Friday 2 December 2016

Walliams' pride after Sport Relief nets £55m

Published 19/03/2016 | 10:46

David Walliams revived Little Britain character Emily Howard for a Sport Relief sketch with former England footballer Peter Crouch and members of the England women's team Jess Clarke, Amy Turner, Carly Telford, Laura Bassett, Ellen White, Sophie Bradley and coach Mark Sampson
David Walliams revived Little Britain character Emily Howard for a Sport Relief sketch with former England footballer Peter Crouch and members of the England women's team Jess Clarke, Amy Turner, Carly Telford, Laura Bassett, Ellen White, Sophie Bradley and coach Mark Sampson

Comedian David Walliams has said he "could not be prouder" of the British public after Sport Relief netted more than £55 million.

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The weekend fundraiser has raised £55,444,906 so far for worthy causes in the UK and abroad.

Walliams, who took part in the celebrity-laden extravaganza on the BBC, along with Claudia Winkleman, John Bishop, Alesha Dixon, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and Greg James, thanked everyone who supported the campaign.

"Thank you so much to the wonderful British public for their generosity and to everyone who has done their bit this Sport Relief - I could not be prouder," he said.

"The amazing amount of money raised is going to make a huge difference to people living incredibly tough lives, not only in the world's poorest communities, but right here at home in the UK too - thank you."

Fundraisers will continue on Sunday as part of the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games.

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