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Last Updated: Friday, 9 July, 2004, 15:20 GMT 16:20 UK
A great night in
FIVE HOURS OF BBC TELEVISION
Cilla Black hosts Superstars
Latest total: 11,078,359
Armchair sport fans are enjoying a five-hour television spectacular for Sport Relief.

Football, rugby, athletics, motor racing and boxing are all on the box - but the best viewing of all tonight has been the rapidly rising sum of money raised so far for Sport Relief.

When the programme closed at 0030 BST on Sunday, an incredible total of 11,078,359 had rolled in, with more than 900,000 of that total raised interactively through online and interactive television users.

Gary Lineker and Gaby Logan hosted the first-half festivities from BBC Television Centre in London, with Jamie Theakston and Tess Daley looking after part two.

Here are some of the highlights of Saturday's show:

CELEBRITY BOXING

Sid Owen (left) takes on Ben Fogle
BBC One 2200 BST
Ben "The Bear" Fogle outpointed Sid "The Snake" Owen in an intriguing celebrity clash which prompted more than 130,000 text votes.

But Country File presenter Fogle's superior fitness helped sway the vote in his favour, with 68% of texts giving him the fight.

Former EastEnders actor Owen had fancied his chances, having dabbled with the sport as a youngster.

But he ran out of steam in a frenzied fight as Fogle was crowned the undisputed people's champion.

RUGBY VERSUS FOOTBALL

Will Greenwood combines two disciplines
BBC One 2330 BST

"Ooh, Becksy, suits you".

Only Ron Manager could be brave and bold enough to pose the questions the football really wanted to hear.

In his first dabble in the role of chat-show presenter, Big Ron talked to the England captain about life in Madrid, playing for England and his favourite text messages.

The results were predictably hilarious and ultimately unmissable.

RON MANAGER AND DAVID BECKHAM

David Beckham meets Ron Manager
BBC One 2235 BST

Football came out on top as five Premiership players took on five international rugby stars in a battle to prove whose sport is the greatest.

Games specially designed to highlight the skills of both disciplines produced some nail-biting results, with two Lee Sharp saves clinching it for Football in a thrilling penalty shoot-out.

Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe and Chelsea's Dutch defender Mario Melchiot were joined in the football team by Aston Villa and Wales defender Marc Delaney and his former Villa team-mate Dion Dublin.

Ex-Manchester United and England winger Sharpe came out of retirement to complete the football five.

Stellar names from the world of rugby included England pair Matt Dawson and Will Greenwood, who competed alongside Wales captain Colin Charvis and Ireland star Gordon D'Arcy.

Former Wigan rugby league winger Martin Offiah completed the line-up.

Eamonn Holmes presented the clash of the sporting Titans, with expert analysis and banter provided by football's Graeme Le Saux and rugby's Brian Moore.

SUPERSTARS: BATTLE OF THE CHANNELS

THE TEAMS
BBC: Nigel Harman, captain (EastEnders' Dennis Rickman actor), Andrew Marr (newsreader), Fearne Cotton (TV presenter), Sarah Manners (Casualty's Bex), Nick Knowles (TV presenter)
ITV: Pete Waterman, captain (Pop Idol judge), Claire Sweeney (actress/TV presenter), Mark Austin (newsreader), Katie Derham (newsreader), Andy Whyment (Coronation Street's Kirk)
Channel 4: Richard Whiteley, captain (Countdown presenter), Brian Dowling (Big Brother), Sunetra Sarker (Anji from No Angels), Caprice (model/actress). One other TBC .
Channel 5: Quentin Wilson, captain (TV presenter), Vicki Butler-Henderson (Fifth Gear), Donal MacIntyre (investigative reporter), Lara Lewington (Five News weather presenter), Matthew Wright (The Wright Stuff presenter).

BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five went head-to-head for the first time for the title of Britain's fastest and fittest channel in a star-studded episode of Superstars.

EastEnders actor Nigel Harman captained the BBC team to glory, with Nick Knowles producing a sprint finish in the 2x200m relay to clinch victory over ITV.

Pop Idol judge Pete Waterman was captain of the ITV team.

The Channel Four team, captained by Richard 'Countdown' Whitely, were third and Quentin Wilson's Five team trailed in last.

Captains did not compete, but managed a team of four (two girls and two boys) battling it out in the pool, the gym and on the track.

Cilla Black hosted the games from Guildford and trackside reporting came from Clare Balding.

Four visits on the night saw the teams competing in swimming, gym tests, 100 metres and the thrilling 4x200 metre relay finale.

THEY THINK IT'S A QUESTION OF SPORT

Stephen Fry presents They Think It's A Question of Sport
His 19 goals in 61 games make him Scotland's second highest scorer of all time. Just behind own goal
Presenter Stephen Fry on Ally McCoist
In the words of presenter Stephen Fry: "the world's first genetically modified sports quiz".

Two of Britain's favourite sport TV shows went head-to-head in a thrilling battle of wits.

And the predictable outcome was a draw!

Sue Barker led the Question of Sport team, ably assisted by the show's regular captains Ally McCoist and Frankie Dettori.

On the opposite side were the team from They Think It's All over; captained by Nick Hancock and completed by Phil Tufnell and Phil Jupitus.

The best features of both shows were represented in a new shared format as the teams tackled What Happened Next, the 60-Second Round and Feel The Sportsman.

There was also Don't Let Them Breed, a cunning marriage of convenience between the Picture Board and Mystery Sportsmen rounds from the two shows.

And, to wrap up a fascinating show, Hancock and McCoist ran the gauntlet against the Gladiators.

STRICTLY COME DANCING

Tess Daley and Bruce Forsythe present the celebrity dancing
Strictly Come Dancing has already raised a staggering 500,000 for Sport Relief, thanks to viewers' votes during the series.

To celebrate the success of the show, winning dance partners Natasha Kaplinski and Brendan Cole were be in the studio for a very special routine.

Runners-up Christopher Parker and Hannah Karttunen and rugby star Martin Offiah and his partner Erin Boag joined them as the three pairs displayed their burgeoning ballroom skills to a medley of sports themes.

STARS IN FAST CARS

Jodi Kidd and Jeremy Clarkson are among the stars in fast cars
BBC Two 2100 BST
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson went bumper to bumper with Jodie Kidd, Alan Davies, Patrick Kielty, Darren Jordan and Jimmy Carr in a series of tyre-screechingly fast paced challenges designed to test their pedal power to the max.

Among the highlights were a classic car race around the circuit, car-skittles and a double-decker banger challenge.

Richard Hammond and James May presided over the action and offered their usual critique on contestants' skill levels.


With music from Rachel Stevens, Lionel Richie and Badly Drawn Boy, a stunning Wayne Rooney debut from impressionist Jon Culshaw and some monkey business from Monkey himself, Sport Relief Saturday provided an unforgettable five-hour television feast.





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