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Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb


Nine famous faces are pushed to their physical and emotional limits in a valiant attempt to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, to raise money for Comic Relief and help change lives this Red Nose Day, with their turmoil and triumphs revealed in Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb. The one-hour special sees the intrepid new recruits – Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge Shirley Ballas; former MP Ed Balls; broadcaster Anita Rani; Love Island's Dani Dyer; Pointless host Alexander Armstrong; BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker; BBC NFL pundit Osi Umenyiora; and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – share tents, laughs and tears during their exhausting eight-day trek, climbing 19,000ft together. The documentary, made by Shine TV for BBC One, follows all the drama up close and personal – the highs, lows, twists and turns and moments of delirium as the inexperienced climbers adjust to their basic camping conditions, new climbing companions, extreme temperatures and debilitating altitude sickness. There’s also an insight into some of the work Comic Relief funds in the UK and internationally, as Ed Balls travels to Uganda to visit projects fighting malaria; and Shirley Balls visits a project in West Sussex which aims to reduce male suicide rates.

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