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Marcus Rashford lands BBC One documentary

Marcus Rashford lands BBC One documentary
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Marcus Rashford's efforts in tackling child poverty are to be the subject of a one-off BBC One documentary this Christmas.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is to be the subject of a one-off documentary following his efforts to tackle child poverty in the UK.

The 23-year-old has been widely praised for using his profile to force the government to extend its free meals scheme for the poorest schoolchildren into 2021 and has also been rewarded with an MBE for his efforts.

The hour-long programme is described as an "exclusive insight into the decision-making, thought process and motivations of the England International footballer, capturing his approach to navigating obstacles he has come up against along the way on his drive to eradicate child food poverty in the UK once and for all".

"Everyone will be familiar with the Marcus Rashford we see on the pitch but this documentary will offer a deeper insight into the man himself," said Clare Sillery, head of documentary commissions at the BBC.

"Through our access we hope viewers will get to see just how passionate and determined he is about tackling child food poverty in Britain today."

The documentary will air on December 21, one day after Rashford receives a special award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

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