It’s not going to win any Nobel Prizes, but Balls Of Steel Australia is a series that pushes the boundaries and manages to (mostly) stay on the right side of them. With Baby John Burgess joining the cast it’s set to be an interesting ride… one that fans of the first series will likely appreciate and enjoy. It’s a prank show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. What’s that you say? Nude twins? Apparently so. From the press release:

Iconic television personality “Baby” John Burgess will make his long awaited return to television when he appears on the second series of the hugely popular BALLS OF STEEL AUSTRALIA, premiering on Tuesday, January 31 at 8.30pm Qld time (9.30pm AEDT) on THE COMEDY CHANNEL.

Hosted by Craig Reucassel, BALLS OF STEEL AUSTRALIA sees guest comedians and comedy characters performing stupid, dangerous and ill-advised stunts on the general public in an attempt to impress a studio audience and lay claim to the title of having the biggest “Balls of Steel”.

The first series of BALLS OF STEEL AUSTRALIA premiered in April 2011 and was the highest rating series ever for THE COMEDY CHANNEL. The second series returns to our screens with some familiar faces and crazy new characters.

John Burgess joins the cast as the game show host from hell, confusing, angering and annoying contestants who come to play one his many game shows, including Burgo’s Number Words and Burgo’s Big Picture Game.

Other new faces include the vertically challenged comedian Amaan, playing the explosive role of “Short Tempered”, professional lunatic duo Steve Bradley and Jeffrey Antonio in studio as “The Misfits Stunt Crew”, and UK import Olivia Lee, a popular cast member from the British version.

Returning favourites include Rhys Nicholson as confused gay newbie “Just Came Out”, Ally Pinnock as the boyfriend hunting “Bunny Boiler”, Nazeem Hussein as the earnest investigative reporter “Very Foreign Correspondent” and popular British cast member and public-aggravator Neg Dupree.

Unfortunately, one of the most popular characters, “Nude Girl”, was not able to take part in the second series. By way of compensation, producers have introduced “Nude Twins” (Bea Hampson and Cassie Gotardo).

Based on a British format, the second series of BALLS OF STEEL AUSTRALIA is a 10-part series produced by Southern Star Entertainment’s Courtney Gibson and Johnny Lowry.

Balls Of Steel Australia (series 2) – Premieres Tue 31/01 8.30pm AEST – Comedy Channel.