Frankie Bridge battles through the Namib Desert as she reaches the last day of Sports Relief’s 100-mile hike
Frankie Bridge is feeling the pressure as the eight celebrities reach the last day of their 100-mile hike for the Sports Relief: The Heat Is On challenge.
The Saturday singer, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of herself fitted with walking equipment as she struggled through a sand dune, captioning the photo “keep walking “.
It comes after the group suffered a setback on Tuesday when Nick Grimshaw had to withdraw due to heat exhaustion, and returned on Wednesday after receiving medical clearance.
Bring it on! Frankie Bridge feels the pressure as the eight celebrities reach the last day of their 100-mile hike for Sports Relief
Frankie and the team – Karim Zeroual, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Louise Minchin, Rob Rinder and Samantha Womack – traversed the great dunes of the Namibian Desert on day three of the challenge and will now tackle 13 miles from the Skeleton Coast.
Before the hike, Frankie said, “I’ve never been to the desert before and don’t know what I’m doing and what I don’t need. The enormity of the whole is really starting to be felt.
“When I left the house I was scared and then I was really excited because I was with everyone and it was fun.
Tough: This comes after the group suffered a setback on Tuesday when Nick Grimshaw had to step down due to heat exhaustion, and returned on Wednesday after receiving medical clearance
Keep Walking: The Saturday singer, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of herself fitted with walking equipment as she struggled through a sand dune
“I got on the plane, slept and we got here, then we went to meet the Namibian ambassador which was great and now the reality is really starting to set in, we are literally going in the middle out of nowhere and it’s gonna be really tough and really hot I’m not sure I’m prepared for it yet.
Biting his lip, Frankie, who recently admitted to suffering from depression and a nervous breakdown at the age of 23, said one of his biggest problems was not having a phone signal for the trip .
She explained, “I won’t have any signals so I can’t talk to anyone at home, which is such a big global issue that I know of, but that’s what keeps you going in these things. “
Nick, meanwhile, returned to the penultimate day of Sport Relief’s final celebrity challenge, after being forced to miss a day due to heat exhaustion.
Ambitious: Frankie traversed the great dunes of the Namibian Desert on day three of the challenge and will now tackle 13 miles from the Skeleton Coast
The radio DJ, 35, joined the group on Wednesday after a day off, and after receiving the support team’s approval following a medical assessment.
The group worked as a team to make their way through the desert, making it through the scorching heat with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees.
They climbed 19 of the world’s tallest sand dunes during their busy day, but the effort was worth it as they made it through the midpoint of their expedition.
On Tuesday, Nick must have missed the second day of the trek as he succumbed to the extreme conditions as the group undertook the 100 mile trek through the Namib Desert in sweltering heat.
On the second day of Sport Relief: The Heat Is On, celebrities cycle for the first stage, parking their bikes for 24 miles on foot.
Nick was forced to abandon the 35-mile cycle, on medical advice, just before the finish line of the day due to heat exhaustion.
Following further advice and orders from the field support team, Nick had to pass the next part of the challenge before joining the celebrities at a later stage.
The challenge is being filmed for a special Sport Relief documentary which will air on BBC One in March.
Good cause: the challenge is being filmed for a special Sport Relief documentary which will air on BBC One in March