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    His heart will go on! This Morning viewers left in stitches by fundraising veteran Major Mick, 80, as he goes round in circles and rows away from the camera in his ‘Tintanic’ boat

    • Michael Stanley, 80, from Chichester, is rowing to raise money for charity  
    • He appeared with the tin boat he built, called the ‘Tintanic’ on This Morning 
    • Major Mick plans to row 100 miles along the Chichester canal, West Sussex 
    • Viewers left in stitches by the sweet man who was struggling to row straight 
    • In hilarious moment, the poor major admitted he was struggling to stir 

    An army veteran who is cruising the canals of Chichester in a tin boat dubbed ‘Tintanic’ to raise money for charity left This Morning viewers in stitches today. 

    Michael Stanley, 80, known as Major Mick, appeared on the daytime show to talk to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford about his fundraising efforts, but viewers couldn’t help but make light of his struggles to steer his vessel. 

    In a hilarious clip, the Major could be seen rowing away from the camera, and going around in circles while admitting the boat was leaking. 

    Major Mick plans to row 100 miles along the Chichester canal, West Sussex, in order to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham, having already surpassed £10,000 in donations so far. 

    80-year-old retired army man Michael Stanley appeared on the daytime show to talk to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford about his fundraising effort rowing along the Chichester canal today

    Major Stanley was filmed sitting in his boat, rowing away as Eamon and Ruth began the interview. Unfortunately, he was rowing away from the camera. 

    ‘Come back to us because you’re rowing further and further away from us,’ Eamonn said, waving at Major Mick to come closer. 

    The 80-year-old rower was then seen slowly rowing his way back into the shot.  

    Major Mick win even more fans over when he sassed Eamonn, who made fum of his boat.  

    This Morning viewers were touched by the retiree's endeavour, but some could not help but make light of the fact Major Mick was struggling to stir his boat during the TV segment

    This Morning viewers were touched by the retiree’s endeavour, but some could not help but make light of the fact Major Mick was struggling to stir his boat during the TV segment

    Viewers were left i stitches as Major Mick was filmed rowing away from the camera and going in circles

    Viewers were left i stitches as Major Mick was filmed rowing away from the camera and going in circles 

    Eamon and Ruth struggled to keep their giggles under control during the interview with Major Mick

    Eamon and Ruth struggled to keep their giggles under control during the interview with Major Mick 

    ‘Looking at the tilt on your “Tintanic” what are the chances of it sinking?’ the presenter asked, tongue in cheek. 

    Major Mick replied with a dead-pan: ‘That’s a very hurtful comment.  

    I have to admit it does leak a little bit,’ Major Mick said, before adding he had to use a tin pint to take out some of the water that would enter his vessel. 

    He also admitted to tipping into the water twice, and that the boat was not exactly sturdy. 

    ‘It’s not always stable when I get in,’ he said. 

    In a quip, he said: ‘I feel very precarious, here, on the water.’ 

    Speaking of his fundraising effort, Major Mick beamed: ‘Everybody smiles, everybody’s got good words to say, if people smile then that’s my reward. 

    Major Mick aid none of his training prepared him for his 'Tintanic' journey along the Chichester canal

    Major Mick aid none of his training prepared him for his ‘Tintanic’ journey along the Chichester canal 

    Viewers were delighted with and impressed by Major Mick's enthusiastic mindset and fundraising effort

    Viewers were delighted with and impressed by Major Mick’s enthusiastic mindset and fundraising effort 

    ‘I must say it’s been extremely extremely entertaining meeting all sorts of different people full of kindness and generosity,’ Major Mick said. 

    Viewers were left in hysterics by the retired army man’s antics, as he kept rowing gently throughout the interview, going in tiny circles on the water. 

    ‘This old fella rowing away from the camera,’ one said with a laugh-cry emoji.  

    ‘P***** myself at Mick just floating around whilst talking,’ said another.  

    ‘why is he rowing,’ asked another. 

    ‘He was sailing away from the cameras,’ another laughed.

    ‘Where’s he going,’ asked one.  

    Travelling just 2mph, retired Army major Michael Stanley, is determined to row the stretch on the Chichester canal in West Sussex to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham.

    The veteran, who served in The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards for 35 years has dubbed boat the Tintanic after creating it from two sheets of corrugated iron, curtain hooks and hosepipe.

    He said had been inspired to make the boat during lockdown after a recent visit to India, where he saw the tin boats used. 

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