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Christine Bleakley completes Channel challenge

Christine Bleakley arrives in Sangatte, France

TV presenter Christine Bleakley has completed her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

It took the star one hour 40 minutes to cross the 21-mile stretch of water between England and France.

Strong winds meant the 31-year-old, who fell eight times during the challenge, battled sub-zero temperatures.

The star has been in training for just a few weeks, and has only recently started water-skiing.

A whole host of stars have been taking part in sporting challenges for the charity.

Big bike ride

Earlier this month David Walliams, Fearne Cotton and Davina McCall completed a bike ride from John O'Groats on the tip of Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall.

This year, Sport Relief is taking place from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March.