Scott Mills abseils in Stratford for Children In Need

A relieved Scott Mills following his descent from the ArcelorMittal Orbit

A relieved Scott Mills following his descent from the ArcelorMittal Orbit - Credit: Archant

“I’m pretty nervous right now,” admits a shaky Scott Mills, an hour before descending the 115 metre rollercoaster of red steel that is Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills descended from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford on Friday night

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills descended from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford on Friday night - Credit: Archant

For a man who has scaled the heights of the radio industry, you’d think a charity abseil would be a piece of cake, but it’s clear it is no such thing.

“I’ve never done it before – I’m terrifed of heights,” explained the Radio 1 DJ yesterday, after he was asked by airwaves legend Sir Terry Wogan to take the plunge for Children In Need.

“I’ve been training with the Royal Marines for a few weeks now,” said Scott, speaking directly beneath the structure as a fierce gale rages.

“I’ve never been so close before, it doesn’t look that big until you’re right underneath.”

The 41-year-old missed his regular Radio 1 slot for the unappetising sporting event, and said he’s looking forward to putting his feet up this weekend.

“If you can hear the fear in my voice, please text CHILD to 70705.”

Go to bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraisinghub to watch the descent.

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