Monday, 22 March 2010


The Sport Relief 2010 weekend, which took place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March, began with a great television Friday night on BBC One and BBC Two.

Sport Relief is the biennial fundraising event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport. Hosted by Gary Lineker, Christine Bleakley, Davina McCall, Richard Hammond, Claudia Winkleman, Fearne Cotton, James Corden and Patrick Kielty, Sport Relief 2010 has raised more than £31m for charity so far.

The star-studded Friday telethon delivered entertaining moments of television for great causes: A Question of Sport Relief, a special segment of Walk on the Wild Side (« Alan! Alan! Alan! »), Match of the Day meets Masterchef, and comedian Rufus Hound (Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2010 winner) did his now famous rendition of Cheryl Cole's Fight for this Love.

After an episode of Hustle one month ago, Dragon's Den stars Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne, proved once again that they have humour and added a great dose of courage to it, competing in front of three of the Strictly Come Dancing judges. Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood would fit perfectly in Dragon's Den.

James Corden did his Smithy routine and impersonator duo Jon Culshaw-Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show) hosted a very special edition of The One Show. Gene Hunt and his team investigated the case of the missing Ryder Cup for an Ashes to Ashes special with many guest stars, including Sir Michael Parkinson, Paul Daniels and Daley Thompson (« Is that Tom Selleck? »). And Hunt's Audi Quattro paid a tribute to General Lee (The Dukes of Hazzard).

Celebrities took on a number of challenges in earlier efforts. Among them, legendary comedian Eddie Izzard and his 43 marathons in 51 days ( or Christine Bleakley's cross-Channel water-ski.

There were many touching moments during the evening. One of the most moving was certainly the story of Dennis and Audrey, an elderly couple together for more than 60 years. Audrey now has Alzheimer's and her husband is her carer. They are an inspiration to all of us.

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