The Hell and High Water team of celebs will tackle the Zambezi

The Hell and High Water team of celebs will tackle the Zambezi

Gear brand Craghoppers will provide protective clothing for a bunch of celebrities who plan to paddle the Zambezi river to raise cash for Comic Relief.

Dara O’ Briain, Melanie C, Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu and Greg James will endure a five-day ordeal which will see them attempt to travel 111km under their own steam down the African river for Red Nose Day.

Craghoppers will provide them with waterproof jackets and clothes from its NosiLife collection, which has permanent insect repellent.

Along the way the celebs are expected to encounter dangerous creatures such as crocodiles and lethal snakes, as well as having to cope with camping on cliff-tops and damp soggy riverbanks.

They are also likely to have to put up with sweltering 30-degree heat, torrential downpours and the threat of malaria-carrying mosquitoes often rife in tropical regions,

Leading travel and outdoor clothing brand Craghoppers is proud to collaborate once again with Comic Relief on their Red Nose Day challenge.

Craghoppers is giving its support to a team of six courageous celebrities who are pushing themselves to the limit and taking on the Zambezi River to raise money for Comic Relief with the BT Red Nose Challenge: Hell and High Water.

The half dozen hope to raise £1m to help children in Zambia go to school.

Organisers said this could pay for life-changing education for thousands of vulnerable girls, for whom it means an escape from poverty and safety from child marriage and pregnancy.

Any extra money raised will help those living tough lives across the UK and the rest of Africa.

The journey will be captured on film for a documentary which will be broadcast in the run-up to Red Nose Day on 15 March.