Andrew Flintoff to star in Amazon documentary

Former cricketer Andrew Flintoff will cycle through the Amazon rainforest in a new documentary to air on Sky1

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Freddie Flintoff

Freddie Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff will be seen cycling through the Amazon rainforest in a new Sky1 documentary.

The show, 'Flintoff's Road Through the Rainforest', will see the former cricketer cycle deep into the heart of the jungle via Brazil's Trans-Amazonian Highway.

The ex-sportsman - who broke the Guinness World Record for kissing the most people in 30 seconds - said he was encouraged to take on the project by his nine-year-old daughter Holly.

The documentary is part of Sky's Rainforest Rescue initiative and Andrew - who is known as Freddie - will be accompanied by journalist Rob Penn.

The 35-year-old star said: "My daughter's passion for saving the rainforest combined with the hardcore physical test was too good an offer to turn down.

"Cycling the Amazon Rainforest was a tough challenge.

"But I hope what Rob and I have done can make a small difference and raise awareness of the need to protect this amazing place."

Sky1's Head of Factual Celia Taylor added: "We're delighted that Freddie has taken on another awe-inspiring challenge for Sky1. This is no holiday, however. The road is paved with potential danger and destruction at every turn."

The show will air on Sky1 in early 2014.

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