Celebrities and sporting legends will join Ellie Simmonds OBE and Dame Kelly Holmes in BBC’s Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022.
The two teams will comprise of famous faces from the world of sport and entertainment who will compete in this summer’s All-Star version of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to raise money for Sport Relief.
The teams will be captained by five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE and double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes.
Teams will be pushed out of their comfort zones and tested to the limit as they take on five sports and compete in front of live crowds at the actual venues used for the Commonwealth Games.
The teams will compete in cycling, athletics, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball and table tennis.
Ellie Simmonds commented: “I’m so excited to lead the Blue Team in the All-Star Games and feel really proud to be supporting Sport Relief again. I’ve been involved in Sport Relief for years, but I know this is going to be the most fun. I can’t wait to get the team into training and make sure we all work really hard to raise as much money as we can… but also win!”
Dame Kelly Holmes said: “I love seeing people getting involved in sport and giving things a go-getting out of their comfort zone and just having fun. This competition is right up my street and it’s a real honour to leading the Red Team. I’ve been a supporter of Sport Relief for such a long time now and know the work they support is completely life-changing.”
Sport Relief All Star Games: Birmingham 2022 will air in August 2022, with the exact broadcast date and famous faces taking part to be announced at a later date.