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Davina McCall beat a cheetah in a race

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Davina McCall beat a cheetah in a race

Davina McCall beat a cheetah in a race while shooting her latest show.

The 48-year-old TV presenter - who ran, swan and cycled more than 500 miles for charity in 2014 - claimed she sped past one of the big cats, which are the fastest animals in the world, to record a narrow victory over the plodding puss during filming for the factual series 'Life At The Extreme'.

She said: "My fitness did help, especially with things like racing a cheetah in the first episode!

"I actually beat him, even if it was by one second."

The 'Million Pound Drop' star visited Namibia, Costa Rica and the Arctic to shoot the new series, and admits one of the main skills she learned from the show was how to urinate easily in the great outdoors.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she explained: "I've got very good at weeing out in the open. I did a lot of things I wouldn't have chosen to do, but having done them, I'll talk about them for the rest of my life. In the Arctic, we stayed in this hut with no loo, but had a perimeter with explosives around it in case the polar bears got close.

"Men are fine as they can just unzip but for girls, in overalls and a snow suit, crouching down is not easy."