Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Ski Jumper [Bonus Episode #16]

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.


  • 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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