Helen Skelton is Girl on Wire

Not content with being the first person to solo kayak the Amazon, fearless Helen Skelton reveals today that she has set her sights high for her latest challenge.

The daredevil Blue Peter presenter will attempt to become the first person to high-wire walk between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station, in aid of Red Nose Day 2011!

Super Skelton has been secretly training for months for this once-in-a-lifetime high-wire adventure which will test her nerves, balance and determination to the absolute limit as she completes the crossing 66 metres up in the air, on just an 18mm thick piece of wire.

Holding the 8 metre long balance pole, which weighs 8 kg, out in front of her is just one of the difficulties the 27 year-old will face as she navigates her way across the 150 metre length of London’s iconic landmark.

BatterseaLAUNCHNone of this seems to faze the invincible Miss Skelton who is eager to take her first step on the wire.

Helen hopes her incredible effort will inspire others to do a fundraising activity this Red Nose Day and help raise money that will change lives forever.

Click here for some more ideas on how you can raise money – don’t worry these won’t involve you balancing on a wire!

Helen will be attempting her challenge on Feb 28th.

Go to www.rednoseday.com/girlonwire to support her in this incredible fundraising effort and tune in to two Blue Peter specials on March 7th and 8th to see if Helen gets a head for heights at Battersea Power Station.