Appetite for Distraction

What to watch this week: Family solidarity and fortitude put to the test

Teams face strength and endurance tests with the help of sporting mentors in popular RTÉ show

Davy Fitzgerald, Nina Carberry, Anna Geary, and Donncha O'Callaghan: mentors in RTÉ One’s Ireland’s Fittest Family. Picture: Kyran O'Brien

Reviews and previews by Emmanuel Kehoe and Nadine O’Regan

Ireland’s Fittest Family, Sunday, 6.30pm, RTÉ One

The great mystery about this show is how families actually manage to stick together for long enough to train and face gruelling tests of strength and endurance. But here we go: family solidarity and fortitude is again being put to the test, with each team overseen by a sporting mentor: Davy Fitzgerald, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan with newcomer, jockey Nina Carberry. EK