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the return



A decade has passed since ‘Kilimanjaro: The Big Red Nose Climb’

In February 2019 Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge Shirley Ballas, former MP Ed Balls, broadcaster Anita Rani, Love Island’s Dani Dyer, BBC Breakfasts’ Dan Walker, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, NFL star Osi Umenyiora plus Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock will set out to climb the 5,895-metre mountain. All to raise funds for Comic Relief supported projects in the UK and internationally.


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The challenge

Following in the footsteps of their predecessors 10 years ago, the intrepid team face a gruelling 8-day trek, basic conditions, freezing night-time temperatures and the risk of altitude sickness. Enduring the climb took the 2009 group to their physical and mental limits.

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The team are swapping their comfortable lives for Africa’s highest mountain to raise money for Red Nose Day, in order to transform the lives of vulnerable people and communities throughout the UK and internationally. Your donation is their motivation so please donate and give what you can.



Where to watch

Track the team’s progress each morning on BBC Breakfast and each night on The One Show as the challenge happens.

On BBC One, an hour-long documentary will reveal the full story of the team’s triumphs and turmoils.


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It goes without saying

A huge thank you to Professor Greg Whyte, Threshold Sports, Shine TV, Berghaus, Regatta, Kathmandu, English Institute for Sport, The Altitude Centre, Sporting Edge UK, MrFlag® and BUFF®.