Sport Relief: Stars help to raise more than £51m

  • 22 March 2014
Sport Relief does Strictly

More than £51 million was raised for charity on Friday's live Sport Relief show - breaking the previous on-the-night record.

Kylie Minogue, David Walliams and Little Mix were among the sports stars and celebrities who took part in the show.

One of the highlights was David Beckham starring in a one-off special of classic comedy show Only Fools and Horses.

The night raised a grand total of £51,242,186 - that's more than the last show in 2012 which raised £50.4 million.

The money will be spent on helping poor and disadvantaged people from the UK and across the world.

Word Up

The six-hour show came live from Queen Elizabeth Park in London.

Little Mix kicked off the TV marathon with the Sport Relief single, Word Up.

The girl band asked the public and their fans to "give what you can" and a video of their visit to Liberia in Africa was shown.

Image caption Pop stars Little Mix opened the show with the official Sport Relief single, Word Up

The Voice judge Kylie Minogue also performed, she sang one of her old singles with comedian David Walliams.

Especially For You was a hit in 1988 for her and Jason Donovan - so David Walliams dressed up as Jason Donovan - before the man himself appearedon stage alongside them.

It's thought to have been the first time Minogue and fellow Australian Donovan have performed the song live in 25 years.

Image caption David Walliams dressed as Jason Donovan - but was later joined by the Australian singer himself

Walliams also took over a special edition of mastermind and grilled footballers on their knowledge.

Greatest Day

The audience was also treated to the England Football team's World Cup song Greatest Day.

Image caption Footballers past and present took part in the recording of the England World Cup song for Sport Relief

Take That front man Gary Barlow and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker led the group of singers, with members including England football legends Sir Geoff Hurst, Michael Owen and David Seaman.

It's the first time the song, which is a Take That cover, has been played for the public.

Bands Coldplay and Boyzone also performed on the show.

Raising millions

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Image caption Alex Jones spent two days and two nights on Moonlight Buttress in Utah

Stars began their fundraising activities in the days and weeks leading up to the broadcast.

Check out: our video of their amazing achievements

There was a huge round of applause for One Show presenter Alex Jones, after it was revealed she had raised a total of £1,281,476 by climbing 1,200m up Moonlight Buttress, a sheer sandstone cliff in Utah.

Host Davina McCall raised more that £2 million with her amazing triathlon challenge during some of the worst weather the UK has seen this year.

The fundraising is set to continue over the weekend in a bid to break the 2012 overall total of £67,977,824.

Events taking place across the country on Saturday and Sunday include the Sport Relief Games.