Graeme Souness fights back tears as he announces next move after Sky Sports departure
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Graeme Souness has announced his next move following his Sky Sports departure and it's an incredible charitable gesture.
The Liverpool legend called time on his career as a pundit for Sky Sports after 15 years on the television.
Having stepped away from his punditry role, he will now be tasked with a daring and grueling mission, revealing his next move on BBC Breakfast.
The 70-year-old will swim the English Channel in a bid to raise money for charity. He's doing the 16-hour swim after meeting Isla Grist, who has Dystrophic Recessive Epidermolysis Bullosa, a genetic condition causing the skin to tear or blister at the slightest touch.
He's aiming to raise £1.1 million for the Debra charity, which supports the 14-year-old and thousands of people in the UK.
Souness fought back the tears as he hailed Isla as the 'most courageous human being' he's ever met in a touching interview.
He said: "It's the most horrendous disease. If you're inflicted by it you must wake up every morning and say 'why me?'
"It's a desperate situation. And then the parents have to deal with that. And that's why we're doing this.
"I am involved in this because of how evil this disease is.
"If people haven't experienced it, or seen it, you have no idea how desperate this thing is."
The Scot added: "Isla is just the most courageous human being I've ever come across. When I'm in her company, I'm very tearful.
"She just inspires me, she is just unbelievably courageous and brave."
Souness, who first got in contact with Isla four years ago, will be joined by the teenager's father for the 21-mile swim on June 18.