Mother-of-two takes on TV’s toughest challenge

Gretle Eade who is taking part in BBC show Total Wipeout
Gretle Eade who is taking part in BBC show Total Wipeout

FUN-LOVING mother-of-two Gretel Eade took life to the extreme when she appeared on TV’s wackiest gameshow.

Next month viewers will see the gutsy 35-year-old, of Edale Road in Hope, don fancy dress and battle the famous Total Wipeout show.

Each week, 20 competitors put their strength, balance and bravery to the test by attempting to fight their way through four rounds of gruelling obstacle courses and win a £10,000 prize.

The former midday supervisor at Hope Valley College was flown out to Buenos Aires in Argentina to appear as a contestant on the BBC One show, presented by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram.

Gretel’s decision to apply to the show came completely out of the blue – her original plan was to appear in the audience on a television show, but came across the advert for Total Wipeout on the BBC’s website. Since then, she has never looked back.

“It was a totally amazing experience, and I would love to do it all over again,” explained Gretel, who joined a local gym in preparation for taking on TV’s toughest gameshow.

“I am one of these people who are game for a laugh and I don’t mind making a fool of myself in the process. I aim to live life to the full and enjoy myself.

“I made 19 amazing friends on that day. It will be something I will remember for the rest of my life.”

This will be Gretel’s first major television appearance, having also been seen on the BBC series What Not To Wear.

But did she have what it takes to defeat the infamous Big Balls and claim the cash prize? You’ll just have to tune in to find out.

Gretel appears in show seven of the current series, which airs on BBC One on Saturdays.