Spinnaker challenge in aid of Comic Relief

CHALLENGE Stuart Baggs
CHALLENGE Stuart Baggs
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APPRENTICE star Stuart Baggs is set to walk the ‘ribs’ of the Spinnaker Tower for Comic Relief.

For the first time, the Portsmouth landmark will allow access to one of the exposed structures of the tower to allow Stuart and four other daredevils to take on the challenge on Red Nose Day on Friday.

Stuart said: ‘I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting world first, although slightly scared. It is brilliant to know that all the money raised by this challenge will be spent by Comic Relief to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and in Africa.’

The brave fundraisers will climb out of the crow’s nest, near the summit of the 170m tower. They will then drop to the longest rib of the tower, and walk 30 metres along its edge before climbing back up the ladder to the crow’s nest once again.

BBC South weather presenter Reham Khan will also be taking on the challenge. She said: ‘I’m nervous just thinking about it, but it’s all for such a wonderful cause.

‘I hope that people all over the south of England will follow our lead and do something daring, outrageous or downright silly for Red Nose Day.’

The daring Spinnaker challenge will take place at 1pm on Friday. If you would like to sponsor those taking part visit justgiving.com/spinnaker- tower.