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Eddie the Eagle joins stars for premiere of film based on his life

Teen actor Taron Egerton stars as Eddie in the film, alongside Hugh Jackman. Credit: Lionsgate Films

You may remember earlier in the week - Eddie the Eagle spoke to us exclusively before jetting off to his very own film premiere in France.

Well tonight he's on the red carpet in London as the Stroud plasterer and builder come Olympic ski-jumper, joins the celebrities who have brought his story to the silver screen.

Actors Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton with former ski-jumper Michael 'Eddie' Edwards and director Dexter Fletcher attend the New York premiere. Credit: PA

Here's his take on what makes the film so emotional for him.

Eddie the Eagle will be in UK cinemas from 1 April.


Eddie 'The Eagle' watches himself in a new play

Eddie and the some of the cast and crew of Fly Eddie Fly! Credit: ITV News West Country

Fly Eddie Fly! is currently being rehearsed at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Eddie, who famously came last in the Calgary Olympic ski jumping event, won ITVs Splash! last weekend with a near perfect dive.

He says it's strange seeing an actor playing him on stage.

The play was written by Cheltenham author Miranda Walker, who says Eddie is an "inspirational person with a great attitude."

Fly Eddie Fly! will be at the everyman studio theatre from 19th - 23rd February.