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Eddie Edwards


The first skier to represent THE UK in ski jumping on the Olympics; he also broke the length record. He was created in the town of Cheltenham, Britain, but transferred to Lake Placid to be able to go after more intense schooling therefore he could be eligible for the Olympics. He was in charge of the ‘Eddie the Eagle Guideline,’ which mandates that Olympic hopefuls must compete in worldwide occasions and finish in the very best thirty percent or the very best 50 competition. He wedded Samantha Morton in 2003. In 2016, a film about him entitled Eddie the Eagle premiered, with Taron Egerton portraying him.

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Full Name Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
Date Of Birth December 30, 1983
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.83 m
Weight 97.07 kg
Profession Wrestler
Education De Montfort University
Nationality British
Spouse Samantha Morton
TV Shows Splash!
Star Sign Capricorn

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1His song "Mun nimeni on Eetu" ("Eetu's my name") reached #2 in the Finnish Single Charts (1991).
2After declaring his bankruptcy in 1992, he took a degree in law at De Monfort University in Leicester and became a sports agent.
3Is portrayed by Steve Coogan in Eddie the Eagle (2016).
4British ski-jumper, famously competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics.



The Jump2016TV Series expert - 3 episodes



Kauppaneuvos Jethro2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2016TV SeriesHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 80s: Ten Years That Changed Britain2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Can't Pay? Debt Debate: Live2014TV MovieHimself
The Last Leg2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2013TV SeriesHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Breakfast2013TV SeriesHimself
Splash!2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
Winter Wipeout2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2012TV SeriesHimself
Golden Goal2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
That's What I Call Television2007TV SeriesHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Gylne tider2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Gadget Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2005TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2004TV SeriesHimself
Die 80er Jahre Show2002TV SeriesHimself
After They Were Famous1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan1992TV SeriesHimself
Central News South1989TV SeriesHimself
Blankety Blank1988TV SeriesHimself
ITV Telethon1988TV SeriesHimself
On the Waterfront1988TV SeriesHimself
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentaryHimself / British ski jumper
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHimself

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The Goldbergs2016TV SeriesHimself
Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself

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