By George! Celebrity architect wants to break world record

RECORD BID: TV architect George Clarke wants to gather more than 1,096 Georges in one place.

RECORD BID: TV architect George Clarke wants to gather more than 1,096 Georges in one place.

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CELEBRITY architect George Clarke has put out a rallying call for an army of Georges.

The former Sunderland College student is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the most amount of people with the same name gathered together at one point.

I think this is a really exciting Guinness World Record attempt that I just had to be a part of.

George Clark, celebrity architect

He needs to get more than 1,096 Georges together to break the 10-year-record, which was set in Dubai for people called Mohammed.

George, who presents The Restoration Man on Channel Four, will be attempting to smash the record at the St George’s Day Charity Festival in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire, as part of its festival parade on April 25.

George, who was raised in Washington, said: “I think this is a really exciting Guinness World Record attempt that I just had to be a part of.

“My grandfather and father were both called George, they obviously named me George and I then named my first son George too. What’s even more amazing is that he was born on St George’s Day!

“And with our most recent Prince being named George, it has to be the best name in England.”

Though George juggles being a TV presenter, with writing architecture books and being the director of his own architecture firm, he still finds time to support a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations.

All money raised during the St George’s Day Charity Festival will be donated to the 2015 beneficiaries – ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, Trinity Hospice and The Boathouse Youth.

For more information or to register, visit www.april23.co.uk.