TV stars suffering on Comic Relief desert trek
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 February 2011
Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary and Lorraine Kelly have all been struck down by painful injuries as they battle to complete the gruelling 100-kilometre BT Red Nose Desert Trek
Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary and Lorraine Kelly have all been struck down with painful injuries in Kenya.
The telly trio - who are currently taking part in gruelling 100-kilometre BT Red Nose Desert Trek across the African country's inhospitable Kaisut Desert to raise vital funds for Comic Relief - are all suffering at the hands of the scorching heat.
'X Factor' star Olly has developed a painful case of chafing on his legs and groin area after walking 16 kilometres in just one morning yesterday (23.02.11).
He said: "It's a severe case of nappy rash! I've got a lot of chafing on my legs and it's really painful. I keep applying lubricant and cream to soothe it each morning but as soon as I put it on, we've got to start walking and the chafing starts all over again."
Meanwhile, TV presenter Dermot has had his aching blisters drained by a camp medic and the usually chirpy Lorraine Kelly is suffering from painful mouth ulcers.
However, despite being forced to return to base camp and receive treatment for blood blisters yesterday - which could have become infected if they didn't receive urgent medical attention - visually-impaired Radio 4 presenter Peter White has vowed to battle on and finish the tireless trek by Friday.
Peter said: "Come hell or high water I'm going to finish this trek on Friday. The medic that looked at my feet, who happens to be an ex-soldier, said he's seen squaddies removed from battle for having feet as bad as mine."
Having already reached the halfway point of the challenge - which will raise money through Comic Relief for disadvantaged people living in the UK and Africa - the team still have another 50 kilometres to go to complete the trek, with today (24.02.11) set to be the "longest and most exposed" yet.