Dominic West announced as celebrity mentor for Team Commonwealth - WWTW

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The Wire star, and old Etonian, Dominic West will join the three teams of wounded servicemen and women in the gruelling Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge as celebrity team mentor for Team Commonwealth.

The Sheffield-born actor West, who is best known for his role as Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, recently joined Team Glenfiddich UK members for a training on the Icelandic glacier to prepare for the 208-mile (335km) race that will see wounded from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) embarking to one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times.