Saturday, 17 March 2018

Coronation Street does Sport Relief 2018


Sport Relief begins next week and there are a couple of Coronation Street connections that are worth pointing out.

Nicola Thorp, who plays Nicola Rubinstein in Corrie, will be taking part in the BBC vs ITV boat race. Nicola's obviously in the ITV team of course. 

Finding their sea legs for ITV (pictured above) are Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, TOWIE star and presenter Ferne McCann, Coronation Street's Nicola Thorp, Emmerdale (and ex-Corrie actor) Chris Bisson, Benidorm's Jake Canuso and Love Island star Chris Hughes.

On the high seas of Salford Quays, famous faces from BBC and ITV are set to battle it out in a Clash of the Channels Boat Race for Sport Relief.


Hoping for glory the BBC team (pictured above) includes Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox, BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker, Top Gear's Rory Reid, newsreader Sophie Raworth, Countryfile's Ellie Harrison and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin.

Viewers will see which team is crowned champion of the Clash of the Channels Boat Race: BBC vs ITV when it airs on BBC One on Friday 23 March as part of Sport Relief, which this year is preceded by a week of activity from 17-23 March.


And Les Dennis, who played Michael Rodwell, is taking part in the BBC programme Famously Unfit which will air on BBC2.

The celebrities taking charge of their fitness are fashion journalist, author and designer Susannah Constantine; presenter and actor Les Dennis; actress and comedienne Tameka Empson and actor and comedian Miles Jupp.

The hour-long programme will see the celebs push themselves to the limit as they embark on a mission to regain their fitness and help inspire the great British public to get active and do their part for Sport Relief too.

The show will follow the four of them over 10 weeks as they run, row and swim their way back to fitness. The programme will culminate in one of the UK’s hardest and most demanding physical challenges, which will see the four celebs tackle a muddy and exhausting obstacle course in freezing temperatures.

You can watch Les bust some sports relief moves here. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well Les wasn't looking too 'fighting fit' when we last saw him on Corrie ;)

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