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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Take on Their Wildest Challenge Yet
Going head-to-head with the hosts will be two special guests: singers Nick Carter and Jordan Knight.

[via press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television]


"LIVE with Kelly and Michael's" Tough Mudder Challenge Will Air on September 5, 2014

"LIVE" Hosts Will Go Head-to-Head With Singers Nick Carter and Jordan Knight

NEW YORK, NY - September 3, 2014 - On Friday, September 5, 2014, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will take on their wildest physical challenge yet, as they tackle a grueling custom Tough Mudder course on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael." Going head-to-head with the hosts will be two special guests: singers Nick Carter and Jordan Knight.

Carter and Knight, formerly of Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, have teamed up on a hot new album as Nick & Knight, and the duo now will put their teamwork to the test by competing against Ripa and Strahan on a hardcore course of obstacles winding in and out of the "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" studio. Rounding out Team LIVE will be executive producer Michael Gelman, and Team Nick & Knight will be joined by Tough Mudder's VP Alex Patterson.

Ice! Fire! Mud! They'll encounter them all in the ultimate test of endurance, fitness and teamwork. The obstacles will include:

Balls to the Wall: This monster of an obstacle will have them scaling a wall three and a half meters high, using only a muddy rope and sheer strength. Once they reach the top, they then will descend, backwards, by using a rope on the other side.

Boa Constrictor: They'll crawl and squeeze their way through a series of pipes that form dark, tight tunnels.

Funky Monkey: Both teams will need an iron grip for these monkey bars. Greased with mud, these bars are on a steep incline upward for the first half of the obstacle and then descend downward for the second part.

Pyramid Scheme: This obstacle is all about working together to form a pyramid and lifting each other to the top of a slick, steep ramp.

Fire & Ice: This fiery challenge will test their grit and mental toughness as they jump over a wall of blazing heat. Just when they think their legs literally are toast, they'll land in a floating iceberg abyss, where they'll wade through the ice, swim under a wooden plank, and pull themselves out on the other end.

Kiss of Mud: And for the grand finale, Team LIVE and Team Nick & Knight will belly-crawl commando-style through mud to avoid getting snagged by the barbed wire above.

About Tough Mudder:

Tough Mudder Inc. was founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Considered "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet," each Tough Mudder endurance challenge tests participants' toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. In 2014, Tough Mudder will host more than 60 events worldwide. For the schedule of event dates and locations, visit ToughMudder.com.

About "LIVE":

"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit "LIVE" on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.

  [september 2014]  


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