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Video: Daredevil James Kingston scales arch at Wembley Stadium

PUBLISHED: 12:14 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:14 09 June 2015

James Kingston has become the first person in the world to stand on top of the Wembley arch (Pic credit: EE)

James Kingston has become the first person in the world to stand on top of the Wembley arch (Pic credit: EE)

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An adventurous daredevil has become the first person in the world to stand on the top of the arch at Wembley Stadium.

James Kingston made the history books after he clambered up the 400ft structure and recorded his feat as he admired the panoramic view stretching from Alexandra Palace to Heathrow.

The death-defying challenge took three months to plan and was achieved with a team of more than 30 safety and security professionals.

The stunt took place to mark the launch of EE’s Action Cam – the world’s first 4G-enabled camera that allows users to stream content live over EE’s superfast network.

The 24-year-old, whose adventures have become a legend on video-sharing website YouTube, said: “I’ve dreamt of being on top of the Wembley arch from the day I first laid eyes on it eight years ago when the new stadium opened.

James Kingston has become the first person in the world to stand on top of the Wembley arch (Pic credit: EE)James Kingston has become the first person in the world to stand on top of the Wembley arch (Pic credit: EE)

“It’s such an iconic landmark. I’ve stood on the top of buildings and structures all over the world but I’ve never felt more on top of the world than on the top of Wembley arch today.”

He added: “The scale, height and curve of the arch means this was by far the most unique and complex structure I’ve ever stood on top of. It’s impossible to start from ground level so being able to achieve this moment relied on the brilliant team of security experts, specialist rigging and special access that EE and Wembley were able to provide especially for this moment.

“It goes without saying that this stunning view comes with a “don’t try this at home” warning!”

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