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Row, row, row your boat...

Greg James | 15:52 UK time, Tuesday, 22 January 2013

I'm off again...And here are all the details!

I'll be joined by Spice Girl Mel C, actress Chelsee Healey, comedians Jack Dee, Dara O'Briain and athlete Philips Idowu as we try and navigate our way down the ZAMBEZI RIVER in Africa! Arrrrrrgggggh!

Listen to Radio 1 all NEXT WEEK as we try and conquer one of the most trecherous parts of the river for 8 hours a day in sweltering 30 degree heat and then sleep on the riverbank with a load of new dangerous friends including hippos, snakes and mosquitos.  It sounds insane, I know.

I'll be all over Radio 1 next week keeping you abreast of our progress...

I've been training! What an idiot. I thought I looked cool, but in reality - not at all.


The whole point of going is to raise a shed load of money for Comic Relief to help children in Zambia get to go to school and change their lives.  We're also doing it to help save vulnerable young girls from poverty, child marriage and pregnancy.

It will be a life-changing trip for all of us, I love a challenge and this will be the toughest thing I've ever done.  I cannot wait to get going. I know that Radio 1 listeners always help out in a BIG way with things like this and this year, I hope I can count on your support. My oh my am I going to need it.


  • Comment number 1.

    Greg, I think it's wonderful what you're doing! I can't imagine what it will be like! You definitely are a giving, caring, and BRAVE dude. I will be happy to donate to Comic Relief!!!! I am in America so I hope I am able to!!!

  • Comment number 2.

    Wow Greg, I think this is awesome what you are doing, I can't wait to listen to you, I actually want to go with you it sounds so fun, I love a challenge aha, you are the most amazing man I have ever seen, you are pretty much a inspiration to me, I always listen to your show everyday, I hate Mondays that's a fact, but I've always got something to look forward to at four :) so have fun like you did in Afghanistan which was also wicked! have a safe journey!! GOOD LUCK GREG!!! :) x

  • Comment number 3.

    Such a fantastic role model. Best of luck, we will all be behind you! Xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Greg I have prayed for you and nothing will harm you. You are brave Greg for you go for hard challenges and now doing it to help people. Hero Greg.

  • Comment number 5.

    Greg, I paid to do this challenge some years ago now. I've rafted the Zambezi from just below Vic Falls 5 times - it is awesome, and every time I poo my pants. We canoed from Chirundu to Mana Pools, greeted on the first day at the launch site by a 5m croc smirking at our novice canoeing. Probably thinking 'lunch'. Camping on sand islands, digging latrine holes, and fleeing hippos made it an experience I would repeat at the drop of a hat. So envious - enjoy!

  • Comment number 6.

    Greg, I have just come back from Zambia working with an organisation called sport in actions, I worked in an an community centre called Fountain of Hope, As I myself am paying for a child to go to school I am so happy to see you doing something to help the children of Zambia attend school. It cost only a £100 a year to pay for a child to go to school, without the money you raise some of these children will not get the oppertunity to go to school and change their life for the better! I rafted the Zambizi this summer and was one of the most best experiences of my live, just watch out for the crocs!

  • Comment number 7.

    Greg it´s fantastic that you will do this challenge. I think you are a fantastic and a brave guy. This act is very great! From Spain I send you much encouragement. Greetings of a spanish fan :)

  • Comment number 8.

    Good luck Greg! Try not to worry too much about the creepy crawlies, I'm sure they won't lay eggs in your skin if you do what your told. I think its lovely your going on all these adventures to help others, its truly inspiring and makes me feel rather proud of you. You'll have a lot of fun I'm sure and I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Safe Journey! x


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