Tuesday 5 May 2015

She's done it! Davina McCall in tears as gruelling challenge comes to an end

Neil Lancefield and Anthony Barnes

Published 14/02/2014 | 19:04

Emotional Davina McCall broke down in tears as she completed her gruelling 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London today.

The presenter crossed the finish line outside Tate Modern at 4.10pm to conclude the final leg of her arduous physical challenge for Sport Relief.

McCall, 46, ran a full marathon distance to round off seven days of running, cycling and swimming for charity.

After her feat was described to the waiting crowd of around 100 people, McCall said: "I can't believe it was me.

"Thank you to everybody who has donated - that is why I did it - the team that got me here, they carried me through the threshold.

"My kids and my husband were amazing."

Comedienne Jo Brand gives Davina Mcall a lift before she sets off from Windsor on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. PA Wire
Comedienne Jo Brand gives Davina Mcall a lift before she sets off from Windsor on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she sets off from Windsor on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of comedienne Jo Brand giving Davina Mcall a lift before she sets off from Windsor on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of comedienne Jo Brand giving Davina Mcall a lift before she sets off from Windsor on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Chris Moyles joining Davina Mcall a as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Chris Moyles joining Davina Mcall a as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Jo Brand (left) meets Davina McCall at the Millennium Bridge in London, as she has completed her 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London for Sport Relief. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Sport Relief of Davina Mcall as she runs through Staines on the final leg of her Sport Relief Challenge. Alex Walker/Comic Relief/PA Wire
Davina McCall at the Millennium Bridge in London, as she has completed her 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London for Sport Relief. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Davina McCall at the Millennium Bridge in London, as she has completed her 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London for Sport Relief. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Davina McCall at the Millennium Bridge in London, as she has completed her 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London for Sport Relief. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Davina McCall at the Millennium Bridge in London, as she has completed her 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London for Sport Relief. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

She joked: "I have got to stop crying!"

McCall was greeted by her children and husband, Matthew Robertson, just before the finish line.

He gave her wedding ring back to her, which he had been looking after during her journey.

The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina - Beyond Breaking Point has so far raised over £760,000 for charity.

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