City to host huge charity favourite
SALFORD will host Sport Relief 2018.
The charity fundraiser will be broadcast live from the BBC One Dock 10 Studios at MedicaCityUK on March 23.
Held every other year, alternating with Red Nose Day, the last Sport Relief in 2016 raised £72.5m. It will be presented by Gary Lineker. Alice Webb, director of BBC North, said: “It is always humbling to see the public dig deep into their willpower and their wallets, achieving extraordinary feats to help those less fortunate for Sport Relief. “The north west is seriously passionate about sport and has a real sense of community making it the ideal new home for Sport Relief TV.”
Gary Lineker said: “It is an immense privilege to present Sport Relief and I have loved working with the charity over the years. Being familiar with Salford already thanks to Match of the Day I just know the programme will be given the warm welcome it deserves in the north.”