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Brian Blessed in Cambridge bid

Brian Blessed has announced he will stand as a candidate to become the chancellor of Cambridge University.

It follows a Facebook campaign organised by students to get 50 nominations to allow the actor to complete against Lord Sainsbury for the prestigious position, currently held by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The group reached its target and Brian has now accepted the nomination.

He said: "For me, Cambridge has always been the centre of the earth, there is a brightness and light there that rivals that on Mount Everest.

"The University buildings are architecturally beautiful, the whole setting is wonderful and enchants the soul.

"I am thrilled to be asked and wish you every success with the campaign."

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