Having grown up with the radio soap, Wiggins is set to make a cameo on The Archers
Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is set to star in the popular Radio 4 soap, The Archers, as part of The BBC’s Sport Relief campaign. The cameo role will see cyclist Wiggins play himself as he encounters Lynda Snell (played by Carole Boyd) and her rusty bike. "It's not every day you get to star in the world's longest-running soap opera," said Sir Bradley.
Bradley Wiggins leaving a trendy party in London
"When I was asked to record a Sport Relief special for The Archers, there was no way I could turn it down," he said. "I grew up with it on the radio in the house." Wiggins’ time in Ambridge has a purpose: he’s there to judge the winner of the village’s Sport Relief charity event. But he’ll also have an "amusing encounter with Lynda Snell and her rusty old bike", according to programme makers. He joins the list of previous cameos, which includes Dame Judi Dench, Chris Moyles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Continue reading: Bradley Wiggins Takes A Bike Ride To Ambridge To Star In 'The Archers'
The cyclist is a huge fan of the band and has previously admitted he listens to their tracks while training on his bike, but he has yet to meet his heroes.
Now the musicians have written to Wiggins and invited him backstage when they bring their Quadrophenia trek from the U.S. to Britain later this year (13).
Continue reading: The Who Offer Bradley Wiggins Free Concert Tickets
The NME awards isn't just to praise the biggest and best bands of the year, it is also a platform for popular social commentary, and for a hefty dose of good humored judgement. The categories of Heroes and Villains are a tidy round up of the stars that have done the best and worst work over the year.
This year's Villain nominations include the obvious choice of David Cameron, but he's facing stiff competition in the form of Harry Styles, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks. Styles being in One Direction (nominated for worst band) is reason enough to be in the list, and Azealia Banks tweeted feud with fellow female rapper Angel Haze in which she used a homophobic slur against Haze certainly makes her a baddy. But as for Fred Macpherson's appearance in the list, we can't quite work out why he's been included, Spector aren't that bad.
The Hero's list is a far better list and there's no question as to why any of the nominees are included. Dave Grohl brought Nirvana back with the help of Paul McCartney - even if you don't agree with the choice of McCartney, it was a great feat, and Grohl never fails to give his all to music and to an enormous range of bands. Pussy Riot went to prison for speaking openly about LGBT and feminist topics. Frank Ocean brazenly came out in a predominantly heterosexual and largely homophobic hip hop community during 2012, confessing to having fallen in love with a man. Bradley Wiggins is Bradley Wiggins. Barack Obama is Barack Obama. And David Bowie is back. Happy days.
The cycling champion is a huge fan of mod band The Jam, and capped off a terrific 2012 by performing with his hero Weller onstage at a benefit gig in London last month (Dec12).
Now Weller is teaming up with Wiggins once more - they are recording a new version of his single Window Shopping, which was first released last year (12).
Continue reading: Paul Weller Records With Olympian Bradley Wiggins
David Beckham has been named British men's top hair inspiration, beating out the likes of Gary Barlow, Brad Pitt and Bradley Wiggins.
David Beckham has been named British men's top hair inspiration.
The 37-year-old soccer ace - who is famous for his golden locks and varying hairstyles - topped a poll of celebrities who most inspired British men's own hairstyles, beating out the likes of Take That star Gary Barlow and 'Twilight Saga' actor Robert Pattinson to take the crown.
John Vial, creative director of Fudge - the official hair care partner to London Collections: Men (7 - 9 January), who commissioned the survey - said: ''From Kevin Keegan's perm to George Best's sideburns, footballers have always been powerful when it comes to influencing the hairstyles of the nation's men. It's no surprise that David Beckham is the modern man's hairstyle icon; his versatile styles are ultimately achievable by the man on the street. As a family man, a man's man and ladies' favourite, Beckham is always going to be aspirational.''
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The former The Jam star headlined the concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo venue in aid of homeless charity Crisis on Tuesday night (18Dec12), and he thrilled fans by introducing a special guest during the encore.
Weller brought out gold medal-winning cyclist Wiggins, who played guitar with the star on hit track That's Entertainment.
Continue reading: Paul Weller Rocks With Olympian Bradley Wiggins At Charity Gig
Duchess Catherine has attended her first public event - the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards - since being announcing her pregnancy and being released from hospital where she was being treated for severe morning sickness
The Duchess of Cambridge has attended her first public engagement since announcing her pregnancy.
The glowing royal - who is 12 weeks pregnant and has been battling severe morning sickness for the past two weeks, which forced her to seek treatment in hospital and cancel a number of planned appearances - stepped out to attend the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London this evening (16.12.12).
Wearing a green dress, the 30-year-old beauty helped David Beckham present the Lifetime Achievement award to London 2012 chairman Lord Seb Coe, as well as the evening's top accolade the Sports Personality of the Year award to cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who took the title ahead of track and field athlete Jessica Ennis and tennis star Andy Murray.
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Reigning Tour De France champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been hospitalised in England after a collision with a car on Wednesday evening (07Nov12).
The cyclist, 32, was thrown off his bike when a vehicle pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him in Lancashire, near to the star's family home.
A representative for Wiggins states, "We can confirm that on Wednesday evening Bradley Wiggins was involved in a road traffic accident whilst riding his bike near his home in Lancashire.
Continue reading: Olympic Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Hospitalised After Accident
Wiggins recently met up with his idol in Salford, north-west England to tape the one-off show, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 over the Christmas (12) period.
The special will feature conversations between the sideburn-sporting pair as well as their favourite classic tracks.
Continue reading: Paul Weller And Bradley Wiggins Record Radio Show
Hours after teasing fans with two mysterious, animated short clips via Instagram...
Futuristic fashion flooded the floor at this year's Costume Gala.