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Daredevil adventurer James Kingston has become the first person in the world to stand on the top of Wembley Stadium’s famous arch.

The renowned stuntman, whose Youtube videos have attracted more than 11m views, climbed the iconic landmark on Tuesday morning (June 9).

It took a team of more than 30 safety and security professionals and over three months of planning before the climb was given the go-ahead.

From his viewpoint James was able to take in views from as far as Alexandra Palace to the north-east, right across to Heathrow Airport in the south-west.

Speaking to the Mirror Online, James 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.

"Now thanks to the support of Wembley and EE that dream has finally come true and I’ve been able to capture the moment live with EE’s new Action Cam.

“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.”

James 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!”

Originally published on Mirror Online.