Facebook and Twitter have been rife with speculation since Fallon revealed that Rhys had managed to pull in a 'sporting hero' for the Ambridge Rough and Tumble/Sport Relief event.

Who did you think it was?

Archers fan and Olympics champion Lizzy Yarnold was in pole position (who this week revealed her love for The Archers in a Question of Sport behind-the-scenes video), with various current and past members of the Welsh rugby team (given it's coming via Welshman Rhys) coming in second, David Beckham, Claire Balding...

Ben Archer heard it on the [Ambridge] grapevine

However, tonight young Ben Archer revealed the mystery sportsman's identity to a disbelieving David and Ruth. But it turns out that the Ambridge grapevine ("Josh got it from Jamie who got it from Kenton") can be trusted - Olympic champion and Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins will indeed be coming to Ambridge on Friday 21 March!

Here's what Wiggo himself had to say about his appearance: “When I was asked to record a Sport Relief special for The Archers, there was no way I could turn it down. I grew up with it on the radio in the house, and it’s not every day you get to star in the world’s longest running soap opera!"

“Meeting the cast, the writer and the director was an honour and I really hope the story line will raise awareness about Sport Relief’s amazing work, and that it shows people that everyone can get involved in Sport Relief this year.”

Ben's convinced that he knows who's coming to Ambridge for Sport Relief.

Whether you're going to push your body to the limit like certain Ambridge residents for Sport Relief, or looking for something a little less challenging, there are all sorts of ways that you can get involved. Find your nearest Sport Relief event now

And Sir Bradley is in good company - we've had a variety of cameo appearances in Ambridge over the years. The Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Margaret, Alan Titchmarsh, Terry Wogan, Judi Dench, John Peel, Chris Moyles, Richard Griffiths, Humphrey Lyttelton, Mike Gatting and Griff Rhys Jones, Antony Gormley, Zandra Rhodes, Britt Ekland, Dame Edna, and Colin Dexter have all appeared in The Archers as themselves.

Archers cameos

World At One have unearthed a couple of cameos for your delectation. Listen to the Duchess of Cornwall, Terry Wogan and Judi Dench's Archers cameos here

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by jubarb

    on 20 Mar 2014 23:27

    Well done Bradley! Good community spirit with a bit of fun and a good cause all thrown in. Be gone you miserable fans!!!

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by hernebaydave

    on 20 Mar 2014 20:02

    A long way from Wigan Casino and your Northern soul roots, Sir Bradley???

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Susanna

    on 19 Mar 2014 14:25

    I've been listening to The Archers for 44 years and didn't watch so much of a minute of the Olympic stuff in 2012. But the delicious, witty and sexy Bradley Wiggins is welcome in Ambridge anytime he likes. If you don't want him, send him to chez Susanna; I could certainly find ways to occupy him...

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Pip

    on 18 Mar 2014 13:55

    I'm sure the Duke of Westminster has been on TA as well, or did I imagine that? I met him once in real life, years ago, and thought he was lovely.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Zoe

    on 18 Mar 2014 06:24

    I am chuffed to bits. I am a big fan of his, my sons and husband tease me about it but the guy is made of strong stuff and I have a lot of respect for him.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Hilary

    on 17 Mar 2014 19:34

    I LOVE The Archers and Bradley Wiggins. The SKY's the limit when he is on !!

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by osg1user

    on 16 Mar 2014 17:43

    Hope we don't get the same nauseating display of constipated reverence that we had with the Parker-Bowles woman -

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Dave

    on 16 Mar 2014 11:00

    Is he going to climb Lakey hill?

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by RosieT

    on 13 Mar 2014 18:35

    Why does he think he is going to "star" in the programme?

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by RosieT

    on 13 Mar 2014 12:24

    Oh Darwin ...

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