Captain Sir Tom Moore to feature as guest host on upcoming podcast series

Fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore will host a podcast in which he encourages people to start conversations with older people.

The Second World War veteran will be a guest host on the series, called The Originals, which will include interviews with a bodybuilder in his 80s and a 73-year-old skipping expert.

The podcast, in partnership with Cadbury and Age UK, is part of the Donate Your Words campaign aimed at reducing loneliness.

In a video promoting the podcast, Captain Tom said: “My next mission is just as important as my last, and fortunately for me there’s very little walking involved.

“We older people are the originals and we have more in common than you may think. You name it, we’ve done it, and there are hundreds of amazing stories just waiting to be told.

“To show you just how easy it may be, I have created The Originals podcast. ‘I’ve interviewed some fascinating people and discovered some incredible stories.”

Captain Tom had set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April.

But he ended up raising almost £33 million for the NHS with his fundraising efforts making headlines in the UK and further afield.