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This is the toughest thing I've ever done,
and the toughest thing I possibly will ever do.
Davina McCall - one of the warmest and most loved faces on TV.
A favourite with the British public...
Come on, Davina! You can do it!
..is raising money for Sport Relief.
Over the last few years, she's taken part in
-The Million Pound Bike Ride...
-I quite enjoyed that.
..and she's helped John Bishop row across the Channel.
Oh, my God, it's a canoe.
But this year, Davina is going it alone.
I feel a bit like I'm having an out-of-body experience.
Starting from Edinburgh Castle,
through the Lake District and the Peak District,
taking in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK...
I feel like I'm walking to the Arctic.
..Davina will cycle...
Oh, God, I can't even get my leg over the bike!
-It's horrible, eh?
We're off! See you later.
..and run her way back to London...
It's astonishing. It really shows a lot of great determination
and, of course, physical fitness.
..so that children like this can look forward to a better future.
I am physically incapable of saying no to Sport Relief.
In seven days of back-to-back endurance...
Come on. Come on!
I absolutely don't know how she's managed it, really.
I can't talk.
I obviously can't run or cycle or swim,
but I thought a cuddle might be useful.
..pushed to breaking point and beyond...
You can do it. It's just uphill.
..this is the inside story of Davina's challenge.
-Thank you. Thank you.
-Good luck on the swim!
-Thank you, mate. Thank you.
The next celebrity to leave
the Big Brother house will be...
Davina McCall is a 46-year-old mum of three
and the darling of live television.
But after years of involvement with Sport Relief and Comic Relief,
this year, Davina is putting her money where her mouth is.
Holy lady boy!
Does my bum look big in this?
-No, not at all.
Leaving the glamour of TV behind,
she will take on an epic solo challenge
to raise money for Sport Relief.
I want to raise loads. Like, loads.
If I don't, I'll be disappointed.
I'm going to be on the blower to anybody I've ever known,
"You've got to sponsor me, I'm doing this insane thing. Help!"
What she'll be doing is cycling, swimming,
and running all the way from Edinburgh to London.
I'm genuinely terrified.
It's the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning,
and it's the last thing I think about at night.
Every single day,
it's come up - sort of,
"My God, what am I doing?" Jesus, I don't even... I can't even run.
I'm rubbish at running. A bike...
Maybe I could do the biking, but, God, it's hundreds of miles!
And the running is not just running,
they've got to run up a bloody great hill. It's relentless.
-All right, mate?
Olympian and Professor of Sport Science Greg Whyte
knows how vital her preparation will be.
The training is critical. The support you've got is critical.
But that's the other thing.
Training, when you're a mum, it's hard.
I keep trying to explain to the kids the greater good.
That this isn't a TV show that I'm doing for fun,
-it's to help people...
-Less fortunate than us.
I keep trying to explain that to the children, but Chester's only seven.
He's like, "I don't care. You're not playing Lego with me."
My job is to be 100% sure that she's going to make it.
To provide her with that confidence.
'So the fact that she's anxious now is a good thing,
'because that will be driving her motivation.'
-I'm going to start crying.
-I told you I was going to cry every day.
-Don't cry. Not yet!
I'm frightened about letting everyone down.
Well, you won't do that, will you?
Because just by entering the project,
you're making a difference. Number one.
And my job is to make sure that you don't let anybody down.
So, with just three months to go before her seven-day ordeal begins,
Davina undertakes a carefully planned training programme.
-How far do you think we've swum in total today?
How far are we swimming?
-A lot further than that.
With expert guidance from Greg, she has to get up to speed
on the bike,
in open water...
Nice and relaxed.
..and on her feet.
He'll be there to support her all the way to the end.
Greg, the other day, said, "I think you've lost a bit of weight,
"you need to eat more." Amazing!
I'm feeling so happy!
That is great running.
Fantastic work. Well done.
Big cup of tea, and a bath.
-But not together.
Do you know what, you should've done
The Great British Bake Off,
because then you wouldn't have to do any of this
and you could've stayed in the kitchen making and eating cakes.
'On the surface, she's got'
so much bravado and she's funny and silly.
It's loud and...
But underneath, she is like a little scared little girl.
Honestly, out of all the people I know,
she is the most sensitive person I know.
And all these things really get to her.
So when she goes to Africa and stuff, she really does feel it.
So she's doing it for all the right reasons, but she's scared.
I'll be thinking of you the whole way,
while I'm in my nice warm car driving home.
There might be moments when I'll really enjoy it,
and I'm sure there'll be moments when I'm in absolute tatters,
but I have to try and focus on the bits that might be fun.
Like the end!
But before she crosses the finish line,
she'll have just seven days
to cycle, swim, and run her way to London.
Her 500-mile journey starts in the morning,
from Edinburgh Castle.
It felt like so long ago, three months ago.
I'd think, "Holy moly, it's, like, three sleeps!"
And then it was two sleeps,
and now it's one.
And I can't stop it.
And do you know the worst news of all?
I got my period today.
I got my period today!
Of all the days, in all the...
Out of the entire month,
I get my period on the day that the challenge is about to start.
Can you believe that?
The realisation that she has got to travel over 500 miles
under her own steam,
begins in the morning with a 130-mile cycle.
So, if there are going to be nerves, tonight is where it starts.
I feel like somebody is going to come up and go...
"Oh, my God, we've made a mistake. We thought we'd asked Jessica Ennis.
"Sorry, do you mind going back? We've actually got the wrong person.
"You're 46, with three children. We've completely made a mistake.
"We thought you were someone else."
Because I just keep thinking, like, what is going on?!
The waiting is over.
Davina has 130 miles ahead of her today.
The aim is to reach Keswick before nightfall.
But with bad conditions predicted,
Greg has to plan how to protect Davina, as much as possible.
They're forecasting up to 70mph winds.
Now, that is not only virtually impossible to cycle in,
it's also very dangerous,
because when a gust hits you on a bike, you move metres,
you don't move inches.
Davina's family have come to support her,
and are under no illusions as to how tough this first day is going to be.
'Cycling into the wind'
-all day is...
-Yes, that's hell.
'She did say she didn't mind too much about rain.'
It was if the wind starts building,
that will worry her a bit more.
But Davina now has to focus on the day ahead.
130 miles is formidable.
It's one of the longest stages of the Tour de France,
and Davina is not an athlete.
Just get on with it and stop whingeing!
So it's cold and it's wet big deal!
My God, it's a tough one.
Just in awe of it, really.
I think she's got a hell of a week ahead of her and...
But she's got the head for it, you know.
-Get on with it!
Well, that's embarrassing.
I've been lapped by a runner.
By the first pit stop,
the predicted bad weather is moving in.
That was quite a brutal start, I can't really speak.
I've lost contact with my face.
-Hiya! You all right?
-It's amazing, but she'll freeze.
It's cold. It's windy and wet.
She's amazing and she's doing it very, very good.
And it's good she's doing it for charity.
To make sure all this really counts,
Davina has to make time to promote the challenge.
-So while you're doing whatever you're doing next week,
just stop and think about what Davina McCall
is about to undertake over the next seven days.
Matt? Oh, Matt. I'm so tired and I've only done 30 miles.
It's only been a few hours, are you all right?
-I have got 470 miles to go!
You've chosen the wrong time of year, Davina.
-You should've done it in spring. Would've been lovely!
-The one thing
I hadn't sort of mentally prepared for, at all, was wind.
It is SO gusty up here.
It's gusting, I would say, probably up to about 30, 40mph.
That's when it becomes dangerous.
It's then the gusts can just lift the bike off the Tarmac.
Be a bit mindful of the wind as we come round this corner.
Greg tries his best to protect Davina
by shielding her from the gusts.
Greg's OK, and gets straight back on the bike,
but the incident has left Davina seriously shaken up.
The constant freezing rain and fatigue are taking their toll.
Four hours into the challenge and Davina has to stop.
I can't do this!
It's not even that hilly.
If it wasn't raining and windy,
it wouldn't be that bad.
You'd be surprised how hilly it is out there.
-Because you've got your head down, grinding away...
It is hilly out there!
I don't want to go...
Right, chill. I fell off, for Christ's sake!
-No, you're doing fantastic.
Anxiously waiting at the lunch stop are Davina's parents.
She always wants to rise to a challenge. She's got that drive.
If somebody challenges her to something, she just has to do it.
Come on. Come on!
She works bloody hard on everything she does...
..and really pushes it as far as she can to do the right thing.
'I just want to put my arms around her and give her a big hug.'
Oh, God, it's so...
She had a bit of a cry.
She was quite nervous. But I think she'll be all right.
Got to relax.
My dad rescues me all the time.
I never forget when I had a bit of a drama in Paris with my mum
and I called up my dad and I said, "Look..."
I was 19, so I was quite old.
..and I said, "I've never asked,
"but I really, really need you to come."
And he went, "I'll get on the next plane."
And he looked exactly like that again,
all big and...
Very nice. Proper Daddy's girl, I am.
'This stop is really important'
to get some fuel and energy back into her again,
and just try and keep her going.
Do you think you could eat?
You know, time's going really fast
and then I'm going to have to get back on the bike.
This is the furthest I've ever ridden.
Furthest ride ever. Roll, baby, roll!
Davina has already spent ten hours on the bike,
and it looks like she won't finish today's cycle before midnight.
IN EXAGGERATED ACCENT: I'm a meerkat.
-Look, I'm sitting like a meerkat.
But as news of the challenge spreads,
the local support is giving her the boost she needs.
-Thank you for being here.
-Good luck, Davina.
I'm literally, sort of, on my knees.
Oh, God, I can't even get my leg over the bike!
CHEERING My knee is so bad!
Good work. Strong.
Just keep it spinning.
But it's going to be a slow climb towards Keswick.
-I haven't got it left.
-Yeah, you have!
-Squeeze it out!
-Come on, squeeze, squeeze, squeeze!
-I can't do it!
Yes, you can! Focus.
-Come on, come on.
-Squeeze out, now. Squeeze out.
You've got about 100m to go.
100m to the top now.
You're looking fantastic.
Very, very strong. Work through those legs.
Drive it out. Great work!
Right, into the tub.
-Oh, God, really?
-You're into your sleep time.
-Am I not going to get hypothermia?
Day one might be over,
but all that is waiting for Davina
is a freezing cold bath.
Oh, God, no, no, no!
-Ten minutes... Is somebody counting?
The icy temperature will give her muscles the best chance to recover
before the challenge continues tomorrow.
-I hate the cold!
-Keep your toes pumping.
I'm really frightened now.
Really, really frightened.
I don't know how...
Well, first of all,
with my poor nou-nou the way that it is,
how am I going to sit on a saddle TOMORROW?!
Are you decent?
-Are you warm enough?
I went to sleep in a onesie, my socks, and, eventually...
I couldn't get hot. I was really shivering.
So, eventually, I actually went to bed in that.
OK, here we go, come on!
I don't think I've ever cried this much, ever.
So, after five hours' sleep,
Davina is back on the bike.
She will cycle eight miles
to the foot of Scafell Pike,
the highest peak in England.
Her challenge is to climb over Scafell,
then cycle to today's finish,
the edge of Lake Windermere.
With the help of expert mountain guides,
Davina will trek seven miles around the summit and over the ridge
in what are expected to be tough conditions.
They have picked a bad day. There haven't been
many good days this winter.
I wouldn't go up there today unless I had to. My opinion.
We're heading up there. Above 500m...
Do you think it's going to get windier?
It's going to get windier,
colder, and under foot,
it will get much more difficult.
It's all about taking care, really.
In these conditions, Scafell could prove to be treacherous.
I'm a bit scared.
But as they make their way out onto the mountain, Davina's thoughts
turn to why she is so determined to complete this challenge.
As we have been walking up, we've been walking on bits like this
and it really reminded me of a project
that I've visited in the quarry.
They take a stone about this size
and they'd turn it into a bag...
full of stones about this size. And ten bags of that
would make them a pound.
Before she started the challenge,
Davina visited a quarry on the edge of Nairobi in Kenya.
Families work 12 hours a day here,
breaking rocks to build roads in the city.
It is so dangerous.
You can just spot people up there,
but just below as well. It is very physical labour.
There are lots of women and children down there.
In fact, the majority of the quarry workers
are single mothers who have no choice
other than to bring their children to work with them.
Ann comes here every day at seven in the morning with her mum,
Benedicta, and her two little brothers. She is just 13.
-What happens to these? Where does it go?
-We'll sell it there.
-You sell it?
Yes, we keep in the basket and we sell there.
-You speak really good English.
-Would you like to go to school?
-What do you want to be?
-That's a great job.
'It always strikes me when they say,'
"I want to go to school," because, you know, that Monday morning thing
when all of your kids are going, "I don't want to go to school! Ugh!"
Here, every child wants to go to school, every child wants
to have an education and be around other children, and to play.
But without Ann working alongside her,
Benedicta would not even earn enough to feed her family.
-Can I try?
-Is it hard?
Oh, on the edge.
Nobody was talking, nobody was laughing.
They were just heads down and doing their job.
And I tell you, it is a thankless task. It's really dangerous.
I mean, I had bits of stone flying all over me.
I am quite conscious that I am taking up valuable time,
she has got buckets and buckets to fill. Benedicta...
It is not a place for children.
She just kept chiselling away
because she has to get those 15 bags done with her mum, or they don't
get the money and they don't get the food on the table.
And she wants to be a doctor
and she wants to save the world.
It is meeting girls like Ann which has given Davina the determination
to do this challenge.
And it is remembering that which spurs her on now.
-I have blown round.
-I know, those gusts.
Amazing. All right, Doc?
-Back in one piece.
-In one piece.
-Two arms, two legs.
-Yes. All good.
Back at the hotel, Davina's best friend, Sarah,
has arrived unexpectedly.
She knows her friend is dreading
tomorrow's swim across Lake Windermere.
Oh, my darling! Oh, Divi!
I am going to be shouting you on and swearing at you from the boat.
-I am so happy.
-I know. This was the bit, because I knew...
I was trying to be brave for you.
I know, because I knew that's the bit that's going to freak you out.
-Look at the little knees! Little cold knees!
It's a doughnut. It's very painful.
My quads aren't too bad. My hamstrings are worse. That's OK,
that's not OK. Oh, God.
It's a monkey spot, ooh-ooh-ooh!
In just over an hour,
Davina will tackle her biggest personal challenge.
To complete today's stage, she will swim
a mile and a half in open water.
Oh, darling! It is going to be OK, I promise you.
I am going to be with you the whole time. You're not on your own.
But Davina knows, with all the support in the world,
once she gets in that water, it will be down to her own strength
and determination to reach the other side.
-'She is a strong swimmer, I would say.
She has always said she doesn't enjoy open water,
even the sea, because she is always nervous about what is underneath.
'She doesn't like it if she can't see.'
-'The water temperature'
is going to be a shock to the system.
She knows what the shock is.
'But she is dreading the cold water'
and especially the cold water on her face.
'Because that is extremely painful, she said.'
I'm going down to the boat. I will see you down there. I love you.
'She has got to finish the challenge, whatever she is feeling.'
That will be what is in her head.
In spite of the pressure,
the driving force behind her challenge remains.
The cause so close to her heart.
Often, just changing...
just changing one girl's life or one woman's life can really change
a whole family and that, in turn,
changes a community, which, in turn...
You know, from small acorns,
really enormous change can happen.
'Davina's really fatigued, there is no doubt about that.
'It has been a tough two days.
'But actually, today, fear has taken over, it is'
going to be a very tough morning.
But even with every reassurance,
Davina still can't let go of that fear.
I know this is the one that is
terrifying her more than anything else.
I'm very nervous, I literally cannot stop shaking.
You know, the sooner I get in there, the sooner it is over.
Thank you very much for your support.
Nice and relaxed, OK?
Forget all that now, just focus, OK?
Just focus, just nice and relaxed.
Absolutely no panic, apart from the fact...
It's going to be good. Chill.
I'm going to be OK.
You're going to be absolutely fine, you're going to be absolutely fine.
Three, two, one, let's go.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
I can't move.
Only 60m out and Davina's anxiety
is overwhelming her.
Divi, come on! Come on, Divi, come on! You can do it.
As her front crawl gets weaker, she feels like she is getting nowhere.
You can actually see the windows in the hotel. We are that close.
I'm sorry, Greg. I am so sorry
-for being a wuss.
-I am so proud of you.
Throughout her life, she has faced lots of different challenges.
She has had to be strong, that is part of her,
that is part of her make-up.
-It's not far, it's near.
It's over halfway.
I would say probably about 600m.
Greg knows that if she doesn't keep moving,
Davina's core temperature will drop,
which could put her at risk of hypothermia.
Come on, Davina!
The waiting crowd have no idea how tough she is finding the swim.
It is really pushing her to the limits,
I can see she is really struggling at the moment, losing her energy.
-Are you OK?
-Yes, I'm good.
-Listen, we're getting across.
-What kind of swimmer am I?
A good swimmer. And a brave swimmer.
Day one was really difficult
and I don't think she thought that it was going to get any worse.
And I think this is worse.
With just metres to go, Greg and the safety team close in.
Somehow, Davina makes it to the jetty,
but it has taken every bit of energy she had.
Her core temperature has plummeted.
She is so exhausted that she is simply unable to get herself
out of the water.
An emergency recovery plan is immediately put into action.
Getting her warmed up is now a matter of urgency.
The medical team have to carefully control raising her temperature.
Going to put your woolly hat on for you.
Got lots of warm drinks for you, OK?
-It is a slow process to get you warm, all right?
-It is not going to happen in minutes.
-What matters is that we get you nice and warm.
Although it feels scary,
shivering is a sign that her body is warming up.
-I am coming back. I am coming back.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-15 minutes later, her temperature is back to normal.
-Is Greg all right?
-Greg was so cold.
If you ever see me near a Comic Relief challenge again, shoot me!
-This is nice.
-This is nice.
# Bring me sunshine in your smile
# Bring me laughter... #
-It was my classic question.
About 200... Wait till you hear the question.
About 400m to go, I looked at her and said, "Are you cold?"
Right from the very beginning, she was struggling.
She couldn't breathe initially, the cold water was that cold.
She was that anxious and she was fearful, really, but she kept going.
She has got to get on a bike... 60 miles, she has got to cycle.
I don't know how she's going to do that.
I mean, she will do it, but I don't know how.
I can't believe I swam that!
I have warmed up now, I have had a nice bath
and I'm ready to get on the bike.
CROWD SHOUT ENCOURAGEMENT
It means a lot, especially seeing so many ladies out here.
I am doing it for the girls.
THEY CHANT: Davina, Davina!
Thank you. Thanks, guys. Thank you, thank you.
Thank you, mate, thank you.
Amazing. I can't believe I am on a bike after that.
The maddest thing ever.
If you have been inspired by Davina,
please donate to Sport Relief.
20 miles away, at Davina's next pit stop, Matthew is waiting.
I saw the video this morning and it was a bit of a shocker, eh?
I thought, I had better get my arse in gear and check on the wife.
So here I am, after a very long drive.
Hi. Thank you so much.
I just wanted to be here and give her a big old hug
and say, well bloody done, it's phenomenal.
I didn't even realise she was doing the bike ride after.
I thought, at least she will get to sleep this afternoon.
No, no, she's doing another 60+ miles. I said, "Oh, my God!"
-I think she is just coming around the corner.
-Oh, my God, you're here!
I can't believe it. I... I just... Oh!
-It's from the kids.
-From the kids?
-Holly made it.
-Holly made it? Oh, look!
Oh, my God, look at that. "Keep going." And it is all for me.
Have you seen what Chester put on the front of the card?
No, what did he put?
-"I think you are stronger than Dad."
-No, no, no.
-No, no, no. Oh!
It is like hills all the way now, unbelievable.
But she is still smiling. It just defies belief, really, doesn't it?
I didn't know this when we got married - I've married a loon!
With the third day of the challenge
ending in Accrington town centre,
everyone wants to hear how
she conquered Lake Windermere.
I got a feeling at the end of that swim, it looked terrible.
All I was thinking was, I have got to get to the pier.
It's testament to everybody that is working on the challenge that
-I did get on a bike two hours later.
-How did you manage it?
-I don't know.
-How did you find the bike this afternoon?
Every day, I do something and I think, how am I doing this?
-But it is day three and I have got four more days to go.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks. Thanks so much, thank you.
Support for Davina
after the swim has come flooding in from home.
I had 98 texts from people, friends of mine.
Sometimes, four or five from the same person.
Saying, "Please, let me know you are OK."
And I just had to smiley face.
The worst thing for me, and all I kept saying was, "I can't breathe."
It was really scary and I didn't like it.
Anyway, the amazing thing is, I got on the bike afterwards
and, at the end of the day, I just thought, "My God, was that me?"
And husband Matthew is worried about the conditions,
as she prepares to continue the challenge.
How safe can you be? It is all relative.
I mean, sub-zero temperatures, it is just, you know,
horrible rain, it is calling for minus figures and snowing today.
Let's do this thing! Come on!
But there is no stopping Davina.
I kind of want to just pick her up and take her away, but, you know...
But she gets up and cracks on, amazing.
100m to the summit.
Don't be afraid to come out of the saddle if you want respite.
That's a great climb, that is a really tough start to the day.
Whenever it gets tough, just think, at least I'm not in the water.
You will never be that cold again.
After an uphill start, everything catches up with her
and she is forced to take a break.
I am so tired!
'She didn't sleep very well last night.'
It's making her emotional.
It's like a roller coaster we're having every day at the moment.
She is just shattered.
Davina still has 35 miles to reach Hayfield, in the Peak District.
There, she will get off the bike and run over
part of the Pennine Way, to finish the day at the village of Edale.
But there is snow ahead.
The weather is looking good,
there is a chance of showers, snow showers.
Almost definitely going to be sunshine, and plenty of snow.
-It's like a holiday.
Not quite sounding like a holiday, but...
It probably is deep enough to ski.
-Yeah, but we won't be doing that.
-This feels really weird.
Do you know, this is what the triathlon feels like.
When you've done all that cycling
and you get off, and your legs are like, "What are you doing?"
After spending most of the last three days on the bike,
the seven miles to Edale is going to take its toll.
Does feel like my legs won't take me.
Well, I tell you what, we have lucked out with the weather,
this is just incredible.
Mentally, I want to run up this hill, I want to do it,
but, like, I just can't sum it up from anywhere
and it's such a weird feeling,
because I can always sum it up.
I feel like I'm walking to the Arctic.
Look at that! Look at that!
-Oh, God. That's amazing. That's amazing.
-At long last, some sunshine.
That's the first sun we've seen for a long time.
-What a picture, eh? There we go.
At the end of every day, when I think
it's over, it's not over.
Cos it starts again tomorrow. CHEERING
-You all right?
-Been waiting for you.
-Look, photo, photo!
'I know some pretty serious athletes,'
and they maybe do one of these days.
But they wouldn't do the back-to-back exercise that
Davina's taking on.
It's incredible. Absolutely incredible. Inspiring.
And even Davina is starting to question
how she's got through this far.
At the end of every day, I think,
"Who was that girl that got up at that time in the morning
"in that horrific weather and did that? Who was that?"
It doesn't... It feels almost separate.
Partially, I think, from having a mum that used to drink,
that I learned to fit...
You know, you have to fit in with the mood,
or you have to make something work.
I was just a really big people pleaser.
Can I get off the bike and go, "Oh, my God! My legs! My calves!
"I'm in so much pain, I'm so tired"?
Because I'd quite like to do that, because that's how I feel,
but I look at everybody and they're all looking at me,
like, "Are you OK now?"
So I go, "Yay! Done that bit! I'm great."
It's time to say goodbye to the Peak District.
Today's cycle starts at the village school.
We are one of the smallest schools probably in the country,
with just 14 children.
CHILDREN CHANT: Davina! Davina!
All 14 of Edale's primary school pupils
are already raising money for Sport Relief.
So have you been working really hard for it?
So, Sport Relief basically help people
who have very difficult lives around the world.
So, I met this girl called Ann a few weeks ago in Kenya,
and she worked in the quarry with her family all day, every day,
and all she wants to do is go to school.
And Sport Relief have a project which helps her go to school.
It's quite funny, isn't it, to think that somebody's desperate to go to school?
I'm sure there's some mornings when you think, "I don't really want to go to school."
But she really wants to go to school.
So, you're raising money to help kids
and help families have better lives,
so that's such an amazing thing.
Two months ago, in Kenya, when Davina met Ann,
she was working in the quarry to help her mum and little brothers.
After a 12-hour day,
she took Davina McCall to show her her most prized possession.
-So, this is your house?
Oh! What's this?
-So, these are schoolbooks?
-Where did you get these from?
-My friend gave me.
-This book is for English.
-For English. Do you read it?
-And you've been writing down the medical words cos you want to be a doctor?
Can you read it to me?
"Ambulance, vaccine, cough,
"symptom, appetite, persist."
-What do you like about learning?
-Because I want to have a good future.
Thanks to Sport Relief, there is hope for Ann.
So, Ann needs to go to school,
and if she works half as hard as she did in the quarry, she'll do extremely well.
And she's focused, and she really wants to do it.
After being at the quarry, it's lovely to see them having fun, isn't it?
Oh! Look at that! You're turning round! She's turning round!
Sport Relief support a local project run by Sarah Mbira that means
Ann will finally be able to go to school.
This is where we shall take Ann. This is Pendekezo Letu centre.
-She will be going this March.
And this will be the classroom, and this will be her teacher.
-There's a uniform?
-Yes, there's a uniform.
I want to show you this, Ann.
-They are having fun. Girls are having fun.
-Yes, dance lessons.
Thanks to the money you give to Sport Relief,
girls like Ann can go to school
and their families can be helped to find work outside the quarry.
But there are thousands more like her that need your help.
£5 could help a girl in Kenya
go to school for a fortnight.
£10 could provide her with education for a month.
-I'm feeling a bit more positive today, you know?
Like I've broken the back of it. Like I'm coming home.
HOOTER BLARES Thank you!
That's my girl! Come on, Davina!
But as she heads south on the 90-mile cycle to Birmingham,
the wind and rain make an unwelcome return.
-You got to love the wind!
-I'm trying really hard to love the wind.
-I Love it.
-I love the wind!
# I love the wind... #
And after an enforced detour around
a flooded lane, Greg makes a call.
Good work. Good work.
We're not quite at the endpoint,
because of a big detour we had to do because of the flooding
and the weather, we put about eight miles on extra in the middle,
so she's hit her 90-mile target, 90 miles done. End of the day.
I'm going to get her back to the hotel and get some recovery,
cos she's got a very big day tomorrow.
Today's cycle begins in Birmingham,
and little does Davina realise she'll be having a very special
breakfast in bed before she sets off.
She needs carbs, she needs fat, she needs calories,
that's what she's going to get.
-Room service. Hello!
Mel Giedroyc has brought more than just the full English.
Maybe this will help.
I've baked some Windermere biscuits.
Is that cold? Is that me...?
I'm afraid one of the arms fell off.
That's what happens when you've got hypothermia!
Oh, hang on. Weather, weather, weather.
-Drier and calmer!
Drier and calmer.
The trees are not even remotely moving at the moment.
-Sorry to just open the window. Sorry.
So, it looks like Mel's brought the sun with her
for the start of the 115-mile ride to Windsor Castle.
-20mph on the flat.
-It's so nice.
-Yesterday, it was six with that wind.
Woo! We love the downhill!
SHOUTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
They approach Stratford with Mel close on their heels.
Come on, Davina!
We're in Shakespeare's home town.
Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well.
Nearly there, Davina. Once more into the breach,
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
-You look really strong.
The sun was out, thank God. There's blue sky, the mood was...good.
And she's strong!
-This is the Chilterns.
-You know you're really close to home now.
Basically, the other side of that is London.
The positive mood continues as there is more surprise support
waiting at the next pitstop.
Where is she? Come on!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Oh, my God! You've got to be kidding me! Oh, my God!
Today is amazing.
But if it had been like this on the other days,
then it wouldn't have been as much of a challenge.
-And today wouldn't be as amazing.
-Today wouldn't be as amazing.
But those seriously tough first days mean Davina needs physio work
every single time she stops, now.
Watch this. What are you doing? Feel... Feel this.
Feel my leg, feel my knee.
-My knee's getting iced.
-He's got icy water in here.
Never seen anything like it. Never seen anything like it.
I imagine every time she reaches breaking point,
and that's been a few times, she's thinking of the women
in Kenya who she's helping and she somehow digs deep.
I don't know how she does it, and she keeps going.
Patched up, Davina sets off. This is the final cycle leg of her journey.
After almost six days and over 450 miles,
tomorrow will be the last day of the challenge.
But there's still 20 miles to go before Windsor,
and joining her is Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis.
This is...the last bit of cycling that I'm doing on this challenge.
-I can't believe it. Tell me if you're all right with the speed.
-I'm going at your speed.
-I might pick up cos it's quite flat.
Windsor, here we come.
-Windsor, here we come.
Oh, my God! That's so good!
SHOUTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
You've been amazing.
She's got a mental strength which is
so extraordinary for someone who's a non-athlete.
She's been at some very, very low points over the last week,
but today, she's found renewed energy. It's incredible. It really is.
True Olympic spirit.
-Good morning, Davina McCall!
You're running a marathon today.
I'm running a bit more than a marathon, actually. I'm going home.
She's going home!
Davina is literally changing the lives of people,
and you can help, too. If you've been listening this week
and been moved, and you've loved hearing from Davina,
I know a lot of you have, just go on the website and give what you can.
And thank you if you already have, you're amazing!
But Davina's got mixed emotions
as the last day of the challenge is about to start.
I feel really sad that it's going to be over, but I'd probably do it...
all again because I've just loved the people and the team and...
Is that stupid?
She's still got to get to the end, and it's still a marathon.
For somebody who didn't start running until five weeks ago.
The marathon will kick off from Windsor Castle, where Jo Brand
is waiting to give her a lift.
I'm just here to shout encouragement.
The last bit's always the hardest. I think she's absolutely exhausted.
I certainly would be. So anything I can do to help, I will do.
-We're off! See you later.
Right, I'm off! Ta-ra!
Oh, hi, Jo!
-Sorry I'm doing this.
-No, I like it.
-Oh, hello, you!
-How are you? You all right?
Let's go to the pub! I know it's only 7:30, but, you know...
Extraordinary circumstances, and all that.
You're going to be Dame after this, definitely. I've had a word.
I think it's quite good, that alliteration - Dame Davina.
Come on, Davina! You can do it!
Come on, Davina!
Not far to go, now.
Waiting at the pit stop,
there are more famous faces to help her on her way.
We were getting so much support on the text, and so much love,
and people speaking to her in the day on the radio were coming
up to me in the street and being like, "We love Davina,
"we really want to be behind her, and we really want to...
"Send our love to her." So I thought I'd come
and rep that love that is being passed through the radio to me.
APPLAUSE Bye, Batman.
And one of Davina's friends is finally going to get her away.
I have, for the last five, six, seven years, tried to get Davina
to come running with me and she has refused,
always said, "I just can't run, I'd love to, but I can't run."
And then she throws this one at me.
Amazing! Amazing! You are amazing!
I can't imagine doing this, what Davina's doing now,
seven days in a row, it's astonishing.
Oh, my God! Are you kidding me?
Davina came in and she was all, like, lively and bubbly,
I just couldn't believe it. I'd just be dead on my feet.
We've got 20 minutes, guys, yeah?
But behind the scenes, Davina is in increasing pain.
SHE GROANS AND SIGHS
I'm always sort of strong and just trying to keep it together and...
-And it's like, it's opened the floodgates, this exercise.
It's quite intense.
And what's intense as well is, we're almost there, mate.
-500 miles, and we've only got seven to go.
And with a little help from her friends, Davina is digging deep.
-Do you know what my running songs were?
-So, I go...
One, two, three, four.
And then I go... One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
ALL: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
As they finally arrive in Central London, it's time for Sophie and
the others to leave Davina to the final leg of this epic challenge.
She's within just two miles of the finish line,
where husband Matthew is waiting.
Oh! Thanks, mate.
In a few minutes, she will run past St Paul's Cathedral,
over the Millennium Bridge,
to where her week-long challenge will be over.
-She overcame the weather, which is absolutely extraordinary.
Cos they threw everything that they could.
Oh, God! My hip.
I can do it.
It's just uphill.
The end is in sight.
SHE GROANS Come on!
Come on! Come on.
After 500 hard miles of tears, laughter,
and sheer determination, Davina has made it.
Davina McCall, everyone! Go on, give it all you've got!
How are you feeling, madam?
-I... I can't believe it was me!
-It was you! It was you!
I've just got to stop crying!
She was in a lot of pain at every single step, but she's done it,
and I knew she would. She's been just incredible, brilliant.
MUSIC: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Hugely impressed, and I'm doing it next year....
Yeah, I don't think she'll ever walk properly again.
And you can still make a donation right now.
# Because I'm happy... #
Greg! Greg! No, come here, right now!
# Clap along if you feel like
# That's what you want to do
-# Here come bad news Talking this and that.
-# Well, gimme all you got Don't hold it back.
# I should probably warn ya I'll be just fine... #
Documentary telling the inside story of Davina McCall's challenge to raise money for Sport Relief, with exclusive behind the scenes access. The film follows Davina through highs and lows as she swims, cycles and runs from Edinburgh to London - 500 miles in 7 days. Davina's husband, her parents and best friend provide a unique insight into Davina's battle to overcome the toughest Sport Relief challenge yet.
Spending 17 hours on the bike on the first day alone, Davina fights extreme fatigue and fearsome weather conditions. And on day three Davina faces her biggest personal challenge - an open water swim across Lake Windermere. The dramatic scenes of Davina being carried out of the water became headline news. This film shows the behind the scenes preparation and aftermath, as Davina recovers and is able to get back on the bike an hour later.
Taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK - from the highest peak, Scafell Pike, to the Pennine Way and the Windsor Long Walk - this is the true story of one woman's triumph and determination to raise much-needed money for causes so close to her heart.