'Blue Peter' over Battersea: Skelton passes high-wire test

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While perhaps more used to making models out of toilet roll and "sticky-back plastic", Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton had a far more daunting brief yesterday as she took a high-wire walk between the towers of London's Battersea Power Station fully 216ft above the ground.

Skelton underwent months of training in order to take the 150-metre, 11-minute walk, which she did for Comic Relief. "I knew it would be scary, but I really hadn't realised how physical it would be,"she said.