The Big Celebrity Swim

The Big Celebrity Swim

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Documentary following Ronan Keating, Jenny Frost, Pamela Stephenson, Richard Branson and Gadget Show guru Jason Bradbury on a gruelling relay swim across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin in an attempt to raise £1 million for Cancer Research UK. That's almost three times the length of the English Channel in treacherous, cold and choppy water strewn with hazards.

Comments (23)

  • john

    2 years ago


    Doc it is for charity ,and the phone numbers are still valid i'm sure,that's whats it's all about and why not keep programmes up for a year ,the more the better

  • Doc

    2 years ago


    why are these programs soooo old. This is over 6 months old - half a year and its still here. ridiculous

  • ashley

    over 2 years ago


    love you

  • craig

    over 2 years ago


    richard branson, could give 1 million, and not lose sleep over it. he is loaded. he is just too tight. ronan prob could too.

  • glynn

    over 2 years ago


    its a shame the elite swimmers didn`t have their moment of being on tv to promote how amazing outdoor swimming is, well done celebs even though you stoll the lime light.

  • eddie

    over 2 years ago


    Pamela Stephenson's joke at Ritchard Bransons expence was not funny.

  • Julie

    over 2 years ago


    Hate demand 5, never works properly, the others put it to shame. I give up, won't be back unless vastly improves!

  • David

    over 2 years ago


    Wow. Broadcast on the 22/9/11 and available until 21/9/11. Way to go Channel 5.

  • JE

    over 2 years ago


    Sea swimming is daunting and therefore the celebs really did well to step up to this.Equally I was also pleased to see the testiments given by the celebs about the pro swimmers. Well all

  • David Hurst

    over 2 years ago

    David Hurst

    Having recently taken up outdoor and indoor swimming I thought the Celebrity Big Swim was an excellent programme. I think the Celebs did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves for what they have achieved and for the money raised for charity. I think the programme was honest in that there was obviously some very powerful long distance swimmers who were making the swim possible. I think the Celebs did brilliant in being willing to raise money for charity in a way that obviously took them right out of their comfort zone - all of them managing at least one full hour in the sea as newcomers to outdoor swimming and some of whom struggled to breath, swim in the right direction, and even put their heads in water. Having said that I would have liked to see more balanced focus, which would have included the elite swimmers. Happen, one day we could have a television programme dedicated to the elite gladiators of open water swimming such as Lianne.

  • JE

    over 2 years ago


    Would be nice if this website worked propoerly. Three full sets of adverts in a row... and still no part 3...?

  • LB

    over 2 years ago


    Disappointed that the excellent specialist swimmers were not introduced and portrayed as part of the team during the programme.nothing was said about how far they swam, or what type of support they gave the celebs, or even why they were doing it, it was as if only the celebs raised the money!

  • pauline squire

    over 2 years ago

    pauline squire

    re editing, this will be interesting to those of us that watched it with disappointment last night!

  • Demand_FIVE

    over 2 years ago


    Hi all, due to last minute re-editing there's a delay to this programme. It will be available on Demand 5 early next week. Please bear with us. Apologies to all eager to see it.

  • AP

    over 2 years ago


    Sir Richard Branson wasn't there as his house caught fire from that tropical storm? The celebs only did a short distance at the start each, so that they could all be filmed from land! They all did an hour swim more than once over the course of the journey

  • MW

    over 2 years ago


    is this available to watch on demand 5? it's saying no at the moment.

  • Angie

    over 2 years ago


    Well done to one and all, you all did a grand job for such a great cause

  • Rudi

    over 2 years ago


    Sorry...did I miss Sir Richard???

  • Jacqueline keating

    over 2 years ago

    Jacqueline keating

    Ronan did the full hour ... well done Ro

  • gary

    over 2 years ago


    It wasn't that good the celebs didnt really swim that far but a least they raised sheds loads of money

  • James Kearney (Cancer Research Donations team)

    over 2 years ago

    James Kearney (Cancer Research Donations team)

    Make a donation to cancer research call 0800 316 4000. Thank you

  • Jeanette coltart

    over 2 years ago

    Jeanette coltart

    Wow can't wait to watch this !!!!

  • Laura Cox

    over 2 years ago

    Laura Cox

    I can't wait to see it!