Matt Baker: Rickshaw Challenge is like theatre on tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2015
Matt Baker for BBC Children in Need

Matt Baker for BBC Children in Need

Matt Baker and Team Rickshaw have been pumping out musicals all the way through their cycling expedition

Matt Baker has been listening to West End musicals throughout the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge.

The 'One Show' host is on the last leg of the 470 mile Land's End to East End Challenge and this year saw the addition of a music sound system for one of the young riders, George, 17, who is obsessed with musicals.

Speaking about a 17-year-old named George, Matt exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "There have been lovely moments. George is so mad into musicals that we've attached a speaker system to the Rickshaw that works through Bluetooth so we can play musicals out as we travel along.

"It's just brilliant fun, we've had every musical that's been played on the West End played on the Rickshaw. It's like theatre on tour quite literally."

The 'Countryfile' presenter says the six young riders and himself have been singing their way through the trialing trek.

He added: "They are all just wonderful and it's a really good laugh. We just laugh our way through the landscape. We have so much fun and we sing and while away the hours by chatting."

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