RAV Wilding has urged youngsters to join the Sun on Sunday’s Duke of Edinburgh Award campaign to celebrate Prince Philip’s legacy.

The BBC presenter, 43, completed the bronze award as a teenager.

He said: “These awards are for everyone, from all walks of life.

“When I presented the awards I was blown away by how many participants were from inner city state schools.

“It’s so important to get that across that the awards can be from any background or social status.

“There are things that I learned on the awards that channelled where I am today.

“When I went on the expedition, it was cold and wet, it tested me in ways I hadn’t been before.

“I’d never camped before, then a year later I joined the army.

“It really helped me and gave me an appetite for the outdoors, I struggled academically and it was many years later that I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

“The DofE gives kids a chance to shine in other areas.”

  • To sign up, visit www.dofe.org/thesun

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