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VIDEO: Norwich wrestling family to star in Channel 4 TV show

16:55 16 July 2012

The Whole Knight Family, L-R: Roy wrestling as The Zebra Kid, Zak wrestling as Zak Zodiak, Rowdy Ricky Knight, Julia wrestling as Sweet Saraya and Saraya-Jade wrestling as Britani Knight

The Whole Knight Family, L-R: Roy wrestling as The Zebra Kid, Zak wrestling as Zak Zodiak, Rowdy Ricky Knight, Julia wrestling as Sweet Saraya and Saraya-Jade wrestling as Britani Knight

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A Norwich family of wrestling stars is the subject of a new documentary being screened this week.

The Knight family - who between them have won every single independent wrestling belt in Europe and run the World Association of Wrestling - have been followed by a TV crew for more than a year, and on Channel 4 on Wednesday viewers can watch an insight into their lives in the show The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family. The show features dad Ricky Knight, mum Julia (Sweet Saraya), sons Roy (The Zebra Kid) and Zak (Zak Zodiak), and daughter Saraya-Jade (who wrestled as Britani Knight and now goes by the name Paige after being signed by Florida Championship Wrestling and moving to America).

It was the idea of director Max Fisher, who grew up in Reepham, and who has been a fan of the Knight family for many years.

Julia, who lives in Colman Road, Norwich, said she was interested to see what viewers reactions are after the show is screened on Wednesday.

“The show is just introducing the family,” she said. “It has turned into Saraya-Jade’s story about how she went to trial for World Wrestling Entertainment, and looks and at our life before she went to America and afterwards. It is quite emotional at times. It is a no holes barred documentary. We are just an everyday family that all follow the same dream.”

Emma Wakefield, director of Lambent Productions which created the show, said the show was currently a one-off but may lead to a series.

• The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family is on Channel 4 on Wednesday at 10pm.

• Do you know someone who is going to be on TV? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

3 comments

  • Rowdy Ricky Knight ha ha, he looks like Ted Bovis out of Hi-De-Hi and is about as scary.

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    Duck and Dive in NR5

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Can't wait to see foxy Britani in her sexy outfits and I think this show will do Norwich heaps of good in the long run.

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    nrg

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Looking Forward To Seeing This. I Trained With When I Was 15, It Was Great Fun.

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    Paul Wickett

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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