Due to shortly take up the reins as mentor on C4's The Jump with Davina McCall, Eddie Edwards, life story is to be produced in film by renowned director, producer, Matthew Vaughn.  The motivational speaker's journey to the Olympics film will feature X-Men star Hugh Jackman as his coach with the music written by Gary Barlow.

 

Eddie's appearance at the Calgary Winter Olympics won him legions of fans across the Globe for his sheer tenacity.  His inspirational speeches charter his journey from plasterer to Olympic participant against all odds and without  funding.  In so doing he became Britain’s first and only Olympic ski jumper and was fondly re-christened “Eddie the Eagle”.

 

Eddie has gone on to become a popular media personality and corporate speaker.  He became the BBC1 Winter Wipeout Celebrity Champion and recently also won the ITV Diving show with Tom Daley, Splash!