The famous sporting underdog Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards says the release of a new blockbuster film about his life is set to be an even bigger event than the Olympic appearance which propelled him to fame.
Edwards, whose real first name is Michael, became the UK's first Olympic ski jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics - and then came last in every event.
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He told ITV News despite being best known as a sporting failure he relishes appearing as his "Eddie" persona - and is expecting to get a lot more attention after the new biopic.
Edwards added that he loves the new film, which he had already seen three times.
But he said that the portrayal of his father as a critic of his sporting dreams on screen is far from the truth.