Gabby to host Sport Relief Clash of the Titans

20th March 2014

Gabby and Clare Balding will both host Sport Relief Clash of the Titans, which will see teams of Sports heroes and celebrities go head-to-head in a series of challenges on Friday 21st March.

The event will be broadcast live from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with team captains John Bishop and Lord Sebastian Coe. On the night, Clare Balding will present all the action from the London Aquatics Centre whilst over at the Lee Valley VeloPark Gabby will be on hand, as the teams compete in a variety of events including track cycling, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised swimming and a swimming relay.

It promises to be an incredible night of entertainment and the public has the opportunity to buy tickets to watch all the action from the two venues and cheer on their favourite team. Tickets go on sale today and are £15 plus bookings fees applied by Ticketmaster and at least £2.50 will be donated to Comic Relief by the BBC. Further details about the team line-ups will be announced in the run up to the event.

John Bishop said: “For Sport Relief 2012, I spent a week of pain cycling, rowing and running from Paris to London. To say it was tough, is a huge understatement. But now, two years on, I am back again to take on whatever challenges Sport Relief throws at me. Am I intimidated by going up against four-time Olympic medal winner Sebastian Coe? No, I say, bring it on! May the best man win.”

Sebastian Coe said: “As chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, I spent the best part of ten years preoccupied with the planning and delivery of London 2012. Not once did I imagine that less than two years later I would find myself back at the park competing. I hear John Bishop has quite a competitive streak but I know these venues inside out – something that, probably unrealistically, I am hoping will play to my advantage.”

For more information visit the Sport Relief website

James Grant

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