Belfast Telegraph

Celebs complete charity sea swim

Pop star Ronan Keating, TV presenters Jenny Frost and Jason Bradbury, and Strictly star Pamela Stephenson have completed a marathon fundraising swim across the Irish Sea.

Led by Olympic medallist swimmer Steve Parry, they all touched land on a beach just north of Wicklow pier at 8.18am.

They left Holyhead in Anglesey, North Wales, at 9pm on Tuesday night.

The 56 nautical mile (65 land mile) charity relay was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

As the tide pushed the swimmers further south than expected, the group have to take a boat back up the coast to the Forty Foot in Sandycove, where Ronan's father Gerry and sister Linda are among a small crowd of supporters gathered since sunrise.

Speaking previously during a break in the swim, Ronan has said: "We were warned about the Lion's Mane jellyfish but there are hundreds and it's frightening when they are right there sitting in front of you.

"You gasp and lose your breath but you've just got to keep moving. Thank God we haven't seen any sharks, I'm very happy about that."


From Belfast Telegraph