for the chance to win the coveted title of Tumble Champion 2014.
Each celebrity has been paired with a professional performer of the opposite sex. Each pairing has its own British Gymnastics approved coach (minimum level 3).
Celebrities will be asked to take part in disciplines and to perform to music and themes as chosen by production.
At the end of Show 6, the winner will be announced.
In Show 1 (Saturday 9th August 2014) all 10 celebrities will perform 1 of 2 possible disciplines – Acrobatic Floor or Aerial Hoop. They will receive comments and scores from the judges (see judging section below.) The scores from each judge will be added to create the overall score for each celebrity. No-one is eliminated at the end of this show.
In Show 2, (Saturday 16th August ) all 10 celebrities will perform whichever discipline they did not perform in Show 1 and once again receive comments and scores from the judges as in show 1 above.
The scores received by each celebrity in show 1 and show 2 will be compared to establish their Personal Best- which will be the higher of the two scores. The Personal Best will then be used as their score for the end of show 2 leaderboard.
The two celebrities with the lowest scores on the leaderboard at the end of show 2 are the “bottom two”. They must now face ‘The Vault’ (see elimination section below). One celebrity will be eliminated after the vault performance.
There are four members of the judging panel, chosen for their expertise in their related gymnastic and aerial fields; Nadia Comaneci (Head Judge), Craig Heap, Louis Smith, Sebastien Stella.
After each celebrity has completed their discipline, the judges will give their expert opinions. Celebrities will be judged on both their technique in that particular discipline and their performance.
Celebrities will then receive a score out of 10 from each judge, giving them an overall score out of 40. The scores increase in 0.5 points.
There is no audience voting until Show 5.
In the event of a tie in personal best score between three or more celebrities at the bottom of the show 2 leaderboard, we will use the total combined score from show 1 and 2 for each of the tied contestants. The two celebrities with the lowest combined score will be in the “Bottom Two”
In the unlikely event that there is still a tie when the combined scores are added up then we will use the total score across both disciplines awarded by Nadia Comaneci for the tied celebrities and the two celebrities at that stage with the lowest combined score will face ‘The Vault’.
If there is still a tie then Head Judge Nadia Comaneci will decide which of the tied celebrities at the bottom of the table will face ‘The Vault’.
As explained above, there will be no elimination at the end of Show 1. In Show 2 one celebrity will be eliminated at the end of the show.
The celebrities who are not in the “Bottom Two” at the end of Show 2 are safe and will proceed to the following week. The two celebrities who find themselves at the bottom of the Show 2 leaderboard must take on the ‘Vault’ for the chance to stay in the contest.
Head Judge Nadia Comaneci will use her expertise to decide which celebrity has performed the best in the Vault and will therefore be through to the following week. The remaining celebrity therefore leaves Tumble.
It is the Head Judge’s decision alone that decides the celebrities’ fate. She will only take into account the performance on the vault and not any performances from earlier in the show or the contest.
The Tumble medics and physio are on hand throughout the show to ensure all performers are fit to compete.
The format may be altered by Production throughout the series.
Thanks to the BBC Tumble page for the above information.