Kirk Minister on Total Wipeout

A Church of Scotland minister from Perth has become one of the first clergymen to appear on the hit BBC show Total Wipeout.

Sporting a red Hawaiian shirt, Reverend Jim Stewart braved the action-packed water obstacles and successfully finished the Argentinean course.

The 42-year-old minister of Perth Letham St Mark’s said: “It was a great experience and good light-hearted fun.

“I’ve done the West Highland Way before, but this was a little different.

“I was delighted to be one of the first Scottish clergymen on the show, and I think my congregation and fellow ministers will be relatively surprised at how I did.”

Total Wipeout, hosted by Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram, pits 20 contestants on an extreme assault course over three rounds, with the winner taking the £10,000 grand prize.

The episode will be screened on BBC1 on Saturday 29th January 2011, at 6.10pm.

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Contact: Gordon Bell
Phone: 0131 240 2204
Email: gbell@cofscotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk