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Amanda Holden reaches new heights at top of Blackpool Tower

This morning during Heart Breakfast, Amanda Holden successfully scaled The Blackpool Tower all in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.

The Blackpool Tower is 518 feet from the ground, and this morning brave Amanda climbed the tower during the show, all the way to the top, touching the flagpole.

More people have been to the moon than have touched The Blackpool Tower flagpole! Amanda is the first ever member of public to climb that high on tower.

After completing the challenge Amanda said: “Jamie, I think I should tell you now, they dared me, they said ‘if you go up one more iron sort of curly bit more, we will have gone higher than anyone basically.’

“Wing commander Adam Collins from the Red Arrows is the only person to have got as far as me, and now I’ve gone higher than him. So I’ve officially gone higher than anyone’s ever been!”

Amanda admitted that she was absolutely terrified, and her knees and legs went to jelly.

She added: “You sort of learn to trust the equipment. I’ve never fainted in my life and when I got to the top, I suddenly thought ‘I’m going to here!’ Just donations, that’s all we need, this is for Global’s Make Some Noise, it’s honestly the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done in my life, and I’ve done it for all those small charities. If you can afford it this morning, please give what you can.”

Photo: Matt Crossick/Heart

Amanda and showbiz reporter Ashley Roberts are undertaking five challenges, in five days in just five hours, all to raise funds for Global’s Make Some Noise.

The Blackpool Tower was the first of the challenges, with Amanda climbing all the way to the top and touching the flagpole in 57 minutes and 59 seconds from bottom to top.

Support small charities across the UK by donating to Global’s Make Some Noise here.



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