Wales Rally GB calls for Embarrassing Bodies to step forward
Wales Rally GB could help turn a rally fan into a television celebrity, and cure a nasty illness at the same time, if they visit the Embarrassing Bodies mobile clinic at the Service Park at SA1 in Swansea on Saturday 6 December.
A trio of TV Doctors - Christian Jessen, Pixie McKenna and Priya Manickavasagar - stars of the popular Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies, will be in Swansea as part of their nationwide hunt for unusual skin disorders, nasty holiday illnesses and any other medical conditions that need checking out.
The Embarrassing Bodies mobile clinic will be open on Saturday 6 December - for your chance to see one of the doctors just come and speak to any member of the EB production team on the day or call 0121 224 8363 anytime before Thursday 4. Not only could you find yourself on the road to recovery but you could instantly become a TV star!
The Embarrassing Bodies clinic is part of the wide variety of entertainment on offer to visitors at the SA1 Service Park, all of which will add to the spectacle of the rally cars and drivers from the World and British Rally Championships.
It all starts on Thursday 4 December, when some of motorsport's top sports stars - including five-times World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb and six-times MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi - gather in Swansea for the Shakedown Stage.
Rally cars will then return to SA1 six times over the following three days - with fans able to watch the world's top rally teams like Ford, Citroen, Subaru and Suzuki make running repairs to their 350,000 GBP rally cars close up.
Friday night is party night at the SA1 Service Park. Gates open at 4pm on December 5, and in addition to the rally cars there will be the official FIA Drivers' Press Conference live on stage and a special auction of rally memorabilia for Children In Need.
Auction lots include Mikko Hirvonen's signed race suit, a signed front wing from Petter Solberg's Subaru Impreza WRC2007 from this year's Rally Argentina, Matthew Wilson's driving gloves, a tour of M-Sport's headquarters and a Pudsey bear signed by Valentino Rossi.
Following that on stage will be live performances by acclaimed Blondie tribute band Blondied and a sassy, fire-breathing routine from The Fuel Girls. The night's entertainment will come to an end with a spectacular fireworks display.
On Saturday the Embarrassing Bodies mobile clinic will be open, while at Sunday lunchtime an ABBA tribute band will be live on stage.
In the Service Park throughout the four days will be a giant TV screen featuring live timing and rally footage, trade stands selling merchandise and memorabilia, catering stands, a bar and a Warrior tank, courtesy of the Territorial Army.
Fans will be able to keep up-to-date with the rally results and news as it happens on Wales Rally FM. It will be broadcasting on 87.7 FM, with special guest presenters Jon Desborough (Sky News sports presenter) and Matt Burt, Editor of Motorsport News.
SA1 Service Park timetable
Thursday 4 December
08.00 Gates open
08.00-13.30 Shakedown Stage *
14.00 RAF Tornado low level, high-speed fly past
14.30 Cheque presentation for The Richard Burns Foundation
15.00 Service Park closes
Friday 5 December
16.00 Gates open
18.00 First rally car enters service
18.30 Children In Need Auction, live on stage
19.00 Fuel Girls, live on stage
19.15 Blondied, live on stage
21.30 Service Park closes
Saturday 6 December
07.00 Gates open
07.25 First rally car enters service
09.00 Embarrassing Bodies clinic opens
12.13 First rally car enters service
19.23 First rally car enters service
23.00 Service Park closes
Sunday 7 December
06.30 Gates open
07.00 First rally car enters service
10.00 First rally car enters service
13.00 Abba revival, live on stage
13.03 First rally car enters service
15.00 Service Park closes
* The Shakedown Stage is located in Penllergaer Forest. A free park and ride service will operate from Langdon Road, off Fabian Way, Swansea. The first bus will leave at 7am and the last bus will return at 2pm. There will be no parking facilities at Shakedown.
Entry into the SA1 Service Park is by ticket only, which can be purchased on the gate. Adult tickets cost just 5 GBP for adults and children aged 15 and under go for 1 GBP - as part of the event's Kids for a Quid promotion.
Holders of Day Passes will gain access to the Service Park on that particular day, while fans with World Rally Passes will gain free of charge access to the Service Park on all four days of the Rally.