With last years total of £50.4 million pounds, Sport Relief hopes to go one better and beat their fund raising target. All the money raised from charitable donations goes towards poor and disadvantaged people around the world, including the UK.
Amongst some of the feats undertaken so far this year have included BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley spending 26 hours on a treadmill, the One Show’s Alex Jones climbing a 1200ft American mountain and Davina McCall running, cycling and swimming her way from Edinburgh to London in just seven days.
The evening show is set to be another mix of hilarity and achievement, with David Beckham joining Del Boy and Rodney in comedy sketches, David Walliams hosting Mastermind and Little Mix performing their Sport Relief single.
With a sizeable contributions including the £750,000 raised by Davina McCall and a £260,000 donation by Coldplay for Jo Whiley’s efforts, the grand total is already looking set for a good year.