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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 July 2006, 00:03 GMT 01:03 UK
A top night of TV

Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and Chris Evans were our hosts for Sport Relief
Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and Chris Evans presented Sport Relief
Hundreds of thousands of milers relaxed on Saturday night by putting their feet up in front of the TV and joining an audience of millions to watch Sport Relief.

Davina McCall, Chris Evans and Gary Lineker guided viewers through a feast of over five-and-a-half hours of entertainment.

Chart sensations and Sport Relief milers McFly got things going with a bang when they opened the show with a storming rendition of the official Sport Relief single 'Don't stop me now.'

Throughout the evening, donors were given the chance to win fantastic prizes by deciding who would triumph in a series of head-to-head challenges.

The first of these saw Chantelle Houghton beat Jade Goody 14-12 in a very special live edition of Mastermind.

Chantelle ponders an answer in her Mastermind battle with Jade Goody
Chantelle ponders an answer in her Mastermind battle with Jade Goody

John Humphries asked the questions, which included specialist rounds on Coronation Street for Chantelle and Eastenders for Jade, as Britain's favourite reality TV stars sweated in the show's famous black chair.

GMTV presenter Jenni Falconer was crowned Sport Relief's Only Fools on Horses showjumper of the year - despite being the only novice rider in the final four.

The show raised a fantastic 250,000 for Sport Relief thanks to your calls and text votes.

The Sport Relief tradition of inflicting pain on Ray Stubbs was admirably continued in brilliant fashion as 50,000 brightly coloured bouncy balls were fired at the BBC Sport presenter.

There was also celebrity pigeon racing as our hosts each took a feathered friend under their wing to contest the true sport of kings.

McFly kicked off the Sport Relief show with 'Don't stop me now'
McFly kicked off the Sport Relief show with 'Don't stop me now'

But Chris Evans was left with egg on his face as 'Monty', his bird, trailed in last and was forced to present the next half an hour of the show in a giant pigeon costume.

Lineker and Evans were after a different kind of birdie later on as they teamed up to take on Nick Faldo on the roof of BBC Television Centre in Incredibly Crazy Golf.

The idea was to chip golf balls into the mouths of Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck - but sadly our duo could not cope with the six-times-major winner and were emphatically beaten 10-5.

Stylish Susannah showed off some silky driving moves as she beat her style-icon rival Trinni in their rally car driving challenge.

Stephen Fry hosted a very special edition of Question of Sport Relief.

Sue Barker joined in the fun by joining Ally McCoist's team alongside Nancy Dell'Olio.

Graham Norton puts in a scene-stealing guest appearence in Footballers' Wives
Graham Norton puts in a scene-stealing guest appearence in Footballers' Wives

Matt Dawson's side featured Zara Phillips and Alan Davies.

The show ended in familiar fashion for England fans, with Davies losing to a jubilant McCoist in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

Viewers were also treated to the last-ever episode of Footballers' Wives, with a scene-stealing special guest appearance from Graham Norton and a jaw-dropping twist in its tail.

Sir Steve Redgrave beat Colin Jackson in an energy-sapping power pint contest that saw one lucky donor winning a trip to Munich's Ocktoberfest.

Catharine Tate, Ron Manager and Jon Culshaw provided comic relief from a series of incredibly powerful and poignant appeal films.

There was time for one final challenge as the Sport Relief tradition that is celebrity boxing returned.

Jack 'The Ripper' Osbourne beat Bradley 'Dynamite' McIntosh
Jack 'The Ripper' Osbourne beat Bradley 'Dynamite' McIntosh

Jack 'The Ripper' Osbourne took on former S Club 7 star Bradley 'Dynamite' McIntosh for the coveted Sport Relief light entertainment belt.

An evenly-matched contest was watched by an enthusiastic crowd as supporters of both men man roared their support.

Jack was announced as the winner after a unanimous judges decision but insisted: "There are no losers here, tonight we are all winners."

Couldn't agree more Jack, thanks for all your donations - and, please, keep them coming...


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