Mar 15 2012 12:00AM
During his time at the crease, former England cricket captain Freddie Flintoff faced many a big challenge, but it’s unlikely he will have faced as big a test as the one he is set to undertake on Monday.
Freddie will attempt to set 12 Guinness World Records in just 12 hours in a bid to raise money for charity Sport Relief.
Among the list of potential records, Freddie is hoping to break TV star David Hasselhoff’s record for Highest reverse bungee jump, set in August 2011.
To break ‘The Hoff’s’ record, Freddie will be catapulted at least 70 metres into the air at Battersea Power Station.
Other records Freddie is hoping to achieve include Most likes of a Facebook item in one hour, Most cricket balls faced in one minute, Fastest zorbing over 100 metres and Most hotdogs made in one minute.
As well as dashing around London between locations for his record attempts by the quickest means possible, Freddie will also be appearing on various UK TV and radio shows throughout the day to gain as much support and sponsorship for Sport Relief as he can.
Speaking ahead of his marathon record-breaking challenge, Freddie said: “I can’t wait to take on my record breaking challenge for Sport Relief. I’ve never held a Guinness World Records title before so achieving 12 within 12 hours would be an incredible achievement. I’m used to high pressured situations, especially during my cricket career – so hopefully I can hold my nerve and the nation will get behind me again and sponsor me.”
During his preparations for the challenge, Freddie has been trying to get to grips with records including Most lemons caught blindfolded in a minute – the record stands at 19 lemons although Freddie has so far only achieved a maximum of 12.
Freddie claims to have already mastered the skills required for the Fastest time to eat three éclairs and Most party poppers popped in one minute – on Monday his skills will be put to the test for real.
The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Flintoff’s Record Breakers is the third in a series of celebrity challenges sponsored by BT for Sport Relief 2012.
Highlights from Freddie’s challenge will be shown on the Sport Relief night on BBC One and BBC One HD in the UK on Friday 23rd March.