A REALITY TV star and former professional footballer has been spotted running through Somerset as part of his efforts to complete a triathlon across the UK.

Ashley Cain was recently seen running through Coxley, towards Wells, on his world record attempt of running, cycling and kayaking more than 2,780 miles in memory of his daughter Azaylia who died from leukaemia at just eight weeks old in 2021.

The former 'Ex on The Beach' contestant and model has set up a GoFundMe page where he has already raised over £23,000 to help and support children fighting cancer.

To donate to the fundraiser, visit www.gofundme.com/f/ultraman-2024-a-worlds-first-for-childhood-cancer

Ashley set off on his record-breaking charity voyage on Wednesday, April 24 - the anniversary of his daughter's passing.

On his GoFundMe page, the former Coventry City winger wrote: "I’ve run marathons, ultramarathons, cycled the length of Britain, kayaked for 1000 miles and climbed one of the world’s highest peaks in the name of my daughter, Azaylia, and to fight childhood cancer, the disease that took her away from me.

"And it’s time to step up the fight. For Azaylia, and for the thousands of children fighting cancer every year.

"But this isn’t just any world’s first challenge.

"It’s an opportunity to raise funds for The Azaylia Foundation’s incredible Childhood Cancer PhD Scholarship Programme, which has already funded 5 PhDs.

"So please donate to this GoFundMe campaign to help us reach our game changing target of 20 PhDs in five years.

"And if I see you along the way, be that for a smile, a cheer or a sweaty hug, you’ll fill my heart with warmth."