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Jodie Kidd signs up to Tour de Celeb

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Jodie Kidd signs up to Tour de Celeb

Jodie Kidd is set to compete in a new cycling show.

The 37-year-old former model will be forced to slip into her biking gear for the forthcoming reality TV show 'Tour de Celeb' as she goes head-to-head with other celebrities on a Tour de France-style course in The Pyrenees Mountains.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The stars are already training. They have no illusions about how hard it'll be."

The television presenter will race against retired cricket star Darren Gough, fitness guru Lucy Mecklenburgh, 'Made In Chelsea's Hugo Taylor, Winter Olympics skeleton ace Amy Williams and ex-England rugby player Austin Healey.

There are two remaining spots on the celeb-packed line-up which are yet to be filled, but whoever joins the group will need to be "hard" enough to navigate the rough mountain range, which spreads through the heart of Europe.

However, the celebrities won't be short of expert training as Olympic gold-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton will be on hand to ensure they master the biking skills.

Meanwhile, Jodie and Darren, 45, are no strangers to competing in a tough sports show as they also starred together on the 2014 series 'The Jump', while Lucy, 24, attempted gymnastic on 'Tumble' in the same year.