Serious challenge to raise cash for Comic Relief

A TEAM of celebrities including Scottish television presenter Lorraine Kelly, singer Craig David and TV host Dermot O'Leary plan to trek across a desert in aid of Comic Relief.

The trio - alongside impressionist Ronni Ancona, singer Olly Murs, Strictly Come Dancing champion Kara Tointon, actress and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha and radio DJs Scott Mills and Peter White - will travel across one of the world's most inhospitable deserts, the Kaisut Desert in north Kenya.

The team will start their journey later this month. A documentary about the trek will be broadcast on BBC1 in the run-up to Red Nose Day on 18 March.