Strictly canal cleaning: Bill Bailey swings into action to clear litter

Bill Bailey cleaning up our canals

Invoice Bailey cleansing up our canals (Picture: River belief)

Strictly Come Dancing winner Invoice Bailey famously conquered the ­dancefloor however is now taking the lead in a brand new problem – cleansing up our canals.

The comic may have a number of well-known companions to observe his strikes, with a staff of celebrities all able to roll on the water.

Invoice, the 2020 Strictly champion, is main an enchantment to clear the nation’s wildlife-rich canals of dangerous plastic waste.

Becoming a member of him are Strictly professional dancer Neil Jones, Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden, Time Crew star Tony Robinson, singer Cerys Matthews, broadcaster Gaby Roslin and Property Ladder’s Sarah Beeny.

Some 14 million items of plastic find yourself in and across the Canal & River Belief’s waterways every year, with 500,000 of them ending up floating out to sea. That is regardless of the charity’s volunteers spending 100,000 hours every year clearing litter, with the annual clean-up invoice totalling £1million.

Neil Jones helps Bailey clean the canals

Neil Jones helps Bailey clear the canals (Picture: River belief)

Plastic waste alongside the nation’s waterways has a catastrophic affect on wildlife and nature, harming geese, swans, otters, endangered water voles and fish, with many species susceptible to everlasting hurt from air pollution.

The Canal & River Belief, which raises funds to guard 2,000 miles of historic canals and waterways in England and Wales, is urging the general public to take motion to finish ­air pollution by becoming a member of the BigPlastic Decide Up this autumn. The initiative is being led by the star-studded staff of helpers.

Dancer and choreographer Neil stated: “I’ll be partnering up with my litter picker to assist out.

“Plastic will be harmful to each individuals and wildlife, so we urgently have to sustain the struggle in opposition to it. Collectively we will banish plastic garbage by canals for good.”

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Sarah Beeney joins the clean up crew

Sarah Beeney joins the clear up crew (Picture: River belief)

The Canal & River Belief is interesting for individuals to donate £14, decide up 14 items of litter and encourage 14 mates to affix the struggle in opposition to plastic.

Belief spokesman Eoin Harris stated: “Now we have labored out that if everybody visiting our canals and waterways picked up only one piece of plastic, the community can be away from litter inside a yr. Litter has a devastating affect on the wildlife inhabiting canals and rivers.”

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