I'm going to add a disclaimer to this post, right here at the top. Firstly, I am in no way, shape or form decrying what Davina McCall is currently doing. I am awestruck at her strength and ability to push through the pain barrier for a cause that she obviously truly believes in, when most people, trained or otherwise would be running home to their mummy to kiss it all better.
Is it just me that feels extremely uncomfortable watching Davina McCall complete her challenges.
They have called this 'Beyond Breaking Point' and they are really not kidding about when they say this. Each day, Davina is cycling, swimming, running, and fell walking, each challenge taking every ounce of strength from her body and she has to give more the next day.
Watching Davina McCall talking to BBC Breakfast television before swimming in Lake Windamere, seeing her fight back the tears while being interviewed and then sobbing with terror and cold before beginning her swim was possibly the most heart-rending interview I have ever watched. I just kept thinking, SURELY there has to be a better way than this to raise money for Sport Relief?
Have we, the public become SO thirsty for the suffering and pain and others that we are forcing people to give us everything but their last breath from their body?
And if you saw Davina as she was carried from the water after completing her swim, you would be forgiven for just a second, thinking that she had given her last.
I felt like a voyeur watching as she was carried from the water, an intensely private moment, carried out on film as it will make for good fundraising.
Is it a cruel and yet cunning way of tugging on our
Are we, the public now demanding BLOOD and suffering for our donations? And where does this end?
Eddie Izzard completed back-to-back marathons, John Bishop raised over £1.6m for Sports Relief in 2012 by completing a week of hell, running, swimming, and cycling and David Walliams made himself extremely ill by swimming the Thames last year. So much pain, is there not another way?
And how does the next celebrity top that at the next Sports Relief? anything less than broken bones will just seem tame, will it not?
So I have nothing but respect for Davina, but does anyone else feel extremely uncomfortable watching her put herself through this in the name of charity???
Let me know.
Big Fashionista x x x