Zambezi

BT Red Nose Challenges:

Hell and High Water

They made it! Our BT Red Nose Challenges: Hell and High Water team survived over 100km of the deadly Zambezi, all to raise money for Comic Relief.

Meet the team...

Chelsee Healey
Best known for playing Janeece, in Waterloo Road, Chelsee Healey has also acted in a host of other TV shows and took the silver spot in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing. For Sport Relief 2012, she won the Strictly Underwater crown, which is an experience she hopes won’t come in handy.
Dara O’Briain
Dara’s had a hectic 2012, what with his 135-date sell-out tour, getting nominated for a BAFTA and releasing another stand-up DVD. Plus, he’s also been busy hosting Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Star-Gazing Live, his own Science Club and other shows that don’t contain man-eating crocodiles.
Greg James
From picking up the 'Best Male Presenter' award, at the Student Radio Awards in 2005, Greg is now at the helm of the Radio 1 drive-time slot. Greg also presents a myriad of BBC programmes and documentaries, and enjoys nothing more than not being attacked by aggressive hippos.
Jack Dee
Perrier-nominated comedic legend and long-time supporter of Comic Relief, Jack has three British Comedy Awards, been BAFTA-nominated for his ‘Live at the Apollo’ show and hosted several critically-acclaimed series in a career spanning over 25 years. He’s dreading the mosquitos. And everything else.
Melanie C
In a career spanning over 15 years, singer/songwriter, Melanie C, has sold over 3 million solo albums and was one fifth of the all-conquering Spice Girls – who even have a West End musical, Viva Forever, celebrating their songs. Now, Sporty is taking on the Zambezi, and she knows it’s going to be scary.
Phillips Idowu
Known for his vibrant personality (and even more vibrant hair), Phillips Idowu has leapt his way to five gold and two silver triple jump medals across Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and European and World Championships. He’s not bothered by hippos and crocs, but does seem to get a bit jumpy around sand.

Where Zambezi river
Date 1st February
Day 5/5
Distance 111/111 KM
Rapid Grade 5
1,196,788

Why the team need your help

Why the team need your help

The team hope to raise £1 million to help children in Zambia go to school, and also to transform lives across the UK and the rest of Africa.

Why the team need your help

Follow their lead

Follow their lead

Been inspired by the Hell and High Water team? Take on a challenge of your own… preferably not one involving crocodiles.

‘Thank you’ just doesn’t cover it

‘Thank you’ just doesn’t cover it

Proud sponsors of the BT Red Nose Challenges, BT also provide crucial support allowing us to take thousands of donations on the night of TV.

Thanks also goes to...

Charity Challenge, SafPar, Craghoppers, Berghaus, Sports Direct, Deckers, Lee Valley White Water Center, Blue Paddle, and Vango.