Citadel 2016, Sport - Eddie The Eagle
As true a living legend as they come. Sunday Papers Live is blushed with pride to welcome Eddie The Eagle to Citadel. Odds at the 1988 Winter Olympics were stacked against him. He weighed 9kg more than the next heaviest competitor; he lacked financial support for training and was totally self-funded; he was scared of heights; and he needed to wear his glasses. Despite little skill for his sport, Eddie’s heroic failures won the hearts and minds of the public, and he remains one of the best loved athletes today.
EDDIE WAS JOINED BY COMEDIAN AND HOST CHARLIE PARTRIDGE