Back together for the first time in over 10 years, Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) will be reunited for an unmissable sketch that will be shown as part of a star-studded night of Sport Relief TV on Friday 21st March.
This year’s Sport Relief is more ambitious than ever as, for the first time, the public can make every mile count by choosing to run, swim or cycle at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games across one weekend from 21st – 23rd March 2014.
It’s already warming up to be an epic weekend with events taking place in over a thousand locations around the country and at the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Those lucky enough to get a place, and follow in the footsteps of their Olympic and Paralympic heroes, will be one of the first to experience the Park in all its glory as it fully reopens, with events and entertainment taking place over the fun-filled weekend.
A host of celebrities are joining in the fun and games including Little Mix, who are recording the Sport Relief single ‘Word Up’. The band is encouraging the public to get involved and has just returned from a moving trip to Liberia to see how Sport Relief cash helps change lives.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, from Little Mix, said: “We just got back from Liberia where we visited a project that’s been helped with money raised for Sport Relief. It was shocking to see how tough people’s lives are in the slums there, but knowing how the money raised really does help change lives was inspiring and that’s why I hope everyone gets involved, signs up to the Games and does their bit this year.”
Daring Davina McCall has pledged to go the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. She will travel across the UK, all under her own steam – and all in the name of Sport Relief. By running, swimming and cycling for seven solid days, Davina will hit the streets – and waters – of the UK in a bid to raise as much cash as she can and inspire the great British public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not!
February will see the launch of a brand new show for Sport Relief 2014, Sport Relief’s Top Dog, on BBC Two. Celebrity team captains and members of the public will all put their best paw forward as pet pooches and their owners compete to be crowned top dog.
On Friday 21st March the BBC will treat the nation to a super special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding amongst others, hosting a star-studded show full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports. Del Boy and Rodney will also be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch. Strictly host, Tess Daly, will reveal the judges’ favourite partnership from Sport Relief Does Strictly, where four Paralympians and their professional dance partners, will have taken on a group dance challenge, hoping to impress the judges and take home the Sport Relief glitter ball trophy on the night.
On Sunday 23rd March BBC One will host the Sport Relief Games Show, with Alex Jones and Matt Baker, live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The show will bring all the highlights as the great British public are joined by numerous famous faces as they make every mile count by taking part on foot, bike or in water throughout the day.
To help motivate the nation there are a whole host of famous faces from the world of entertainment and sport taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games up and down the country and across the weekend including Denise van Outen, Ricky Hatton, Danielle O’Hara, Ben Fogle and Gaby Roslin among many others. There are accessible and challenging events for everyone to sign-up and get involved at www.sportrelief.com.
Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.