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Tom's cycling challenge leaves Leeds

Former Emmerdale actor Tom Lister

Former Emmerdale star Tom Lister will leave Leeds this morning for the penultimate day of his challenge.

Tom, who played Carl King in the ITV soap , is taking part in the 20 day event to raise awareness of the charity Hope for Justice, which protects victims that have been trafficked into the UK - or within the UK against their will.

He's cycled from Latvia and will finish in Southampton on Friday.

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Lister on his Emmerdale exit

It was the most ambitious live soap episode ever attempted, but the cast and crew from Emmerdale are celebrating tonight after the hour long special went off without a hitch. Ten million viewers tuned in to see the birth of two babies, two wedding

receptions and to find out that Carl King was the character to be killed off. Tom Lister , who played Carl has been talking exclusively to Sally Simpson.