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The Project’s Tommy Little qualifies for swim relay between England and Belgium

The Project’s Tommy Little qualifies for world-first swim relay event between England and Belgium

Tommy Little has qualified for a world-first swim relay event between England and Belgium. 

The Project star, 37, shared the news to Instagram on Monday, alongside an image of himself throwing up the peace sign before sharing a card congratulating him on the qualification. 

‘Four hours and 10.9 kilometres later and this breathless idiot has officially qualified for the 1st ever UK to Belgium swim!’ Tommy wrote. 

He’s in: The Project’s Tommy Little, 37, (pictured) has qualified for a world-first swim relay event between England and Belgium 

The comic then shared the back of the ticket which offered a heartfelt congratulations from English Channel Queen, Chloe McCardel. 

‘Congratulations Tommy! You have earned your place in the World First England to Belgium relay. Your progression has been phenomenal,’ she wrote. 

‘It is a testimony to your dedication, focus, consistency and resilience. You are definitely a ‘real swimmer’ now,’ she finished. 

Tommy revealed he wants to compete in the country-to-country swim in July. 

Congratulations: 'Four hours and 10.9 kilometres later and this breathless idiot has officially qualified for the 1st ever UK to Belgium swim!' Tommy wrote

Congratulations: ‘Four hours and 10.9 kilometres later and this breathless idiot has officially qualified for the 1st ever UK to Belgium swim!’ Tommy wrote

Tommy spoke about his commitment to the relay with his co-host Carrie Bickmore on their Hit Network radio show Carrie & Tommy in February. 

Tommy had invited McCardel on the show, with the open water swimmer saying she believes she could ‘train him’ so he could ‘swim in a relay in 12 months’.   

‘That swim that Chloe was talking about has never been done before,’ Tommy told Bickmore as the radio show cut back to the duo. 

Doing it: Tommy spoke about his commitment to the relay with his co-host Carrie Bickmore (L)  on their Hit Network radio show Carrie & Tommy in February

Doing it: Tommy spoke about his commitment to the relay with his co-host Carrie Bickmore (L)  on their Hit Network radio show Carrie & Tommy in February 

‘It’s about three-and-a-half months away, and there was one spot left on the team,’ he continued. 

Carrie was then heard on the air snorting and trying to suppress her laughter. 

‘It was only fitting, I thought. I spoke to Chloe and I’ve signed up and committed to it.’

‘So we’re going to swim from England to Belgium, and I just think it’s fun,’ he added.  

A big step up: Tommy explained to Carrie that the swim will take 'anywhere between 35 and 45 hours', when he first explained it

A big step up: Tommy explained to Carrie that the swim will take ‘anywhere between 35 and 45 hours’, when he first explained it

The England to Belgium relay takes place in July and is 95 kilometres in length. 

There will be teams of 10 at the event, with each team member required to swim in 30-minute blocks.  

It means Tommy will need to swim for an estimated three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half hours across the Channel depending on the speed of his team and the team order. 

The England to Belgium swim has never been done before. 

The event: The England to Belgium relay takes place in July and is 95 kilometres in length

The event: The England to Belgium relay takes place in July and is 95 kilometres in length

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