DJ Mills’ Tower challenge called off

Scott Mills in training with the Marines for his Blackpool Tower abseiling challenge
Scott Mills in training with the Marines for his Blackpool Tower abseiling challenge
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Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has been forced to bail out of abseiling Blackpool Tower for Children In Need tomorrow.

The afternoon show host had spoken of his terror at the 400ft descent challenge, posed by Sir Terry Wogan.

But with the wind and rain that’s hit the coast forecast to continue for the week, the location of the mission has had to be changed.

A spokesman said: “Due to the adverse weather forecast for Friday, regrettably the decision has been made to change the location of Scott’s abseil.

“The health and safety of crew and contributors is paramount at all times and sadly Blackpool Tower is not a viable option for Friday.

“A new location will be announced in due course.”

Scott had undertaken training with the Royal Marines for the challenge.