TV chef Heston to taste the tarmac


Television celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is again set to take to the tarmac after agreeing to take part in a race in aid of charity at this year's Silverstone Classic (

Blumenthal will compete against the likes of game show host Carol Vorderman, ballroom dancer Brendan Cole and TV series Apprentice star Lee McQueen - along with other celebrities - in a Morgan sports car race.

The famous names will each be behind the wheel of a Morgan V6 Roadster for the race on 23 July in a bid to raise money for the the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK ( - a charity set up in memory of the late footballer in aid of the research and treatment of bowel cancer, which claimed Moore's life in 1993 when he was just 51.

Other celebrities taking part in the eight lap race include TV personality and classic car enthusiast Lord Charles Brocket and TV celebrity and model, Jo Wood.

You can donate via the celebrities' individual Cancer Research UK fundraising pages - just click on the links below:
Heston Blumenthal
Jo Wood
Brendan Cole
Carol Vorderman
Lord Charles Brocket
Lee McQueen

And you can following the fundraising effort on its Facebook page.

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