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TV presenter Charlie Webster critically sick after Rio charity cycle trip

Charlie Webster on her Ride to Rio

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Charlie Webster was taken sick after biking three,000 miles to Rio

A tv sports activities presenter is critically sick in a Brazilian hospital with an an infection following a three,000-mile charity cycle to Rio.

Charlie Webster, 33, who has labored for Sky and ITV, grew to become unwell after watching the Olympic opening ceremony.

Ms Webster, from Sheffield, was regarded as dehydrated after the gruelling six-week Experience to Rio problem.

Nonetheless, her situation deteriorated after growing a extreme complication from a bacterial an infection.

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The previous Sky Sports activities Information presenter had seemed to be in good well being when she arrived in Brazil on four August.

However she was admitted to hospital two days later – the day after the Olympics opening ceremony.

Having posted many photographs and updates on social media all through the cycle trip, she wrote on Twitter on 9 August: “I am getting there… terrible few days with critical an infection #Rio.”

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Charlie Webster

An announcement on her Twitter feed two days later mentioned her situation had “since been identified as a extreme complication brought on by a bacterial an infection”.

It mentioned: “Charlie has up to date you all all through her cycle and we all know her silence was inflicting concern.

“Charlie is receiving nice care and we are going to replace once we can.”

A International Workplace spokesman mentioned: “We’re offering help to a British lady who’s in hospital in Rio.”

Ms Webster made headlines in 2014 when she resigned as a patron of Sheffield United after the membership allowed its former participant Ched Evans to coach after his launch from jail, the place he had served two-and-a-half years for rape.

Ms Webster advised BBC’s Newsnight the membership had not acknowledged the “extremity of his crime”.

The Experience to Rio left the UK on 27 June, with Ms Webster and her colleagues biking 90 miles a day with just one relaxation day every week earlier than arriving on the Maracana stadium on four August.

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The Experience to Rio completed in time for the Olympic opening ceremony

It marked the 10th anniversary of a cycle trip undertaken by charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson earlier than her demise.

Mrs Tomlinson was identified with terminal most cancers in 2000 and died in 2007 after elevating virtually £2m for charity.

The Experience to Rio marketing campaign wished Ms Webster a speedy restoration through Twitter, describing her as a “robust woman”.