Sports Shaq to host 30th anniversary of 'Shark Week'

17:57  12 july  2018
17:57  12 july  2018 Source:

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As you can see above, the network also released its first promo for Shark Week , featuring Shaquille O’Neal. And speaking of misconceptions, the imposing basketball legend is laboring under the delusion that Discovery asked him to participate in Shaq Week as he is fitted with diving gear and

Watch Shaq Swim With Sharks on the 30 th Anniversary of Discovery's Shark Week . “Full disclosure, I thought I was hosting ‘ Shaq Week ,'” he says in a clip for the special, adding, “but that doesn’t exist.”

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iscovery Channel has brought Shaquille O'Neal on board to host the 30th anniversary of "Shark Week."

In a promo for the special, O'Neal says he thought he was hosting "Shaq Week," before adding, "but that doesn't exist."

Here's what Discovery Channel has in store for O'Neal, according to a press release:

In the hopes of securing the ultimate symbol of fame and fortune - your very own week - Shaquille O'Neal inadvertently signed himself up to be thrust into the teeth of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week. There's only one problem. Shaq doesn't do Sharks. To overcome his fear of sharks, he's going to need some help - enter Ex-Marine and comedian Rob Riggle who will help train him at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas for the big plunge.

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  Angler freaks out when shark attacks her fish While fishing atop a circular skiff, Lexis Chancey found herself going in circles as she battled a big bonito. That is, until a bull shark interrupted the proceedings by chasing the bonito and sending it on a frenzied run. Chancey, the 20-year-old daughter of Ben Chancey of the online fishing show "Chew On This," erupted with continuous screams as the bull shark doggedly chased its meal. It ultimately succeeded in catching it as evidenced by the line suddenly snapping.The crazy encounter occurred earlier this week off Stuart, Fla. The action is captured within the first 45 seconds of the video.

“ Sharks are the stars of Shark Week , but to celebrate the 30 th anniversary , we assembled a fintastic supporting cast, including Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn, Shaq , and Guy Fieri,” says Discovery boss Nancy Daniels.

Shaq will try to get over his fear of sharks as part of the Discovery Channel programming that includes appearances from Guy Fieri and more. The annual Discovery Channel programming block is bringing the NBA Hall of Famer into the fold to host its week -long event.

Other athletes taking part in "Shark Week" include New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and WWE star Ronda Rousey.

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