Posted by Sandra on March 21 2016

Harry travelled to France to attend a service for his great-great uncle who served during World War I

The drummer joined his relatives to remember Padre Alan Cecil Judd exactly 98 years after he died.

McFly’s Harry Judd paid a touching tribute to his great-great uncle at a service to remember him.

The drummer travelled to France to honour Military Cross-winning Padre Alan Cecil Judd exactly 98 years after he died in World War I.

He was joined by his relatives, including wife Izzy and their eight-week-old daughter Lola at the rededication ceremony at the Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery in the village of Villers-Plouich, near Arras.

Paying tribute to his great-great uncle the 30-year-old said: “We were all incredibly moved to hear about our relative and to be here today is quite something.

“The lesson that we can take is the kindness that he gave. To show kindness is something that really hit home for me. And the story itself on how (his discovery) came about is also incredible.

“A chaplain who wrote about chaplains from WWI, there was this unmarked grave and it was him who was responsible for taking it forward and finding out who Alan was.”

Speaking alongside his family after laying a wooden cross by Rev Judd’s headstone, he added: “I’m very proud to be able to bring my daughter here today, who is Alan’s great-great-great niece.

“She is eight weeks old today and it is 98 years since Alan died. We are all very proud and privileged to be here.”

It was little Lola’s first trip abroad.

Rev Judd, who was attached to the 2nd/5th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters, was killed instantly aged 31 after being hit by a hand grenade as he went to the aid of a comrade on March 21 1918.

St Paul’s and Oxford-educated Rev Judd, who was one of nine children, was buried as an “unknown soldier” at the Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery.

His identity was sought for many years by a group of other padres who cycled around France’s military cemeteries.

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Posted by Sandra on March 19 2016

Yesterday Harry was part of the Sport Releif Clash of the Titans event in London and he took part on the cycling event even that it didn’t go so well for him and also on the wrestling one where he fighted Paddy McGuiness and surprisingly for everyone there.. WON!! we knew already that Harry was capable of that and more but in case you didn’t watch the event last night and want to suffer a bit seeing him fighting you can watch the video below.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on February 26 2016

For Harry Judd, the McFly drummer crowned Strictly Come Dancing king in 2011, it came as a surprise: Paddy McGuinness, host of hit dating show Take Me Out, wanted to wrestle him.

Despite his wife’s pleas — and Judd’s admission that he is “totally an underdog” — he accepted, and the duo will fight it out in Sport Relief’s Clash Of The Titans competition next month.

“Strangely, he personally requested to wrestle me,” said Judd, 30. “I don’t think I have any beef with him. I am pretty sure he thinks I will be an easy competitor.

“He challenged me to an arm wrestle once and he won easily so maybe it was that. Or maybe he saw me on Strictly and thought, ‘I could take Judd.’

“He is much taller and about three stone heavier and is pretty strong. I am totally an underdog, but I quite like that. And I am going to try to do everything I can to make it a good fight.

“I am quick on my feet from Strictly, I have a lower centre of gravity than Paddy and I’m not as easy to push around as I look.

“It will be a real David versus Goliath challenge. Hopefully I will survive. I have a picture of Paddy McGuinness on my fridge to keep me inspired and get me going. I am going to take him down.”

However, McGuinness, 42, joked that the wrestling match was hardly David and Goliath as Judd has “muscles on his muscles, lives in the gym and is 18 years younger than me”. He added: “What could possibly go wrong?”

In the competition — broadcast as part of the BBC’s Sport Relief coverage on March 18 — captains Sir Steve Redgrave and Freddie Flintoff will lead celebrity teams through challenges.

Team Flintoff will include Judd, East-Enders star Maddy Hill and newsreader Sophie Raworth. Team Redgrave boasts Will Young, McGuinness and TV historian Dan Snow.

As well as the wrestling, Judd, 30, is taking part in a cycling challenge at the Lee Valley Velodrome — and his wife Izzy, who gave birth to their first child last month, has been worrying.

He said: “They offered me the rhythmic gymnastics, which I would have agreed to. But then when the email came through about wrestling Paddy then I was really keen. It is more of a challenge.

“My wife wasn’t best pleased. She was like, ‘Do you have to do the wrestling and do you have to do the cycling?’ She worries it’s not safe.”

Asked about their new daughter, Lola Rose, he said: “Surprisingly our grasp of nursery rhymes is a little poor. We only seem to know Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. I’m going to have to up my game a little bit there.”

This is the fifth time the Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has joined forces with Sport Relief and Comic Relief.

So far, £4 million in donations has gone to 271 projects tackling social exclusion across the city. Londoners are also urged to sign up to the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on March 20.

Clash Of The Titans tickets are at seetickets.com/go/sportrelief

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Posted by Sandra on February 22 2016

Harry and Izzy did a beautiful photoshoot and interview with Hello Magazine to introduce their daughter Lola to the world. You can read the interview and see the pictures below.

[x8]SCANS > MAGAZINES > 2016 > HELLO MAGAZINE – FEBRUARY 22

 
 
Posted by Sandra on January 27 2016

Harry and Izzy are now parents of a baby girl named Lola Rose Emma that was born two days ago in London as Harry announced on twitter. Congrats to Harry and Izzy, I’m sure they are going to be amazing parents! Read below some congratulations tweets to the couple.

 
 
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