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Comedian rejected Palace invite for Rugby League

Comedian Adam Hills has revealed he turned down an invite to Prince Charles’ 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace because it clashed with rugby league practice.

Hills was promoting his new rugby league documentary on Talksport, when he told the panel about his commitment to the sport.

Talking about his commute from London to Warrington, he said: “Every Tuesday I go up to training. It takes me one hour and 45 minutes to get to Warrington, we train for an hour and a half and then it takes me about two hours to get back to London.

“I actually turned down an invitation to Prince Charles’ 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace, because it was training night.”

He also revealed he got changed on the train down to London for the last two BAFTA awards, without even having a shower.

The documentary follows Hills and the rest of the Warrington Physical Disability side through their formation and playing against Hills’ boyhood club, South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Comedian,49, plays on the wing for the side, also hopes people will realise the amount of work the Community Foundations do.

He said: I’m hoping people realise the amazing work foundations do. Before I got involved, I didn’t know there was a Warrington Wolves Foundation.

“They have a dementia friendly café, they have dance classes for the elderly, they have Learning Disability Football, they have all this amazing stuff that goes on in the community, and other clubs do as well.

“When you realise in places like Warrington, the Warrington Wolves are more than just a rugby league team, they have a foundation which feeds into the community, and then feeds back into the team.”

You can follow the story on Adam Hills: Taking his Legs, which airs at 11.30pm on Channel Four on 13th December.

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