Facing the risks of drinking on new TV show

Dan Woodall, left, spoke to Jed Schofield about the dangers of binge drinking.
Dan Woodall, left, spoke to Jed Schofield about the dangers of binge drinking.

A Castleford man faced up to the risks of alcohol in a new BBC Three documentary when he met a former electrician who was left in a wheelchair after an accident he had on a night out.

Jed Schofield, 25, appeared in new series Face the Consequences, a programme that explores young people’s lifestyle choices, and met Dan Woodall who is wheelchair-bound after falling from an eight metre wall while under the influence of alcohol.

Dan told his story on the programme, which was broadcast on Wednesday night, to help other people avoid the same mistakes.

Jed said: “I’m more cautious and wary about drinking now than I was before the show.

“I know my limits but I exceed them every time.

“There is a bad stigma surrounding binge drinking which needs to be addressed.

“It should start as early as in school, with more being done in colleges and universities.”

After speaking to Dan, Jed said: “Meeting someone face to face who has been through what Dan has really puts the dangers into perspective.”

Jed said it was important to keep in control of drinking and to “seek professional help if you ever feel even slightly out of control”.

Following his appeareance on Face the Consequences Jed, who works as a holiday rep but is keen to raise his profile on television. He is also due to appear on Channel 5’s Blind Date on July 28.

Ahead of Blind Date, Jed admitted to “never being lucky with love” and thought the show would help him out.

The show was Jed’s first ever blind date experience and he said he was “extremely nervous” but said he thoroughly enjoyed it.

He also took part in another Channel 5 show called Mind The Age Gap, which brought people from different age groups together to “attempt to bridge the generation gap” .

Jed’s episode of Face the Consequences is available on BBC iPlayer.