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Eddie Edwards Height, Weight, Age & Wife

Hailing from England, Eddie Edwards is best known for being the first ski jumper to represent Great Britain at the Winter Olympics. Though he finished last at the event, his efforts had yielded him a considerable amount of media attention. Recently, his Olympic journey was portrayed in the biographical film, Eddie the Eagle. Want to learn more about the former athlete? Keep scrolling down, we’ve got more on him down below.

Eddie Edwards Personal Facts – 2018 Update

Real Name

Michael Edwards

Nick Names

Eddie Edwards, Eddie the Eagle


Ski Jumper, TV Personality

Famous For

Eddie Edwards is best known for having been the only ski jumper to represent Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Though he didn’t win any medals, he did go on to set a new British ski jumping record.

Age – How Old is He?

He is 54 years old

Birthday/Date of Birth

His birthday is on December 5, 1963

Place of Birth/Hometown

Eddie Edwards was born in Cheltenham, England. Growing up, however, he spent most of his time in Lake Placid, New York, where began ski jumping under the guidance of Chuck Berghorn and John Viscome.




He is British

Eddie Edwards Height, Weight & Body Facts

How Tall – Height in Feet

He is 5’7 tall

How Tall – Height in Meters

He is 1.73 meters tall

Weight in Pounds

His current weight is around 181 pounds

Weight in Kilograms

His current weight is around 82 kg

Body Measurements

His body measurements are unavailable at this time

Waist Size

His waist size is unknown

Foot/Shoe Size

Information on his shoe size is unavailable

Eye Color


Hair Color


Personal Life

Is Eddie Edwards Currently in a Relationship?

As far as we can tell, Eddie Edwards is currently single. Previously, he had been married to Samantha Morton from 2003 to 2016; they later got a divorce.

Eddie Edwards’ Girlfriends

At this time, we do not have any information on Eddie Edwards’ previous relationships.






One of three siblings, he has a sister named Elizabeth Edwards


One of three siblings, he has a brother named Duncan Edwards


He has children with his ex-wife, whom he sees on a regular basis

High School

At this time, we do not have any information on Eddie Edwards’ high school career.


Sometime after finishing his secondary education, he studied at De Montfort University. Further details are unknown at this time.


For now, information on Eddie Edwards’ salary is unavailable.

Net Worth

Unfortunately, information on Eddie Edwards’ 2018 net worth is unavailable



Random Facts



Favorite Food


Favorite Actor


Favorite Book


Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show


Favorite Music Artists


Favorite Sports

Ski Jumping


Born on December 5, she is a Sagittarius

Phone Number

This information is currently unknown


This information is currently unknown

Eddie Edwards’ Social Media Accounts & Usernames

Eddie Edwards’ Instagram Username

Eddie Edwards’ Facebook Account

Eddie Edwards’ Youtube Channel

Eddie Edwards does not have a YouTube channel, as far as we can tell

Eddie Edwards’ Twitter Username

Eddie Edwards’ Snapchat Username 

Eddie Edwards is not active on Snapchat.

Other Interesting Facts:

    • His nickname “Eddie” was given to him by his school friends
    • Initially, when he first started to ski, he wore his coach’s equipment; for the boots to fit, he had to wear many pairs of socks
    • Not only was he disadvantaged by his weight early in his career, but he also had to self-fund most of his training
    • Farsighted, he had to wear thick glasses underneath his ski goggles, which often times misted up in high altitudes
    • He stayed at a mental hospital briefly in the 1980’s, as he did not have enough funds for proper accommodation
    • In 1987, he represented Britain for the first time at the World Championships in West Germany
    • Despite the fact that he finished in 55th place at the Worlds, he qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics as the sole representative of Great Britain
    • In 1988, he was the best, and only ski jumper in the U.K. with a record of 73.5m
    • In 2016, his journey to the Olympics was chronicled in the biographical film, Eddie the Eagle
    • In the biographical film, he was played by actor Taron Egerton
    • He was one of the torchbearers in the relay during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
    • In 2012, he competed in the BBC game show, Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, where get made it through to the final
    • In the past, he released a book titled, On the Piste


Brooke Carter
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