Eddie the Eagle flies into Leeds

SLOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards.
SLOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards.
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people’s champion Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards will fly into Leeds next week for a special ‘audience with’ event.

Eddie is renowned as Britain’s first Olympic (self taught) ski-jumper who missed out on medals by some distance at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but won the hearts of the nation with his positive attitude and down-to-earth persona.

In Try Hard, a talk at the City Varieties on Tuesday, June 20, Eddie talks through his life-journey; from self-learning ski-jumping and being shunned by the sporting establishment, to the extensive surgery to rebuild his face and body following years of spectacular crashes on the snow; from bankruptcy through to gaining a Law degree, and even how he became a most unlikely pop-star in Finland,

Visit www.cityvarieties.co.uk for tickets.