Celebrity desert trek place Namibia on map

A mixture of well-known celebrities among them radio DJ’s, television broadcasters, a singer and a TV judge, last month embarked on a 100-mile trek across the Namib desert to raise vital funds to transform the lives of vulnerable people and communities throughout the UK and internationally.

The challenge was filmed for a BBC One documentary, The Heat is On: Sport Relief, which aired on Wednesday last week.

Every year a bunch of determined celebrities take on a gruelling challenge or Comic Relief or Sport Relief and this year, it was not different. Celebrities, including Nick Grimshaw and Frankie Bridge trekked 100 miles across the Namib desert for The Heat is On: Sport Relief challenge.

Over four days, eight celebs hiked, biked and skied their way across the desert in 35 degree heat to reach a shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast. The team started at the source of the Kuiseb River and travelled towards their end point, scaling the highest sand dunes in the world in soaring temperatures.

Stars from TV and radio took on the big trek and among them were the likes of Radio One’s Nick Grimshaw, BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, singer Frankie Bridge, TV judge Rob Rinder, Channel 4 broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy, former Eastenders actress Samantha Womack, CBBC and Strictly star Karim Zeroual, as well as This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams.

The challenge started on Monday February 24 and lasted four days. – manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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