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Sheppey paralympian Steve Brown to take on veteran TV journalist Sir Martyn Lewis in Faversham

Two top TV interviewers are turning the tables on each other this Friday.

Sheppey paralympian Steve Brown, who presents Countryfile on BBC, is to take on veteran journalist Sir Martyn Lewis in a head-to-head session at The Assembly Rooms in Preston Street, Faversham.

Martyn Lewis
Martyn Lewis

Martyn has spent 30 years in television for both BBC and ITV and is vice-president of Sittingbourne-based Demelza Hospice Care for Children.He recently narrated a two-hour DVD on the 100th anniversary of the RAF. He was knighted in 2016 for services to the voluntary sector.

Steve was born in Chatham, brought up on Sheppey and now lives in Sittingbourne. He became paralysed after breaking his neck following a holiday fall.

While being treated at Stoke Mandeville hospital he was taken to watch wheelchair rugby and ended up representing Britain in the London 2012 Paralympics.

He has since forged a new career as a TV presenter. In May 2018 he was made a Freeman of Swale.

Friday's organiser Carole Nealey said: "The pair will take turns in interviewing each other. It promises to be an amusing and interesting few hours."

TV presenter Steve Brown goes hunting for fossils on the beach at Minster, Sheppey for the BBC One programme Blue Planet UK (21951693)
TV presenter Steve Brown goes hunting for fossils on the beach at Minster, Sheppey for the BBC One programme Blue Planet UK (21951693)

The clash will be hosted by Murray Evans and will raise money for the Swale Youth Development Forum which was formed in 1985 by the late Richard and Rose Moreton who were Mayor and Mayoress of Swale. The Forum helps talented young people with help or cash.

Tickets are £25 from Carole. Call her on 07752 113167 or email c.nealey@btinternet.com

The event is sponsored by New Appointments Group and Island firm Checkmate which was founded by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent Paul Auston. Doors open at 7pm.

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