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.
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