Now the Eagle has landed a stage show!
EDDIE ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is to take a front row seat in his home town theatre to see his life story told on stage.
Splash! winner Ed achieved overnight fame when he came LAST in the Winter Olympic ski-jump in 1988.
And his profile has soared again since taking top spot in the ITV1’s Saturday night diving contest.
Now a play about his remarkable life is to be staged at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, Gloucs – where Eddie’s family still live – next week.
Actor Nik Howden will play Eddie in the show, Fly Eddie Fly, which tells of his rise to prominence from his first school skiing trip at the age of 13 to becoming the first person to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988.
Eddie, 49, who remains the British ski jump record holder, beamed: “I was honoured when I found out they were planning to make a play based on my life.”