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Last Updated: Monday February 21 2011 13:34 GMT

In pics: Celebs set off on desert trek!

Group before they set off for Red Nose Desert Trek for Comic Relief

Do you reckon you could walk 100 kilometres across a desert in 100 degree heat? Well that's the challenge ahead for these nine celebs!

Olly Murs getting ready Red Nose Desert Trek for Comic Relief

For this year's Comic Relief the challengers have just one week to trek across the Kaisut desert in northern Kenya. Olly Murs seems pretty relaxed about it all...

Kara Tointon ahead of the Red Nose Desert Trek for Comic Relief.

He's joined by Strictly Come Dancing champ Kara Tointon who will be hoping that her ballroom skills will help her cross the desert in style!

Dermot O'Leary and Kara Tointon ahead of the Red Nose Desert Trek for Comic Relief.

Dermot O'Leary has always been able to keep his cool in front of the judges on the X Factor stage, but will he be able to handle the heat in the desert?

Dermot O'Leary getting ready for Red Nose Desert Trek for Comic Relief

Dermot and Kara are joined on the trek by Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and Breakfast TV favourite Lorraine Kelly. Dermot's packed a lot of luggage!

Scott Mills, Kara Tointon and Dermot O'Leary seeing one of the projects which is funded by Comic Relief

The gang are doing the trek to raise cash for Comic Relief and to fund projects like this eye clinic.