Sir Steve Redgrave and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff MBE are set to go head to head in a Clash of the Titans for Sport Relief.

Redgrave vs Flintoff in Clash of the Titans
Redgrave vs Flintoff in Clash of the Titans

Five-time Olympic champion rower Sir Steve and cricket legend and broadcaster Freddie will each captain a team of celebrities as they go head to head in a number of Olympic sporting challenges as part of the Sport Relief Night of TV on Friday 18th March.

Sir Steve says “Winning gold medals at the Olympic Games was one thing, leading my team to victory in Clash of the Titans is another matter altogether,” he said. “Freddie Flintoff, bring it on.”

England all-rounder Freddie played a major role in the 2005 home Ashes victory over Australia and is no stranger to captaincy having led the England team during his international career. Freddie also captains a team on the sports-based comedy panel show A League Of Their Own.

“I took part in Clash of the Titans last time but we were robbed under John Bishop's leadership," he said. “This time I’m back and I’m not leaving without that trophy.”

The teams will be made up of famous faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport. With the Clash of the Titans trophy up for grabs, the celebrities will be put through their paces as they compete in a number of Olympic sporting challenges: Track Cycling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Synchronised Swimming and, for the first time, Wrestling, plus a Triathlon race.

Clash of the Titans became a Sport Relief fixture in 2014 when Lord Sebastian Coe and his team of celebrities narrowly beat a team led by comedian John Bishop.

On the night, sports TV presenters Ore Oduba and Dan Walker will host all the action live from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

It promises to be a night filled with tension, entertainment and sporting rivalry and the public has the opportunity to buy tickets to watch all the action from the two venues; the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark and the London Aquatics Centre.

Money raised this Sport Relief will be used to make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives, here at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.

To buy tickets for Clash of the Titans go to Tickets cost £16, plus booking fees and £2.50 from the sale of each ticket will go directly to Sport Relief.

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