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EntertainmentMount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top?

11:20  01 march  2019
11:20  01 march  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly to embark on Comic Relief danceathon Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are to take part in the longest-ever danceathon for Comic Relief next month.

Comic Relief set a goal of providing an anti-malaria net to every child under five in Tanzania, and the climb went a long way towards achieving that as it raised a very, very impressive £3.35 million. Gary Barlow reaches the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on the seventh day of the Red Nose Climb of

Little Mix named among celebs asked to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief next year. James Corden, Jonathan Ross and Robbie Williams have also attracted the attention of I CANNOT believe it has been nearly ten years since Gary Barlow and pals climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief .

Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top? © Chris Jackson/Getty/for Comic Relief Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Alexander Armstrong, Dan Walker, Ed Balls, Anita Rani, Jade Thirlwall and Dani Dyer during their climb (Chris Jackson/Getty/for Comic Relief)

Comic Relief bosses do not know whether a group of celebrity climbers has reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro because they have been unable to make contact.

TV presenter Dan Walker, Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls are among the stars trying to conquer Africa’s highest mountain.

The 19,000ft (5,791m) ascent is being documented for a special programme to air on BBC One.

The celebrities were said to be on the final stretch and expected to reach the summit in the early hours of Friday morning UK time.

Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top? © Getty (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Comic Relief)

Love Island’s Dani Dyer, Little Mix singers Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, presenters Alexander Armstrong and Anita Rani, and NFL star turned BBC pundit Osi Umenyiora have also been taking part.

Their climb comes as Labour MP David Lammy accused Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley of perpetuating “tired and unhelpful stereotypes” after she travelled to Uganda for a documentary ahead of Red Nose Day.

The politician said “the world does not need any more white saviours” after Dooley posted a snap from the trip with a child on Instagram.

Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top? © Getty (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Comic Relief)

Dooley hit back, saying: “Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) … because if that’s the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness? Comic relief have raised over one billion pounds since they started. I saw projects that were saving lives with the money. Kids lives.”

– Kilimanjaro: The Return is taking place 10 years after the original climb led by Take That star Gary Barlow, which raised £1.5 million for Comic Relief.

Shirley Ballas had panic attacks and altitude sickness on Comic Relief trek.
The Strictly judge climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

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