Huntingdon gymnast makes debut on hit TV programme

Gymnast Sol Scott, American footballer Reef, Karim Zeroual, and rugby player Franc. Picture: CONTRIB

Gymnast Sol Scott, American footballer Reef, Karim Zeroual, and rugby player Franc. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Gold medal-winning gymnast Sol Scott, from Godmanchester, is featuring in a new CBBC programme, A Week to Beat the World.

Gymnast Sol Scott, American footballer Reef, Karim Zeroual, and rugby player Franc. Picture: CONTRIB

Gymnast Sol Scott, American footballer Reef, Karim Zeroual, and rugby player Franc. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The show follows six of the UK's most sporty girls and boys as they travel to far-flung destinations to compete against local teams in games the British children have never heard of before.

The first episode to feature Sol, which aired on October 14, saw him in Guatemala trying his hand at pitz, an ancient Mayan ball game. The 12-year-old Hinchingbrooke School pupil also sampled some traditional cuisine, tucking into chicken head.

With his heart set on winning gold at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, the national under-12 vault champion and England squad member usually spends his free time at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, where he has trained since the age of five.

Strictly Come Dancing star Karim Zeroual chaperones the children to Brazil when A Week to Beat the World returns, at 4.40pm on November 4 on CBBC.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter