Celebrity Race Across the World fans surprised by team who help Billy Monger make it to the finish line – Wales Online

Tee Rasheed
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Double amputee Billy was in ‘total agony’ in the latest part of the race
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Weather presenter Alex Beresford has shown his competitive side during Celebrity Race Around the World. During the third leg, Alex and his dad Noel went from last place to second as they managed to "claw back" nearly 26 hours.
But in the latest leg, his compassionate side came out as he helped fellow competitors Billy Monger and his sister Bonnie cross the line at the latest checkpoint in Sarajevo. Alex could see how much agony double amputee Billy was in after one of his legs started to swell and offered to help.
Billy was just 17 years old when he lost both legs in a crash at Donington Park in April 2017. He was racing around the track during the Formula 4 championship race when he smashed into a stationary vehicle at 120mph. He was trapped inside the vehicle for over 90 minutes at the Derby racetrack as crews battled to rescue him from the wreckage.
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And Bonnie stayed by his side, like she has during the race from Marrakech in Morocco to Tromso in Norway. Read about their bond here. They have worked together throughout the race and have won fans over, but they were also happy to accept some help.
Alex, who ended up on the same bus in the final part of the stage to get to the Bosnian capital, realised how much pain Billy is in, and his dad Noel agreed that it would be a "shame to go on and leave them".
The GMB weather presenter said: "I am technically old enough to be Billy's dad, and the father side of me just wants to look after him. I know my dad feels it as well."
When the two teams got off the bus , Alex told Billy and Bonnie: "I think for tonight we just forget about the race, Even though it is a competition, I want nothing more than to see you cross the finishing line. Let's put it to the side and walk together."
Bonnie said that it was "sweet" that Alex and Noel had made the offer because they knew how much Billy pushed himself.
They opened the book they have to sign at each checkpoint together and found they were in joint second behind Harry Judd and his mum Emma.
Billy said: "Were joint second and closed the gap on Harry and Emma a little bit. All things considered, we are pretty happy. We travelled fast and we travelled cheap, so all those boxes were ticked. My leg getting a bit sore is more irritating that anything, but I am hoping that I can be back to 100% for the last two legs."
Alex said: "We have kept our second place on this leg and I feel like we got the right balance of race and experience."
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