The biggest ever Sport Relief reaches a climax as the nation goes the extra mile by taking part in the Sport Relief Mile, with Alex Jones, Matt Baker and John Inverdale.
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Since 2004, the United Kingdom has come together. To enjoy a unique
event. And to help change people's lives.
Hundreds of you have gone the distance. 2012 is a year of true
celebration. It's the biggest year in sporting history. By going that
extra mile, you can play your part. Years of training. Years of
sacrifice. You don't need them for this - it's the Sport Relief Mile
and everyone can join in, in any way that they like. For the first
time, one million people across the weekend are united.
For the biggest ever Sport Relief Mile. So, get ready. To hit the
ground running. This is Sport Relief 2012, The Mile Show.
Hello, welcome from The Mile Show, with Matt Baker. And Alex Jones.
And hundreds and thousands of you doing your bit. We are live, slap,
bang in the middle of the mal. Just look out there. It is incredible.
have just seen a banana, a runner bean. A whole superhero family.
There was a Where's Wally. And four lads dressed as JLS. This year's
Sport Relief Mile is bigger than ever before. One million people are
taking part, in 700 events across the UK. It is the best by miles.
This is miles better. Nice! My puns will be a running gag though!
sweat, as long as we can last the distance. It's a marathon, not a
sprint. As well as all the action from around the country we'll have
Strictly stars competing like never before. Here is who else is coming
up on today's show. JLS.
, Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Kelly Holmes. David Walliams.
And Olly Murs will be performing. That to look forward to. The
weekend sprinted off the starting blocks on Friday night with some
record-breaking moments. Not only does Freddie Flintoff hold the
record for most lemons caught being blindfolded... He tried to duck
tape Alex to the wall. I was too heavy for. That you at home outdid
yourselves, smashing the previous total and raising a phenomenal
�50,447,197 by the end of Friday night's show. Thank you. An
incredible amount. We are still counting the cash. Well, we aren't,
but somebody somewhere is. We will reveal the total at the end of the
programme. Stay with us. Matt and I need help from... John Inverdale,
we have Helen Skelton and Jenni Falconer. First over to John, who
is out on the Mall. Where are you? Horse guard's parade and the Mall
itself. Thousands of people have gone past us already. Thousands
more are waiting to go. Lots of big names on the starting line. We will
talk to them during the course of the programme. From London, to
Manchester and the most super woman in the whole world, Helen Skelton.
Hello and welcome to Manchester. We might not have Buckingham Palace,
but we do match you for atmosphere. Can't we? We are going to be
rolling out the Sport Relief red carpet for the legend that is John
Bishop. We have a special performance from Olly Murs. Now to
Jenni Falconer in Glasgow. Greetings! We are here in the heart
of the city. The place is filling up. I have even seen some Daleks
run past. This weekend, over one million people will have run the
mile aRoss the UK. Thousands of them in Scotland alone. So, thank
you for your support. We'll see you shortly. For now, back to the Mall.
It is sunny everywhere, isn't it? Yes. We will show you what has been
happening at the other Sport Relief Miles across the country. We will
We will be busy this afternoon! On all the courses you can choose
to do one, three or six miles. Whatever your distance, thank you
so much for rising to the challenge. Whether you are doing the mile
today or want to wish somebody good luck with theirs, please get in
contact wus. We might be able to read -- us. We might be able to
read your message out on air. quick taster of how the country has
gone the extra mile. We have medals. We are joined by Steve Cram. Alex,
John and I were the first out of A mile was actually harder than we
thought. I have to say! Soon JLS will join us. First, it is time to
find out more about what is happening here in London. Over to
John. We are here on the Mall. A huge
amount of history here, but a great sporting pedigree. Here, four weeks
today bodys will be all over the place at the end of the London
Marathon. The Mall is the epicentre for the Olympic marathon at the end
of this year. Here's Steve Cram. Thank you. John is standing down
there at the junction of Horse Guard's and the Mall. This is where
the beach volleyball will be held during the Olympic Games. They turn,
if they look over their right shoulder they will get a great view
of Admiralty Arch, looking resplendent today. Up to Buckingham
Palace they go. At the far end they will be able to see in the sunlight
the Queen Victoria memorial. That will be their turn around point.
They turn back on themselves. Maybe give a wave to somebody, you never
know, who might be watching in Buckingham Palace. They are 300
metres from the finishing point. They will look wonderful when they
get there. I am sure! With me I have two serious
Olympians. One from the USA, Ed Moses and for you it could be the
defining moment of your life, couldn't it? That is a great
introduction. Now you have my heart racing. Thank you. I appreciate
that. A great year for Phillips in his own country. You won a gold in
1984. How much more rewarding was it to win a medal in those
circumstances? The stadium held 100,000 people. Your people will be
behind you. There'll be no greater feeler than there is to win.
are not running, are you? No, not this year. I have a great event
coming up later this year. I have to take my hat off and bow to
everyone participating today. It is a great occasion. Luckily we have
been blessed with great weather. It's all going towards a great
course. Absolutely. Thank you. Back to the studio. We will join John
later with some very exciting mileers. First, it is time to
welcome four superstars who could not have done more. It is hard to
hear ourselves think at the moment because of all the screams. They
have been out to Uganda to see how the money you have donated will be
spent. They have organised a concert in aid of Sport Relief. As
the 2012 official single is down to them, they wrote the theme tune,
sang the theme tune. OMG - it's JLS!
How are you? All right. We cannot hear ourselves think. We have some
fruit for you. A very good effort. Did you pass
the finish line together? Were you competitive? We were supposed to.
He thought... He was speeding up. I sped up. When we went out to do our
mile, there was me, Steve Cram, John Inverdale and we were looking
to see who was breaking sweat first. Were you doing that? Not really.
It's one mile. We are on tour. Our tour is two hours of a workout. To
do a moil this morning, I would not say it is easy, but it was not like
a fulmar rathon. It makes you re-- -- Like a full marathon. It makes
you respect the people doing six miles. You are responsible for the
official single. How did that come about? We always wanted to work
alongside Sport Relief. The girls are singing!
What have I done? We thought that Proud would work alongside Sport
Relief. We shot the video at Wembley. We had three Olympians in
the video. It went well. It is for a fantastic cause. What difference
will it make? A massive difference. We have seen first-hand, not
everyone gets to see that side of thing - that is a reason I wanted
to go out there to make a film. People can see how their money can
help to change. You think of the people and the families they met
over there, if they could see what's going on here today. It is
amazing when people get together for great causes. We go to Uganda,
we went to a boxing club in Hackney to see what Sport Relief does for
people in our country as well as outside of the country. It is
amazing. So many people come together for such a great cause.
We'll let you get back to your fans. Good luck getting out of here. The
nation is well and truly proud of you.
Of course JLS are not the only famous faces to have gone the extra
mile for Sport Relief this year. No. They have done most of it. On
Friday night they joined forces to show us how they have done their
bit. There was the time I put on a red
Are you ready? Good evening. Tonight, you can change lives.
Steam lined, truly a wonder. I am a little nervous, it is true to say.
It's a spectacle you can't miss. List en Cowell!
-- listen Cowell! Have you got anything more exciting
than that? That is just beyond anything I
It's been a cracking year. It really has. David Walliams will be
here, with a truly inspiring story. In Manchester, Olly Murs will have
a sing. I can't wait. Now the time for our first live mile star. Back
over to John and I am told some famous faces.
Some favourite faces. David Tennant and Sarah Hadlan. A lot of people
saw Miranda and Goran together, are they still an item? It is the start
of a tall friendship. Are you a runner? I can be fast if I need to
be. It is not something... No, I don't know how it will go. So long
as I can beat Sarah - that's all I care about. Thank you for being
here. As we head towards the first live mile today, we welcome double
Olympic champion Kelly Holmes. I must ask you a question, everyone
remembers you in Trafalgar Square - here we are 120 days until the
Imagine the buzz that will happen at the Olympic Games. Are you
ready? I'm ready. Are you lot lot ready? You can count us down, Kelly.
So away they go. It has been a marvellous day already in London.
Beautiful weather welcoming almost 30,000 people.
They have been set off in a series of ways, making an almost
continuous flow since about 10am this morning and they have come
from very close and for many miles away to come and take part in what
is rapidly becoming one of the great daysI was going to say in the
sporting calendar, it is not really about sport, it is Sport Relief.
Run if you want to, but there are plenty of people here just walking
and taking their time and even pushing a pushchair making sure
they get to the finish line. A great sight. There is plenty of
celebrities out there as well. I just see some familiar faces. Spot
Cheers, Steve. Here they are. Some have got off to
a flying start. Pace yourselves, there is a long way to go! People
have made sacrifices in the name of Sport Relief, but what is coming up
is beyond the call of duty. To reveal all, it is over to Alex who
I am at track side where some events can only be described as
unique. In an Olympic year it seems fitting that we honour the sport
which hold are our own special trials, the pride of winning is all
that's at stake. You can't have failed to notice that the Sport
Relief is a pantomime horse so we thought, well can be better than a
panto horse race? But wait because these aren't any old panto panto
horses. ALL: Oh yes, they are.
No, they are not. Our first horse is called Eastend. It is Matt and
Tony. We are feeling ready and fit to horse it.
You must be glad that all the training at drama school hasn't
gone to waste. Neigh! Have you been in training for this
horse? For this race? Look at this beauty.
Are you confident, Mel? Well, you know, there is tough competition
today, but we have had our sugar lumps! So we are all revved up and
ready to go. Good luck, girls.
The only only thing we know about our final horse is that nobody
knows anything about it. It is not as bright as the others so we're
calling it the dark horse. The rules are simple, the first past
the post wins. If the horses are ready, I think they are. Edith, get
in. Three, two, one - off you go! Rumours are flying around the
paddock as who is the identity of the dark horse. What is happening
here? It is the East Enders horse. He is winning it. Well done, Tony
Tony and Matt. The dark horse, despite being the
pre-race favourite, didn't live up to expectations. It was the boys
from EastEnders. They got off to a cracking start. In In fact, they
won it at a cantor. These two just not getting it
together at all. EastEnders out in front.
I don't think we're going to need a photo finish for that one though!
We know who won, the Moon boys, and girls, but Edith is desperate to
get on the back of the dark horse. Edith, can you get up?
Up. No, she can't. But who is? Who is the dark horse? The answer is,
well first of all, who is the front end of the dark horse and it is...
Hello. It is our greatest ever Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave.
we win? Did we win? Who is at the back? James Cracknell.
Did you have much of a debate debate about who was going to be
the front or the back? The person who turned up last ended up at the
back. You didn't win. You are losers. You
two are losers. Do we get a medal? No, you don't
get a medal. Listen congratulations guys, thanks for taking part and
well done to the EastEnders team who are the panto horse champions
of 2012. I want to see that again!
The Moon Brothers winning it. No animals were harmed in the making
of that item! A few celebs might feel bruised. It is in the name of
Sport Relief so thank you to everybody who has been helping to
raise money. Over the past few weeks many more mile related events
have been taking place. Some you might call amazing, others might
give our horse race a run for its money!
You don't just have to run or walk the mile, there are plenty of ways
to complete 1,760 yards. A group of ice skaters decided to turn their
mile into a figure of eight. It wasn't hard. You have got to
make sure you don't crash. We're here to do the free run mile.
We wanted to get involved and doing the free run mile is a good way to
do that. Over at Westminster, the MPs joined
forces to do their bit. APPLAUSE
You don't just have to run a mile, you can jump, dance, swim.
These two opted for a nautical challenge with a difference.
We are going to go underwater in a tank. Oh no, there is sharks.
Don't mention the S word! Divers had completed part of the
mile so it was left to our novice divers to avoid the sharks and
complete the task. Hampshire cricket club did their mile
vertically. I am afraid of heights. Now I have
done seven or eight lengths. That's what it is all about, people
getting out of their comfort zones and embracing different challenges.
Those good sports at Radio 1 were up to more mile miss chef,
involving a treadmill in the Live A mile up a climbing wall when you
are frightened of heights. Viewers of the One Show will know
we have been holding our Sport Relief show.
The The One Show One Thousand where 1,000 viewers have been taking part
in a relay from Scotland to the Mall.
They are due at some point! We don't know when, with you we
will keep you updated with their progress. Hopefully it is shortly.
Hopefully. Later on sporting royalty will be here in the shape
of Steve Redgrave and Kelly Holmes and Strictly stars will be
competing as you never seen them before.
You wouldn't want to miss that. I have seen Ann Widdecombe in many
positions, but this is something else!
Before that, let's catch up with Jenni Falconer and our fellow
milers live in Glasgow. Now, it is a gorgeous sunny day in
Glasgow. Perfect weather for doing the mile. Look at these people
getting ready to start. They have been hopping, skipping, running and
walking around because it is the taking part that counts. I am going
to be taking part myself in just a second. I will be along with these
two familiar faces, please welcome Duncan and Claire. You have been
involved in Sport Relief before, but have you ever done the mile?
Never. I can't tell you how forward I am looking to joining my
Glaswegians who are beautifully co- ordinated doing the warm up. I know
it is not a race, we know it is not a race, but we don't want to be
last. But Duncan is fit so you probably
won't be last? I played a game on Friday night so I wouldn't be
setting the pace too fast. As long as I put a reasonable time in, I
will be happy. Are these excuses already? Yeah,
definitely. The gorgeous thing about the mile,
as you say, you can walk it, jump it, skip it, do the hokey-cokey and
I have seen ladies who lunch in their killer heels sauntering
around. I saw them and I was impressed. It
is for a great cause as well. How do you feel about being involved
with Sport Relief? Yeah, it is fantastic to have an opportunity to
represent rugby. It is Sport Relief and not only does it help people
across the world, but here in Scotland. It is brilliant that I
have got the chance to represent rugby and we can see how many
people have came out to support it. I will be running you with in a
minute. Last month Lorraine Kelly Kelly helped with a project in
Scotland. She wanted to highlight that the money doesn't just help
people overseas, but people right here on your doorstep. Look at how
I have come to Arbroath to meet this family who are looking forward
to running the Sport Relief Mile. TJ and generals Jenson have a
special brother. Three-year-old Kane has a rare genetic condition.
He doesn't understand potential dangers. With three young children
and with a husband serving in the Army, mum, Sam, has a lot on her
Army, mum, Sam, has a lot on her plate.
He has got things out of the oven when they are red hot. He has
fallen down the stairs. He has dislocated his elbow and we have
not known about it. He has a physical disability and because you
can't see that, you think it is a naughty child. He He isn't, he is a
lovely little boy.. How has his illness affected family
life? We are up throughout the night with him and everything. It
is very hard. Even tougher for Sam is that her
husband has been deployed to Afghanistan, making it more
difficult for her and her boys. depend on them and I think I depend
on them too much. I'm on at them to watch Keane. He has got building
blocks and we like to build whatever we can and we will count
to five and then he will knock it down.
We just love playing with him. TJ and Jenson spending most of
their time looking after Keane, they don't get the chance to be
normal teenagers. They should be out enjoying
themselves and everything and I feel like I'm keeping them in.
At the Sport Relief Ang Ang glus Carers, the brothers can receive
help and support. I really enjoy it because you get
to meet new people. The pro jeblingt, it is -- project, it is
fantastic. I can't wish for a better support network for the boys.
So why have you decided to run this Sport Relief Mile? Because they
have helped TJ and Jenson dramatically and ourselves as a
family. We just want to give something back to Sport Relief and
projects like ang Angus Young Now we are at the start line and
I'm with the family. John, welcome back. Thank you very much, it is
great to be back. TJ and generalsor are saying --
Jenson are saying they are going to sprint around this because they do
cross-country. Sam, you have got the family and
Keane as well. You have got the family here. How important is it to
be doing this today? It is very important especially for projects
like Angus Young Carers because they have helped us a lot and it is
very important to the family that we do it.
And you are supporting Sport Relief by doing the mile. Have you been
training? No. Running around after Keane, that's my training.
It doesn't matter what pace you do it today, as long as you enjoy.
Have you got a time? About nine minutes.
Have you ever seen such an amazing turnout in Glasgow? Never. First
time in Glasgow, never. Well, we saw Lorraine was with you
when she came to visit you, she can't be here today. Lorraine, I
know that you are watching, so we hope that you get well very, very
soon. Now, are you ready? Yes.
Milers, are you all ready? ALL: Yes.
I can't run with a microphone in my hands. I'm going to hand this over
and I'm going to pass over to the starter who is going to count us
down. Are you ready over there? OK, I will see you later.
I will see you later. Five, four, three, two, one.
There goes Jenni and everybody in Glasgow. George Square is the scene
on a rather beautiful day up there. There is so many people turning out
and of course, Glasgow, like London, planning for something big. A
couple of years for them. The Commonwealth Games being held in
2014 in Glasgow and they are proud of that. I am sure they are proud
of the turnout that they are managing to show us today. Fancy
dress all over the place and just It was so nice to see all the
families doing it together. Super. Thanks to everyone who has taken
part in the Sport Relief Mile today. They are happening all over the
country. In order to find out how you are going the distance, it's
off to Leeds, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Norwich for some family fun.
Welcome to Leeds, where it is a family thing. Everyone is here from
grans to tiny tots, they are going the extra mile.
There are some serious lunatics out today. We have scary clowns - there
is everything out there today for a good cause. And you've got us!
The one and only superbike champion James, pianist and runner, which
are you best at? Biking. I thought I better get good at something else.
You are running six miles? It is one, three or six and I am doing
the London Marathon in April. This is a warm-up. That is why I am
doing six. I think you've done all right!
D Welcome to Plymouth, where the weather is absolutely gorgeous. We
must have one of the most picturesque miles in the country.
You go, Plymouth! It makes a massive difference. I
want to get into sport myself after my injury. I am quite fortunate to
have this opportunity. So many aren't. If I can do my bit and make
a change for them, then it is well Well, we are in Edinburgh's Royal
Mile, slap, bang in the middle of the old town. I could give you lots
of facts and figures - it is beautiful. All the families taking
part are going from the start all What a wonderful day it's been here
in Scotland's capital. 4,000 people going that extra mile for Sports
Relief. A fantastic, wonderful achievement for everyone here and
the sun's shining. What could be There goes another wave - a great
family day out in Norwich. Thousands of people, raises
thousands of pounds for Sport Relief. Is there family rival here?
Absolutely not, but I'll be the winner. Are you not tempted to run?
No. No. I am a sum mo wrestler for Sutton Coldfield.
Son in law, grandson. You are first across the finishing line? I am
number one in Norwich. It is more fun when we're all
together. We are all close friends. For people who need it. Yeah!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you for doing your mile.... For Sport Relief. Thank you for
doing your mile.... For Sport Relief.
Thank you. Thank you, indeed. We love a mile in Britain. Just doing
that mile. They know how to enjoy themselves in Norwich. Everyone is
doing the mile to raise money for Sport Relief. If you have been
sponsored - brilliant. Don't forget to pay in the money - very
important. Details are on the website:
If you have not done it yet and would like to, the easiest way is
by text message. Very simple, text "sport" to 70005. Sport Relief will
get �5. It is as easy as that. Texts cost �5. Plus your standard
message network charge. The whole �5 will go to Sport Relief. You
must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission.
back to a lady who has gone above and beyond for Sport Relief... Well
below as she took on the Antarctic for her journey. We are off to
Helen Skelton, to r the latest live I am surrounded by a very excitable
group of milers. I am the only thing between them and Olly Murs.
He is not helping here. I feel I am about to be trampled. Are you
excited? The Manchester Sport Relief Mile is peppered with
celebrities. One guy who recently urged his legendary status is John
Bishop. He had a chat before he completed his sport mile. You
raised over �3 million by cycling, running and rowing from London to
Paris. Did you think you would raise that money? I got the first
figure in the boat, which was �250,000. That is all I was after
any way. It built up. The momentum was beyond anything I could have
thought of. People donated that because they saw you suffer. People
talked about you having a stress fracture. Was that TV, or did you
suffer? My achillies were hurting. The pressure was on my foot. It was
my right shin. They thought it was a stress fracture where it was. If
I did another day it would have gone. There was splints and a
ruptured muscle. The next Sport Relief will be torture. Who ever
does - whatever anyone does next - it's got to hurt them. I am
switching my phone off! Even at the start when you were
cycling, there was a bit when Greg said, you have two hours to go. You
looked at the fall. I thought you were going to cry. I know, I know
because it was the momentum. I knew it would run on to the next day and
it would run on to the next day and the next day and the next day. What
people need to understand is it's for real. There's no short cut, is
there? They will not let you take a short cut. They will not say, look,
for the cameras we will pretend you are running, get in the car and
drive ten miles. I know they won't because I kept on suggesting it. It
is like when you did your thing in the South Pole. You are in the
middle of nowhere. You are not allowed to cheat. Either in your
own head or with them. The suffering and the pain is real,
really. I was jealous you had people clapping you along? There
was no polar bears going "Go on Helen?" You had support from people
like Denise. When we got in the boat, we were pulling out. It was
great for the first couple of hours. Halfway through, as everyone saw in
the documentary, I was completely gone until they gave me the
medication and the fluids to get going again. They were immense.
They were brilliant by pulling me through it. You were laughing and
smiling. Have you recovered? Just about. I was on crutches for a week.
I had various swellings the week after. Now it all just hurts.
he was on crutches, it still hurts and we will send you off to do the
Sport Relief Mile. Go and enjoy the mile. I don't know about enjoy!
I'll go and do it. For those worried about John, don't worry, he
was fine. He left here smiling. No crutches were involved. He had a
possible fracture. I spent a couple of months in Antarctica and David
Walliams swam the equivalent of the Channel every day. Do you think the
hurt will match up to that? As far as I am concerned, yeah. We have
you guys here and you have agreed to take part in the "shirt of
hurt." This started with Danny Baker, he persuaded people to put
on a shirt which belongs to a rival team. I will whip it on and off.
will be the quickest mile we ever co-. -- do. Will it make you run
fast? In an Everton shirt, I am sure I will go really slow. Do we
get to keep it? Do you want to? Michael is a Man United fan. You is
a to put on a Man City shirt. thop there are not many cameras out
-- hope there are not many cameras out there. It is great. I can get
it sweaty as well. How good is that? OK guys. It's stinging a
little bit. Any football fans will know this is not a pleasant
experience. You don't look comfortable. Over to the start
line.... You are not running until 3.45pm. You will just is a -- have
to stand in this. Sport Relief funds projects all over the world
and plenty here in the UK. You probably don't realise that some of
the projects your money benefits are right on your door step. We
sent Olly Murs along to a charity in Manchester.
Many of our milers have first-hand experience of the projects
supported by Sport Relief. I've come to Manchester to meet Neil.
had post traumatic stress. The symptoms are you very angry very
easily. Bad dreams, nightmares. There were days where I would not
get dressed. I would stay in, kaurtains closed. I would shut out
the -- curtains closed. I would shut out the world. My partner said
you should get in touch with somebody. I picked up the phone to
Combat Stress. They reach out to communities
across the country. I hope you guys can understand my Essex accent?
They support veterans like Neil suffering mental health issues. How
has combat stress changed your life? It's like walking alone
through a pitch black maze. They give you a map and you find your
way out. We learn things, from this type of a group, it has given me
the tools to be able to cope with my condition. And saved our
marriage. And saved our marriage. It is marriage guidance. Your money
has helped Combat Stress - it aims to encourage more families and
veterans to get help and keep the issues of a veteran's health firmly
in the eye of the general public. Now, Neil and I have the Manchester
Sport Relief Mile on our minds. We have the one-mile run. Are you
looking forward to that? In the Army you have to do a mile-and-a-
half in seven minutes 30 seconds. If we go... Ten minutes. That's not
too bad. Why are you doing it? doing it to raise awareness and
also to beat you. To beat me! He wants to beat me. Competitive. If
that's how you want to be... I'm Here they are with us now, it's
Olly and Neil. Do you normally get this many girls
following you around, Neil? All the time! You two looked competitive at
the end of that, but you are looking best of friends now. Are
you going to race or run together? Run together. Neil's been
practicing. You have been doing a mile in....? 10.36. Are you two
pretending you are friend and Murs will push you at the end? 100%.
long? I predict seven. You do run? I haven't tone one for two months.
I am not sure how I will be. It is for a great cause. I met Neil at
Combat Stress. I had a great day with the guys. I know where this
money is going. I am determined to do a good mile. Anybody who has
visited a project knows the money makes a difference. There are
people here with a good fancy dress costume on. Did you fancy wearing
an outfit. We wanted to do the Smurfs, but the BBC wouldn't let
Enjoy the mile. See you later on. It is difficult to do anything when
you have got Olly Murs because he stretches and wiggling and getting
these girls into a frenzy. Now over here, look at this, Anthony Cotton
from Coronation Street. Who is this? We are doing the mile
together. We are going to walk. Who needs Olly Murs when you have
got the dog. I want to you step aside. I don't want Taxi to get
stood on. Everybody join me for the countdown. Five, four, three, two,
one. Away they go in Manchester - well
they haven't quite started. Helen thinks they have started. It
doesn't look like they are ready to go. Everybody coming together and
A good effort from Steve Cram come men men tating on people standing.
Olly Murs thinks he is going to do it in 7 minutes, that's fast!
Our next guests have always been great ambassadors for British sport
and Sport Relief and between them they have more gold medals than you
can shake an Olympic torch at! Please be upstanding for the king
and queen of - it is OK. Technically, sir and dame. Sit up
straight, Matt. Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Kelly
Holmes. Kelly, you have been out there,
waving off some milers. What's the atmosphere like? It is incredible.
It is constant. There is not a stop or let-up in it. It is great to see
families together, young, old, cats, dogs, bears, whatever it is!
You haven't done your mile yet, have you? I haven't. I have got a
knee injury, but I'm going to find a baby in a buggy and have a jog
around. Kelly will get around, there is no doubt about that.
We haven't had the medal presentation yet. Out of all the
medals you have, out of all the competitions. It is silver. You
just want to get the Union Flag, there we are, Steve Redgrave.
And the anthem. We have to congratulate you on for
your lifetime award. You said that the idea for Sport Relief came up
in your lounge. Can you clarify, is this the truth? It is true. Kevin
Cahill is the Chief Executive of Sport Relief and we used to have
sporting challenges in the Red Nose Day and it was every other year and
he thought why don't we get sports people together and do that? He
came around to my house and this was before I I went off to Sydney
in 2000 and now seeing where it has gone to and the money raised on
Friday night. It is incredible. You must feel proud? I have played
a very small part. I am one of the trustees and helping where the
money goes and seeing the projects. I turned 50 on Friday so I wasn't
in the studios on Friday night, but when you are seeing the programme
and I watched most of it on the evening and you are seeing the
documentaries made up and I have been to some of those places, it
really does tug on your heart and the British public is fantastic at
getting behind and raising the money that's really going to save
people's lives. And getting in the mood for the
Olympics that's coming up. We have got loads of young hopefuls for the
Olympics in the future. There is a few that might get signed up the
way they are going around today. I have some of my athletes
competing today. This is great for them. This is actually a day off
for them to, come and run the mile, you know.
The whole year of sport, you know, Great Britain is just ramping up
for just unbelievable energy, you know, with this the jubilee.
If this is a sign of things to come, it is a great start.
And the weather is going to be like this the whole year
Kelly, you have got to go and do your mile. Thank you both.
Pleasure. Good luck finding a a pram and many
congratulations for your 50th. It is time to clock up the miles as
we see what is happening around the rest of the country with a trip to
I'm Suzie Perry and welcome to the Birmingham Sport Relief Mile. What
are your names? Emily. ? India.
Jenny. Are you raising money for Sport
Relief? About �50 to �60. Oh, that's tremendous.
This is a very novel idea. Hose idea was it? We thought of a three-
legged race and we thought we would Congratulations. There is your
Sport Relief medal. There you go. Thank you.
Well, what a glorious morning it has been in Birmingham. Great fun
and most importantly, some good Welcome to Belfast. We have got
people here of all ages, of all sizes, of all heights and we're
getting ready to run! It is amazing to be here. I'm very
excited about going for a nice excited about going for a nice
We've always done it as a family and since he was a tiny baby and we
just love doing it every year. It is great to be able to get out
here today and join everybody for Boys, come on, push, push!
Thank you very much. Thank you. Whether you are six or you are 66,
They are doing it Bristol fashion, This is Bristol at its best.
Everybody out on the streets doing Thank you. Thank you so much.
For pulling your Sport Relief socks up. And doing the Sport Relief Mile.
Thank you for pulling your Sport Relief socks up.
And doing the Sport Relief Mile. Well done. Brave.
Bravo. It is time to head back to our fun-
You join me now for what can only be described as surreal. We all
know and love Strictly Come Dancing and this year's Sport Relief
brought us the special Strictly Underwater. Here we thought, "How
could we take it to the next level?" We spent minutes thinking
about it and came up with Strictly Three-legged. Our first competitors
are Ann Widdecombe and her leg partner, Anton bu beck.
-- due beck. Her leg partner? Could you not come
up with a better title? No doubt routine has got a good routine.
We have swimmer Mark Foster and Natalie. You have a bit of a height
advantage? It doesn't count for anything when you fall on the
floor! Give them a head start, maybe.
We will. We have a tail here. All right. Good luck. Good luck.
The rules are simple. First across the finishing lines wins, well
nothing. There is no prize, just a warm fuzzy feeling that you came
first. If you are ready to leg it, first. If you are ready to leg it,
on your marks, away you go. Mark and Natalie with a leg length
advantage and Ann and Anton normally well, a steward's inquiry.
Ann and Anton demonstrating slow motion in real-time here! But you
have to say that this is still a close race here and the fact that
they have remained tight together. Oh, look, referee. What's going on
here? A real departure from the rules!
They win it! However, did they stick to the
rules? I suspect not!
Well, well done all of them. It was a close race again and a lot of fun.
But these two got it wrong early on, didn't they? They look together
mind, it is all about synchronisation and fancy foodwork,
but it was these two who improvised. Watch this, quick thinking and that
shows real upper body strength from Anton there. Well done!
Determination all the way. And a The judges have called it as a tie,
but I thought you won? I thought we Well, it is not only celebrities
that have been limbering up for Sport Relief, actual royalty has
been flying the flag for the mile and pounding the pavements overseas,
over 40 countries have hosted mile events this year and a local lad,
The hot Flamingo Beach was the venue for the Sport Relief Mile.
Hundreds of of people came to take part along with a special guest.
Three, two, one. After officially starting the event,
it didn't take long for Prince Harry to get into his stride.
Even Prince William put in a surprise appearance as Prince Harry
wore a facemask of his brother for part of the run.
Despite the heat, Prince Harry breezed home in an impressive
eight-and-a-half minutes. Our Prince Charming led the way for
thousands of Sport Relief Milers around the world who joined in the
fun, thanks to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for organising
miles in over 40 countries. The money raised goes directly to local
charities. The Sport Relief Mile has captured the imagination all
over the world. Sport Relief.
For miles around the world, you can probably see there are thousands of
people who are about to take part in the next mile on the Mall. For
some doing a mile isn't enough and we have had the home nations
challenge with a load of sports stars and celebrities from England,
Wales and from Scotland and from Northern Ireland who over the past
week have been taking part in a Sport Relief challenge to go round
Part one of the race would begin and end in their representative
capital cities as the teams battled to complete the fastest lap of the
country. Run, Forest, run! The clebities are running, --
celebrities are running, sailing and cycling around the country in a
week-long battle for national pride. After part one, England were
leading the race which continued today when the celebrity teams were
joined by members of the public in a bid to become the first nation
So the big question is, who won? Who is the champion home nation? It
was the average time which was combined - it was England who came
out on top. Here is their ham piyon captain with a magnificent -- their
champion captain, with a magnificent trophy. Last week was
tough, actually. The guys did well. The participants were fantastic.
The support guys from the military were brilliant. It is nice to be a
sunny day on The Mall today. Will you come back and defend the title?
I will take this home and drink out of it this afternoon. It will be
fun. Thank you. Delighted - over the moon for England. We got the
Grand Slam! We got the Grand Slam. The first guest is simply known as
one of this country's finest actors. Other is known as "the hamster."
is David Tennent and Richard Hammond. When you said the greatest
actor thing, I thought come on! have presented and you have been
promoted this year. We have been doing Sport Relief goes global.
Down the road we have that studio this big - it's tiny. I am doing an
international show. The idea being, it is immensely successful. Let's
take it around the world and tell everybody about it. Did you have to
do a sporting challenge to show your sporting produce west?
-- prowess. Have you done a mile? I ae done 15.
Where's your medal? I won the Sport Relief Mile. There
is some dispute that he may have cheated. There were some kids he
elbowed. It is the closest I will get to winning a sporting medal.
Aam clinging on to it. Everybody is running together.
There are so many people and it is going on for miles and literally
miles. It is fantastic to be part of. How important is it that all
these people are out here today to support such a fantastic cause?
money that Comic Relief and Sport Relief raises is extraordinary,
thank goodness n this country and all over the world. When you see it
first-hand it takes your breath away. You see lives being
transformed. I made a film about cataract operations in Africa. The
money to us is a pittance. Yet, it - so much can be done with that
money out there. It transforms lives. It is about connecting. All
of us here are immediately connected with people to raise �5
to buy a mosquito net or a vaccine. Around the country we are seeing
people going for it - you know one, three, six miles, - people go for
it. All eyes will be on you. I have my wife and daughters down there.
Otherwise you would not have time to time me. It is time for you to
show what you are made of. Let's count him through. We'll
watch you flyby. We have a present for you. It is a pack to sort of
help you out on the way. What? thought of something more
adventurerous. What is that? scotch egg. A gum shields? You will
attract so much more interest as the global face - we have extra
protection for you. If things go bad and you go slowly, here is this
mask for you to put on. Thank you very much. Good luck with
I'll win. Thanks. Pleasure. If you have done your mile, why not let us
know and we might share your news know and we might share your news
with the nation. The details are D on the screen. There you are.
We have a message from Bethanne, she said she raised �100 for Sport
Relief because of the wonderful people at her school who sponsored
her. "I enjoyed doing my Sport Relief so much I have signed up to
do a second one today."" This man's son raised �250.
Matt did a sponsored dance yesterday and raised �85. Thank you.
This year more children than ever have been doing their mile. They
have been doing everything they can do. This big thank you is
especially for you kids. Many of our most dedicated
fundraisers can be found in thousands of schools all over the
UK. They have got active and raised mountains of cash for Sport Relief.
What we thought we would do today is come to one of those super
schools and give them a treat, they will hopefully never forget. I have
been sent here to say thank you. As a reward we will take you on a very
special school trip. Little do they know, but I am about
to take them to Manchester United's training ground to meet Wayne
Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. Here we go.
Look who it is, everybody. We've heard all the stuff you've
done. We are here, me and Wayne after training to give you a game.
If we lose, is there going to be a problem?
This is a strong look! Nice!
Give me five, man. You can't leave me hanging!
Nice! Cheer then. Congratulations. Cheers. Thank you
very much. This is for you guys. This is what we won. Brilliant!
Wonderful stuff. Thank you to all of the schools that have raised so
much money so far. We could not have done it without your help. My
two-year-old daughter did it with her nursery. She went the full mile.
She is only two-and-a-half! You will see what happened when the
1,000th miler arrived to run the mile. David Walliams inspired a
very special mile indeed. Before all of that, well we are going back
to John who is enjoying the sunshine at the mile start line.
Each wave is 2,000-4,000 people. With me I have Louise Redknapp and
you are the Wayne Rooney of women's football. How important is your
preparation for this mile? The mile will be a course crucial. Look how
many people are here. Sport unites people. Hopefully the Olympics will
do the same. If you run fast enough Louise you could beat an Olympian.
I don't know about that. I will not break any records on this mile
today, but you know it's a great cause, a great day, great
atmosphere. Looking forward to it. How do you keep fit? I do some
running around the block. Two children, go to work, a little
pillartys. That is about it! It kind of goes without saying that
all of the money raised, the staggering millions you have raised,
I am sure we'll give you a total at the end of the programme, 50% goes
to projects in this country. We sent Dame Kelly Holmes to an
operation not far away from here, in London, to see how crucial the
money you have raised has been to helping young people.
I have come to East London to visit Sky Way, a youth project, to meet
the milers that will pull their Sport Relief socks up. Sky Way
provides support to young people and offers them an alternative to
gang life. Come here. Nice to meet you. Tell me, you are the coach.
You tame here to the Blue sap Heart, how many years ago? Six years ago.
Why did you come here? I was interested in football, helping out
the community. I wasn't doing anything. I was on the streets,
doing stupidness. I thought, oh, I could do something more creative. I
started helping other kids. Started being a role model. Are you proud?
Yes. It has helped create an environment where young people can
come together, grow in confidence and feel secure. It feels like a
second house to me. You come and just relax. It's a fine area. When
we get out of the club there are things that wouldn't be done, but
the youth club, it's already. the boys here the sports mile is
around the corner. I need to start being fit again. We cannot be
playing games! OK? This, you've got a Sport Relief Mile to get ready
for. There you go - there are your socks - the Union Jack.
I hope you've all been training hard.
Thank you very much. See you there. Have a great mile.
Here is Kelly Holmes. With a back pack. I have my niece here. We will
see how far we can get. I have all the athletes behind me,
international athletes. You are on camp with Kelly, you might have
created four Olympians perhaps this summer? Fingers crossed, we reckon
there'll be about four Olympians. You never know, they have to get
selected. They could make it. It will be fantastic. Some of these
behind me are potential Olympians. How much do you enjoy mentoring the
next generation of stars compared to when you were competing? I love
it. It takes so much to be an Olympic champion or an Olympian.
People don't see behind the scenes, they just see the performance. If I
can pass on my expertise with the help of other support teams around
me it would be fantastic. Tell us, one of your charities has benefited
from Sport Relief money, hasn't it? The Kelly Holmes legacy trust, we
have partnered with centre point. We have touched 108,000 homeless
people through the work we do with my charity and retired sport and
champions. What did you make of your Sky Way project? Very
inspirational. You have some young people in Hackney who want an
opportunity to get out of gangs and come to a place where they can be
who they want to be. And have a chance of, you know fulfilling
their aspirations. It is lovely to see you. Are you running? I am
going to give it a go. I have hurt my knee.... Athletes you are all
hypochondriacs. What are you doing? I have my two daughters here to
carry me. That is my plan. Were you not supposed to be running in a
Jeremy Clarkson mask? I think there is something alien about that. Why
should I run it with his face on? Are you looking forward to it?
Definitely. Does it matter if you beat your sister or not? It might
matter a bit. I would like to beat her. I am guessing you are younger.
You have got to win, OK? Now, listen, we are almost ready to go.
Good Lord I am walking past John McCrick.
Here we go. Up to the podium to Steve Redgrave, five times an
Olympic gold medallist. Do applaud. Steve, are you ready? Do you have
your klaxon to hand? I am all ready. Give us the countdown. Five, four,
three, two, one.... KLAXON So Kelly Holmes, Richard Hammond
and thousands of others set off on another wave. It is great to see so
many celebrities join in. The Mall, which will play such a central role
in the Olympics has been a perfect backdrop. Tonight forget, many are
doing the one milement. You have probably noticed that some people
are turning around and going back again. You can do three miles or
six miles if you are really keen 789 it doesn't matter how fast or
slow. Some great costumes. That is one of the best.
17 major events over 700 different mile events across the country. One
million of you have taken part this weekend. You have been fans the
tick. -- fantastic.
It is great to see so many It has been a very special year for
That's a fantastic sight and London has put on a brilliant show as
indeed has the whole of the country. There is a few people down there in
Santa Claus outfits. They must be hot! It has been sweltering today.
John was harsh on John ma John Mc Ciric.
You never know! Well done. Well done.
Kelly Holmes was so relaxed, but put her on the start line., "I will
Carry my weight and I will do double the distance.". It is not
just on the Mall that the mile is in full flow.
We go to Newcastle, Gateshead and Southampton.
Accompanying the milers are one of the musical highlights from Friday
Wow. Let's go! # Everybody just have a good time
# We'll just make you lose your minute
# We just want to see you shake that
# Every day I'm shuffling Shuffling, shuffling
# Get down, get down # Put your hands up to the sky
# Get down, put your hands up to the sky
# Put your hands up to the sky # Get down, get down, get down
# Put your hands up to the sky # # The party is in the house
tonight # Everybody is going to have a good
time I'm Pixie Lott. I'm Katy Perry.
I'm Jess I'm Jessie J Thank you to everyone who went the extra mile
for Sport Relief. Still to come... Olly Murs.
David Walliams. And The One Show One Thousand finale.
Thank you very much indeed for the messages that you have been sending
in. Jenny said, "My son and I have been stretch in the garden to get
for my mile. My son Calum is three years old. He has raised �70 and he
wants to help the people he saw on Friday night.
Fiona Evans completed a five kilometre swim for Sport Relief.
That's 200 lengths and it was my best time too!
It is time for our last visit to our fun-sized track.
You join me for what can only be described as ground breaking. Sport
Relief is about the worlds of sport and entertainment colliding. We
have combined two outstanding representatives in their fields of
representatives. It is Tiger Drew- Honey and Fatima Whitbread. Now you
are intent on winning? Well, we changed our dance shoes for track
shoes and I'm going to kick a back side over there.
We have Daniel and Chris. Have you been in training?
ready to rock'n'roll. Off you go, Chris to the starting
position. All they have to do a bit of hurdling and like all great
races, bounce their way to victory, but as this is Sport Relief it is
the Outnumbered boys hurdling or attempt to go. Three, two, one, off
you go. Oh, that looked like a false start
from Daniel. He is treating these more like a high jump than a hurdle.
Tiger is trying to get Fatima going and Fatima got to a good start.
Chris and Fatima is out in in front. But Has she got the endurance.
Fatima Whitbread gets the victory. It took Chris a while to get moving
and he nearly caught her in the end. That start was crucial. Look at
there, he hasn't got a clue what he is doing, has he? Daniel doing his
best to cheer him on, but it was Fatima Whitbread who hung on for
the victory. A great race. Fatima, had you thought about that
in advance? I had a game plan going on there. I know Chris was eager to
beat me. The last time we competed in an egg and spoon race in my back
garden. Where does that rank? It is up
there amongst the best. Mate, you have had it, you are over
the hill, you are finished. I was trying to do the Colin
Jackson, dipping at the line, my head and shoulders came across
before Fatima. There is a whole series. This could
be its own Olympics. This was a pilot for an Olympic
series! Fatima Whitbread takes the victory.
On a spacehopper. Now we know there have been amazing challenges for
Sport Relief this year. And if you have been inspired it is
not too too late to to do your bit. Why not sign up to dot Big swap --
do the the Big Splash Swim-a-thon. One gentleman wanted to take on a
personal challenge. Before David took on the Thames, he
visited Wandsworth Older People's Forum and met Alan.
Alan use add wheelchair since -- used a wheelchair after surgery.
Alan is determined to walk. He wanted to do his bit for sport
Sport Relief. I am below the start line with Alan
and David. You start off in September for that incredible swim.
A different story here today? amazing so many people. But for the
star for me today is Alan. Alan is 71, that's right, isn't it? Alan
had a stroke six years and he is going to try and attempt to travel
the last few hundred meters of the mile unaided which is fantastic.
This is what Sport Relief is all about which is, you know, trying
your hardest, whoever you are. Alan, you were inspired by David's
efforts, weren't you, to get up and do this? I found out he had also
swam the channel and got a lot of money for Sport Relief and I
decided I had to try something. It is fantastic. So this is it.
Best of luck. It is truly inspirationalment we
wish you the best and we hope it goes well for you.
So many people today coming with all sorts of stories and Alan's is
a special one and it is great that David Walliams's exploits inspired
him with his personal battle to try and get himself moving again and he
said, "I have been working so hard just to be able to walk 100 yards."
He set the target that he could try and walk 300 yards today and he
Alan, that was absolutely incredible. We will pull your chair
in. You have done it, my man, let me hand you the medal.
Thank you very much. You are a true inspiration. Let me
shake you by the hand. How was it, Alan? Tiring.
It was tiring. Well, listen, you have raised an incredible amount of
money and your efforts are truly, truly, truly incredible. Well done.
I want to thank all the people who have sponsored me. Well, there you
are, congratulations. Brilliant. You've done it.
Cheers. It seemed a long way away when I started.
What a guy. And he did it in such lovely humour.
He was smiling and waving. Richard Hammond is clearly doing
his job well as global am bass do, Luke says, "I just ran the Sport
Relief Mile in New York." Good on the hamster!
Time for our final lap of the country to see some of the of the
weird and wonderful ways you have been completing your Sainsbury's
We have comic book heroes and cheerleaders. We have got them all,
and they are doing the mile. over the country, there is people
doing weird and whacky things today. There is a couple of cricketers I
know running if a full cricket kit. The atmosphere is incredible. It is
really good fun. It is fantastic. So many inspiring stories here
today. So many whacky ways of doing the mile.
This is Sport Relief in Hull. # I've got the moves like Jagger
# I've got the moves like Jagger # Did you enjoy it. We did, didn't
we? Are you out of breath? I thought it was really exciting.
Any help that's needed, the people all come together and it is
brilliant. I'm really proud of them. Some fantastic costumes and lots of
money raised. We have had a great time in Hull. Goodbye from us.
ALL: Goodbye. Welcome to Sport Relief in Cardiff, the home of
Doctor Who, DALEKS and Grand Slam champions.
Any record timings yet? Nothing yet, no. As long as I don't do the
no. As long as I don't do the splits, I will be all right!
That's the good thing about today, you don't have to run it, people
can come down and walk it if they want. It is a great family day out,
you know. It was a good race. I was much
better than in 2010 so I'm really chuffed with myself.
You must be hot under there? It is not the day for running if a wig.
Well, the sun shas sun has shone, we have had thousands of runners,
it is goodbye from Cardiff, but don't forget to keep on giving to
Sport Relief. Welcome to Brighton. This is the
Sport Relief capital of the south. Down here, fancy dress is a way of
life. I wanted to start the race.
Hopefully I can work this out. I don't know why I wore this! I
thought I could do something fun for the three miles, but it was
The force has been with them! Down here in Brighton they even have a
suntan too. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks to everyone who wept that
extra mile for Sports Relief. you to everyone who went the extra
mile... For Sport Relief. Be proud. Hey, well done!
Brilliant. Richard Hammond is back. All we are saying is he did it
under 20 minutes. He is more popular than JLS. If all the people
look at the footage there they must think Britain is nuts. I have
completed a Sport Relief Mile with six friends on a space hopper,
under one hour and 20 minutes. good. Good luck to everyone doing
the Sport Relief Mile. It is not too late to donate. Too true.
you want information on how to pay If you have not donated and would
like to, the easiest way is to send us a text message.
Texts cost �5, plus your network charge. The whole �5 goes to Sport
Relief. You must be 16 and over. Ask for the bill payer's permission.
It is now time for our final visit. It is that time already? Helen has
someone to help her say goodbye in style. It is a certain Olly Murs.
Across Manchester 10,000 people have taken part in the Sport Relief
Mile. In a massive thank you to all the schools who have joined in as
well. The money you are raising does make a massive difference. To
reward you for your efforts and to say farewell from Manchester, it's
# I can't hide it Hfrb hsh you just smiled when you
walked by -- # You just smiled when you walked
by me # No warning signs none showed me
# Lost control # Don't hold me back
# I'm going to go for it # Hope you're ready for it all
# Because I don't know, don't know # If I can stop now
# I'm going to too fast # I burst my head just can't slow
me down # And I don't care
# If you break my fall # You've got me dreaming of a life
# That anybody else would die for # Cos I'm rolling down hill
# No brakes # I can't go back now
# It's too late # Too late to look away
# I see what you seeing # I'm going to go for it
# I hope you ready # I don't know
# If I can stop now # Going too fast
# My head just can't slow me down # And I don't care
If you don't brake my fall # You've got me dreaming of a life
# That anybody else would die for # Come on baby
Anybody else would die for # Oh, oh, oh
# At first sight, I believed in first sight
# No second thoughts in my mind # Just felt right
# Oh, my goodness # Because I don't know
# If I can stop now # I'm going too fast
# My head just can't slow me down # And I don't care
# If you don't break my fall # You've got me dreaming of a life
that anybody else could die for # Anybody else would die for
# Got me dreaming of a life # That anybody else would die for
# That anybody else would die for # Manchester, I love you. Thank you.
A gigantic thank you to Olly Murs and Helen and everyone in
Manchester. We must say goodbye to Glasgow. Over to Jenni for a final
word from George Square. We all know the Proclaimer's song
about walking 500 miles. Here in Glasgow thousands of us have run,
skipped and hopped and jumped a mile over the course of Sport
Relief. When we finished the run there was a tremendous feeling for
the family and thank you for all your support. From sunny Glasgow,
goodbye. Thank you so much to Jenni and everyone in glas Government
over a week on the -- Glasgow. For over a week we have on the one show
called a Sport Relief Mile, the 1,000. Our entrep pid -- the milers
have done a relay. After a few fair flasks of tea, our 1,000th miler
made it here to complete the 1,000th mile. Let's look at when
the challenge made it on to the mile.
Well, it has been a journey that began a week on Friday, March 16th
and Mary Ross has the pleasure and honour of being the 1,000th one
show viewer of taking part in an epic journey. The Mall welcomed
John Bishop a couple of weeks ago now. So many people set off on
their own particular journeys. For The One Show viewers they were out
there in the dark and rain around the UK. Mary herself, 60 was
diagnosed with cervical cancer. A few years later was diagnosed with
breast cancer. When she was young she was a keen runner. She said she
is determined to get herself fit again. So, well done to her. Mary
has just -- is just part of a huge effort by so many people for such a
good cause today. On behalf of everyone concerned, we
want to say a very, very big thank you to her and all 999 others of
The One Show team. We are still waiting for Mary to
appear. She is out there somewhere. A huge thanks to all The One Show
viewers who have taken part this week as well as you who supported
them. We will give you the full story on tomorrow night's show.
Thank you to all of you across the nation who have taken part and made
such a memorable weekend. Let's look back at some of this year's
# The shape of my heart Hsh hsh I'm determined when you
trusted me # It's all I need
# Now I'm hoping if you hear this # You believe all that I do is to
make you proud # I'm hoping if you hear this
# You believe that all that I do is make you proud
# Make me stronger # Made my mind up
# So that all that I do is to make you proud
# Proud, proud, proud # Make you proud, proud
# All that I do is to make you Mary Ross, our 1,000th miler.
are sweating a bit! How was the last mile? Excellent. I
got out of bed this morning and said "I'm so excited. How does it
feel to be representing the other 1,000 before you? 999 runners -
without them I couldn't have done this, so a very, very big thank you.
And all around the country - all they have done. You have to go and
get your medal. Look, Matt has his medal. I want to give you mine. It
is stuck behind my earpiece. It's live television. You are live on
air. It has been an unbelievable year
for Sport Relief. The total now is up to �52 million. It is fantastic.
You can keep giving. It has blown us all away. Thank you for all of
your support. More than one million of you have taken part in Sport
Relief Miles. It is the biggest event in history. At the beginning
of the show we told you on Friday night we would give you the total.
You just said �52 million. But there is more than that, I think,
isn't it? It is �52,070,587. A sincere thank you to you all.
13p. Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.
money will change people's lives. Half of the money raised will go to
help projects here. A heart-felt thank you to you all. We will leave
you with the legend of Des Lynham and the biggest Sport Relief Mile
ever. Bring me sunshine # In your smile
# Bring me laughter # All the while # In this world, where we live
# There should be more happiness # So much joy you can give
# To each brand new bright tomorrow # Make me happy
# Through the years # Never bring me any tears
The biggest ever Sport Relief reaches an amazing climax as the nation goes the extra mile by taking part in the Sport Relief Mile.
Alex Jones, Matt Baker and John Inverdale host live coverage from The Mall, home to the London Mile. The programme is also live in Glasgow and Manchester, where the Mancunian Milers are accompanied by a live music performance by Olly Murs. Over one million people of all ages and abilities are doing the mile over the course of the Sport Relief weekend, one of the largest mass participation events ever staged in the UK. BBC cameras are at all 17 Flagship Miles to capture the excitement. The programme also features special films about how Sport Relief money is transforming the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK, and some special star guests pop in to share their Sport Relief Mile experiences.