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WATCH: Robson Green rises to wrestling challenge

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A surprise visit from a Geordie actor gave an extra boost to another successful Powburn Show last weekend.

Robson Green, who is currently filming the next series of his ITV show Tales from Northumberland, turned up at Saturday’s event to take part the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling.

The Northumberland-born celebrity took on two teenage boys from the Rothbury Wrestling Club - Harry Bertram, 13 and Joe Hale, 15 - while wearing the traditional costume, but was beaten in the ring.

Darren Whitfield, coach at the Rothbury club, said: “He was a very good sport and he seemed to enjoy it.

“I think it can only be good for the sport, we had a good crowd and he played them well.

“I think he just wanted to portray the traditional sport.

“He had never done it before. He had a brief coaching session beforehand, but it’s very hard to learn in half and hour.”

 

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