Soccer WAG Cheryl Cole will lead a team of celebrities to climb Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief. The entire climb will be filmed and will be shown in the run-up to the Red Nose Day on March 31st. The group is currently training for the tough journey.
Cole is joined by her Girls Aloud band-mate Kimberley Walsh.
‘We are used to getting in good shape when we are on tour. The dancing really keeps us fit but this is totally different.
‘I sent Kimberley a text the other night after a 12-mile walk on the treadmill. When I went to bed I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to get up in the morning.’
The video is going to be very interesting as all the celebrities will be featured without proper make-up or hair-dos. Others include Alesha Dixon, Ben Shephard, Chris Moyles, Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton and Ronan Keating.
Take That singer Gary Barlow is the man behind the journey and he hopes to raise lots of cash through the event which will then be used to provide mosquito nets to the people of Tanzania to help them fight dreadful diseases like Malaria. Everyone will be dressed in special Red Nose Day t-shirts designed by Stella McCartney and modeled by Keira Knightley.
Meanwhile, Cheryl has been offered a £5 million deal to write a series of romantic novels aimed at female readers. The publishers say that they hope to cash in on her popularity after the huge success of her singing show ‘X Factor‘. They also think that the women would love to read about her perception of fiction.