Thursday 22 February 2018

Celebrities tackle the Boat Race for charity

Handout photo dated 16/02/17 issued by Cancer Research UK of Team Cracknell (left-right) James Fox, Rebecca Adlington, Vernon Kay, Sophie Raworth, Andrew Triggs-Hodge, Emma Spruce, Ore Oduba and Gethin Jones on the River Thames during a training session for the Cancer Research UK Celebrity Boat Race.
Handout photo dated 16/02/17 issued by Cancer Research UK of Team Cracknell (left-right) James Fox, Rebecca Adlington, Vernon Kay, Sophie Raworth, Andrew Triggs-Hodge, Emma Spruce, Ore Oduba and Gethin Jones on the River Thames during a training session for the Cancer Research UK Celebrity Boat Race.

By Julia Hunt

Celebrities took to the Thames to help raise funds for Cancer Research.

Ore Oduba and Vernon Kay were among the celebrities who raced each other to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The stars took to the water as the best rowers from Oxford and Cambridge competed in the annual Boat Race.

Coached by Olympic rowing champions Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell, Strictly Come Dancing star Ore, presenter Vernon, comedian Mark Watson and swimmer Rebecca Adlington donned pink and purple suits to go head to head as part of the charity’s Pull Together campaign.

After each crew apparently tried to outdo each other in catching crabs and losing their oars rather than racing, Team Redgrave eventually surged ahead to win the race by a nose.

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