Sport Relief bosses force fed Davina McCall after she nearly died!

by Lisa McGarry
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Davina McCall has revealed that Sport Relief bosses force fed her while she was taking on her mammoth challenge for the charity, after she started refusing to eat.

The Big Brother star has been training for months for her 500-mile triathlon and with such a good level of fitness before she started, the presenter never could have realised how tough things would get.

We reported yesterday on how Davina had to be pulled, unconscious, from the water as she attempted to complete her 1.5 mile swim. The star was swimming in the freezing waters of Lake Windermere when things got dangerous and she passed out.

However instead of giving up, McCall warmed up and continued with her task, jumping straight on a bike for the next stage of her challenge.

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She may be pushing forward with the momentous event, but Davina has revealed that she’s terrified and scared and as a result, stopped eating this week too.

The mum of three is now being watched carefully by her team and is forced to eat at regular intervals, as fears rise over her long term health.

Davina told The Sun that she is ‘so full of fear’ she can’t choke food down easily. However the medical staff surrounding her are on the ball and have started to ‘force feed’ the star, she confirmed.

Today the brunette beauty continues with her massive cycle, though it sounds like she’s having problems getting started.

She tweeted fans a few minutes ago admitting the massive wind sounds were putting her off, posting:

Davina added:

These Sport Relief challenges really do present a risk to health and just a few months ago, David Walliams has major back surgery to fix an injury he sustained while swimming the Thames in 2011.

The star has a special chair he uses on Britain’s Got Talent, to help lessen the pain and was forced to cancel all work at the end of last year so he could recover from the invasive operation.

Perhaps the team need to rethink these massive tasks. Some people certainly seem to think so…. Do you?


Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!