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TV presenter Simon Thomas set 'half-time challenge' by Farke

PUBLISHED: 13:17 14 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:22 14 September 2019

Simon Thomas with son Ethan and wife Gemma. Photo: Bloodwise

Simon Thomas with son Ethan and wife Gemma. Photo: Bloodwise

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A surprise challenge set by Daniel Farke is in store for TV presenter Simon Thomas.

Simon Thomas with son Ethan and wife Gemma. Photo: BloodwiseSimon Thomas with son Ethan and wife Gemma. Photo: Bloodwise

Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas was on Soccer AM this morning with his nine-year-old son, Ethan, to take part in a volley challenge for Blood Cancer Awareness month.

The 46-year-old lost his wife Gemma, who was 40, to acute myeloid leukaemia in 2017 and has been taking part in 30 days of challenges to raise awareness.

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However, an unexpected challenge was set during the show by the Canaries head coach who appeared on a surprise video message.

Daniel Farke promised 'a suprise' at the Norwich v Man City today. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDaniel Farke promised 'a suprise' at the Norwich v Man City today. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Speaking from Norwich City's training ground in Colney, Mr Farke revealed "another challenge" would await the father and son at half-time during the Norwich City and Man City match at Carrow Road tonight.

Mr Farke said: "Hope I find you well. I've got a surprise for you. Your day's not over, there's another challenge for you. "You better come along to Carrow Road tonight and we have something special for you at half-time. See you there, mate."

Mr Thomas and Ethan were then whisked away by a waiting car to take them straight to the ground.

Mr Thomas published a book in June called Love Interrupted: Navigating Grief One Day at a Time about grief.

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