Celebrity model Jodie Kidd visits Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:41 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 18 June 2010

Jodie Kidd

Jodie Kidd

CELEBRITY model Jodie Kidd visited Exmouth this week to learn how to kite surf. The model and TV personality was being filmed last Tuesday, June 9, having kite surfing lessons on the Exe Estuary and Imperial Recreation Ground for an upcoming BBC programme

CELEBRITY model Jodie Kidd visited Exmouth this week to learn how to kite surf.

The model and TV personality was being filmed last Tuesday, June 9, having kite surfing lessons on the Exe Estuary and Imperial Recreation Ground for an upcoming BBC programme.

The 31-year-old, 6ft 2in in height, was given lessons from Steph Bridge, a world kite surfing champion, from Exmouth business Edge Watersports.

Steph's husband, Eric, said it was an honour to have the celebrity come to the town.

"It was fantastic to be asked by the BBC to give Jodie the lessons. It was great exposure for the business and for Exmouth as a destination for kite surfing.

"I think Jodie had a great time, though, it was a bit of a shame she did not have longer out there because she seemed to want more."

The BBC was filming a series of clips for the show of which kite surfing will make up one element. The programme will also places an emphasis on the Devon and Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast.

Jodie, a fan of sport, will compete in the Great Swim Series, the UK's largest open-water swimming event, on 19 June.

Born in Surrey, media interest in the model increased when she took part in the 2008 Strictly Come Dancing contest.

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