Don’t miss these Sport Relief gems
This weekend thousands of us will be walking, running, swimming or cycling in events up and down the country, having fun and raising lots of money for great causes both at home and abroad. But if you’re not feeling too energetic, don’t worry you can still do your bit from the comfort of that beloved sofa!
The BBC will be hosting its own marathon on TV tonight with a stellar line-up of sport and entertainment stars. And while enjoying the show, you can do your bit by donating. TV favourites Gary Lineker, David Walliams, Davina McCall and Fearne Cotton will be at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park presenting a night of great TV, sketches, live music, sporting battles and showing powerful reminders of the serious side of Sport Relief and how the money we donate can change lives.
Beckham in Peckham
Only Fools and Horses’ Del Boy and Rodney are reunited for a one-off sketch and joined by the lovely David Beckham, who also happens to be one of the show’s biggest fans! Written by the sons of series’ creator John Sullivan, The Trotters are up to their usual tricks and hopefully, not a plonker in sight!
Strictly great viewing
Four fantastic Paralympians will take to the dance floor with their professional partners in this special edition of the nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing. Paralympic gold medalist Lee Pearson joins the usual suspects on the judging panel and Tess Daly will be on hand to reveal who lifts the coveted Sports Relief glitter ball.
Olympic guru Seb Coe and comedian John Bishop go head to head in the Clash of the Titans when they captain two teams of celebrities from the sporting and entertainment worlds. The teams will battle it out in synchronized swimming and relays in the pool with the lovely Clare Balding presiding over the action, while Gabby Logan will be at Lee Valley VeloPark reporting on the track cycling and rhythmic gymnastics action. It all promises to be great fun and there’ll be a very generous helping of rivalry between the two sides – but who will triumph?
Tune in tonight BBC One from 7pm or if you miss the action tonight, don’t worry you can catch it all on BBC iPlayer later at your leisure!