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Actor Dominic West to race Prince Harry to South Pole

Dominic West will go head to head in a gruelling race to the South Pole with Prince Harry. Credit: PA

Old Etonians Dominic West and Prince Harry are set to go head to head in a "gruelling" race to the South Pole.

The Hour actor West will be up against Prince Harry and a team of wounded British servicemen and women, as well as a team from the United States, in the 208-mile (335km) trek in the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in November and December this year.

Confirming his intention to join the trek, West said: "I agreed to do a walk to the South Pole with these wounded soldiers in December, so I'm trying to train for that at the moment."

A spokesman for Walking with the Wounded said The Wire star has already completed "secret training" on glaciers in Iceland.