Team captains Sir Steve Redgrave and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff have revealed the first members of their teams for Sport Relief: Clash of the Titans.
The two teams will include;
Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo
Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis
Ex England Cricketer and radio presenter Darren Gough
EastEnders favourite Maddy Hill
Popstar Harry Judd
Comedian Russell Kane
Comedian and TV Presenter Paddy McGuinness
Newsreader Sophie Raworth
TV historian Dan Snow
Singer and actor Will Young
TV and radio host Mark Wright
More names will be announced soon.
Sir Steve Redgrave and Freddie Flintoff’s two teams will go head to head at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in five different Olympic sporting events; Track Cycling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Synchronised Swimming, Wrestling and a Team Triathlon race across the Olympic Park.
To attend the event and be part of the 8000 strong crowd, tickets are now on sale at http://www.seetickets.com/go/sportrelief(opens in new window)
Highlights will include Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness grappling with McFly’s Harry Judd in the Wrestling event in front of 6,000 cheering fans in the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark.
In a battle of the broadcasters, The One O’ Clock News’ Sophie Raworth will go head to head against Radio 1’s Clara Amfo in the cycling leg of the team triathlon.
Nose pegs at the ready as Will Young and Russell Kane take on Synchronised Swimming in what are certain to be two memorable routines. Whilst Maddy Hill, Darren Gough and team Captain Freddie Flintoff will take to the gymnastics mat in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Event.
The night will kick off with the explosive Men’s Elimination race on the Velodrome track featuring Dan Snow, Hugh Dennis, Harry Judd, Mark Wright, and team captains Sir Steve Redgrave and Freddie Flintoff.
To buy tickets for Clash of the Titans go to http://www.seetickets.com/go/sportrelief(opens in new window) Tickets are £16 plus booking fees, £2.50 from the sale of each ticket will go directly to Sport Relief. The BBC will not profit from the sale of these tickets.
The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March and sees the return of the Sport Relief Games. This year, the public can walk, run, swim or cycle their way to raising life-changing cash. Find out more at sportrelief.com.
Money raised this Sport Relief will make a massive difference to people living incredibly tough lives, here at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.
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