Eric cycling 3,000 miles to save his marriage

I'm doing something big to prove to her

– Eric on how he cycled to win back the heart of his wife Angie

Originally weighing in at 560 lbs (40 stone), Eric Hites created a blog called Fat Guy Across America to share his journey of losing weight and winning back his wife Angie, by deciding to ride his bike across the United States to prove to her that he can change.

Partially inspired to embark on the adventure by the Proclaimers song, I''m Gonna Be (500 miles), Eric will be riding much more than that as the distance from coast to coast is approximately 3,000 miles (4,800km).

Eric joins us via a studio in Rhode Island while his wife Angie joins us on the phone from their home in Indiana.

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Local gridlock caused by Calais choas

Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday warned the UK would not become a "safe haven" for migrants amid the worsening crisis at Calais. His comments came following reports that more than 3,500 attempts have been made to get into the Channel Tunnel terminal.

The situation has also had a ripple effect on the economy and local residents in Kent, with lorries unable to cross the channel leading to gridlock on the M20. This morning we're joined by investigative reporter Mark Williams-Thomas live from Calais and mum Vanessa Challess live from her home in from Kent, who fears she may give birth on the roadside due to local gridlock.

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