A Ski Podcast Special: Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Ski Jumper

Eddie tells us how his life changed after the ‘Eddie the Eagle’ movie was released, from Taron Edgerton perfecting his accent to Hugh Jackman asking to have a selfie with him.

SHOW NOTES

  • Eddie was in Courchevel with Ski Weekends, raising money for Ski for Cancer
  • The idea for a movie first came about in 1999, but ‘Eddie the Eagle’ wasn’t made until 2016
  • It was at Calgary 1988 that Eddie first made his name
  • Jonty Learoyd is a talented junior ski jumper who is British by birth, but is competing for France
  • We interviewed Charlotte Bankes about her switch from France to Team GB in Episode 25
  • You can watch Eddie singing in Finnish here!

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