Celebrities come together for a stellar Night of TV for Sport Relief
March 18th 2016
Audiences across the UK are in for a night of first-class entertainment as some of the best loved names in sport and comedy come together for the Sport Relief Night of TV.
During the evening, which begins at 7pm on BBC One, David Walliams will bring back his Little Britain character Emily Howard for a special sketch and Jack Whitehall will enlist the help of Gareth Bale in a bid for English football glory in another comedy moment.
A one-off Luther special will be screened, with Idris Elba starring alongside Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, Denise Lewis, Louis Smith, Ian Wright and David Haye. And returning to the role after nearly 40 years, Michael Crawford will don his beret as the disaster prone Frank Spencer in an exclusive Some Mothers Do Ave ‘Em sketch with Michele Dotrice and Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Sport Relief Weekend will be broadcast live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and some of the best loved names in sport and entertainment will present the show from the Copper Box Arena, including John Bishop, Alesha Dixon, Greg James, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, David Walliams and Claudia Winkleman.
There will also be live events from LeeValley Velopark and Aquatics Centre as Sir Steve Redgrave and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff captain two teams in a Clash of the Titans competition hosted by Dan Walker and Ore Oduba. Audiences at both arenas will be able to watch five events, including rhythmic gymnastics, elimination cycling, synchronised swimming, wrestling and triathlon. Competitors will include Paddy McGuiness, Harry Judd, Russell Kane, Will Young and Darren Gough.
During the evening Jo Brand and Greg James will relive their fundraising challenges, while Eddie Izzard nears the end of his epic 27 day Marathon Man endeavour in South Africa. Alex Jones, Hal Cruttenden, Ore Oduba, Angellica Bell, Doon Mackichan and Suzi Perry will also look back at their sailing challenge around the UK.
James Bay will perform the official Sport Relief 2016 single, Running, and Birdy will also sing.
Money raised this Sport Relief will make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives, in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities. During the evening viewers will be able to see how the money is spent, as films presented by celebrities including Danny Dyer, Marvin and Rochelle Humes and Olivia Coleman are shown.