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Workington floods hero on TV’s Surprise Surprise

Workington man Brendan Pickering, who stopped traffic using Northside Bridge as it started to crumble in the 2009 floods, is to appear on ITV1 show Surprise Surprise.

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TV APPEARANCE: Brendan Pickering, of Workington

In the week that the new Northside Bridge was opened, it was revealed that Mr Pickering had been nominated by friend Jimmy Dixon to appear on the show because of his bravery.

He had set out from his Burrow Walls home to walk his dogs at 5am on November 20, 2009 when he saw that part of the bridge had collapsed.

He directed people and traffic away from the bridge and called police.

A short time later the bridge collapsed, killing PC Bill Barker.

Mr Pickering will be on the show, presented by Holly Willoughby, on November 11.

ITV has not revealed any further details about his appearance.

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HE WILL HAVE TO WEAR HIS GUM SHIELD TOO STOP SWEARING.
TOP BLOKE WELL DONE BRENDAN

Posted by Peter Riley on 27 October 2012 at 22:10

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