Cerne Abbas giant given makeover for Wimbledon

It's been transformed!

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Under the cover of darkness a daring stunt was launched to mark the start of Wimbledon.

It took 255m of tarpaulin, 20 square metres of artificial grass and 250 tent pegs to transform one of the UK's largest and most historic landmarks.

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The Cerne Abbas giant now has a rather unique feature - a tennis racket and ball!

The stunt was pulled off by Paddy Power - we wonder how long it'll last!

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