Pop hearthrob Bressie will don a wetsuit and squeeze into a canoe to take part in next week's gruelling Liffey Descent - but only if he raises his €3,000 sponsorship target.

The Mullingar man, who earlier this year revealed that he suffers from severe anxiety disorder, has a fear of water and only learnt how to swim a few months ago.

However, he has committed to tackling one of the most punishing endurance events in the country - the 28km Liffey Descent - but only if €3,000 is raised for Lakelands Area Retreat & Cancer Centre, the charity he represents.

“I don’t like water and have a real fear of it,” Bressie says. “I only learnt how to swim a few months ago and I’m still kind of wearing armbands!

“But, I am willing to take on the Liffey Descent, which is one of the most gruelling endurance tests in the country, if the target amount is raised for charity.

"It’s 28km starting at the K Club in Kildare, in a canoe and down through 12 or 13 weirs, which I found out are basically massive waterfalls, but weirs sounds less dangerous!"

The Liffey Descent takes place on Saturday, September 28th and you know you want to see the boy in a wetsuit and help raise money for a great cause so help Bressie hit his trarget by clicking here.

Check out the video of Bressie describing his icharityu mission.