Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards represented Britain at the 1987 World Ski Jumping Championships at Oberstorf. In 1988 he travelled to Calgary and represented Britain in the Winter Olympics. He became Britain’s 1st and only Olympic ski jumper and was fondly re-christened “Eddie the Eagle”. As the guy who came 58th he got more publicity than the Gold Medal winner and Eddie’s heroic Olympic efforts thrust him into the limelight.
A popular addition to the after dinner speaking circuit. He is also busy with public relations, advertising work and also presented a popular Sunday radio show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. He was crowned Winter Wipeout Celebrity champion 2012, winning £10,000 pounds for charity and was a finalist in Let’s Dance Sports Relief 2012. In 2013 Eddie won the ITV Saturday prime-time celebrity diving competition, Splash! Eddie is a very popular after dinner and motivational speaker and recent comments include: “Eddie was brilliant we all totally enjoyed his speech, he was very entertaining and got very involved with us all, fantastic!!! Thank you so, so much for everything”. Dupont (UK) Limited