More than £55m has been raised for Sport Relief – a record breaking amount – after a show full of various acts and stars.

We had David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Gary Lineker and Greg James hosting the event, which was broadcast from London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The total of £55,444,906 smashes the previous on-the-night record of £51m, and it’s obvious as to why.

Eddie Izzard ran 27 marathons in 27 days, which would be equivalent to 707 miles. This gruelling challenge was in tribute to the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent incarcerated before becoming the first black president of South Africa. He raised more than £1m for Sport Relief, and said he was “exhausted but […] delighted”.


Jo Brand has also raised upward of £1m as she walked across the country (east to west), in Jo Brand’s Hell of a Walk.

Even David Walliams stood up to the plate, reprising his role as awful cross-dresser Emily Howard from Little Britain. He taught ex-England footballer how one would hold oneself as a lady.


Well done to the celebs and those at home who donated!