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Isle of Wight to feature on BBC One show

Tue 17 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight to feature on BBC One show

Isle of Wight holidays could become more popular with tourists from the mainland in the coming months as the island is set to feature on a primetime television show.

Presenters from the BBC One science show Bang Goes the Theory - which is hosted by biochemistry graduate Liz Bonnin among others - are set to attempt a very special crossing of the Solent.

According to the Portsmouth News, the programme's four presenters will try to sail to Cowes on a boat made entirely from ice.

It is hoped that the journey will be a successful tribute to a Second World War brainwave that was never followed through, when it was planned to make boats from ice and woodchip.

The show's director Giles Harrison admits that the ice boat will melt but is hopeful it will make it from Gosport to Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

"Rain will actually cause more harm than the sun, so we're hoping we don't see any rain," he said.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800028599-ADNFCR

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