Ollie Phillips is the most successful England Sevens Captain in history and was named ‘7s World Rugby Player of the Year’ in 2009. Ollie also played 15s for Harlequins, Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons in England and for Stade Français in France, where he was voted ‘Overseas Player of the Year’ in 2011.

Why are you taking part?

I am an ambassador for Wooden Spoon and was a team captain for the Arctic rugby challenge and a long term supporter of the charity. I am all about big statements, creating amazing memories to associate with Wooden Spoon. Setting a Guinness World Record in the North Pole was great and the fact we are aiming to set another two World Records is amazing. I love supporting Wooden Spoon, keeping the legacy going and to open people eyes up of the world of adventure.

Name one famous person you would like to share this challenge with…

Bear Grylls! He knows what he is doing, he is well equipped and would probably come in quite handy if things start to get a bit ropey up there!

What song would you sing to motivate your team mates?

Build me up buttercup by The Foundations. My teammates during the Arctic Challenge were well versed in my karaoke by the end of the trip. They loved it. I think…

Ollie is being sponsored by Cox Automotive