Comic Relief as Alesha Dixon completes gruelling Mount Kilimanjaro climb

POP star Alesha Dixon is use to climbing the charts and scaling the heights. Now she s on top of the world after conquering Mount Kilimanjaro out in Africa. The dancing queen from WGC and her celeb buddies have completed their gruelling trek up Africa s h

POP star Alesha Dixon is use to climbing the charts and scaling the heights.

Now she's on top of the world after conquering Mount Kilimanjaro out in Africa.

The dancing queen from WGC and her celeb buddies have completed their gruelling trek up Africa's highest point in aid of Comic Relief.

They reached the snow covered summit of the world's highest free-standing mountain in the early hours of yesterday (Saturday) morning.


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With a red nose due to the biting wind and sub-zero temperatures, former Monk's Walk School pupil Alesha was the last of the nine stars to reach the top.

In a staggered approach to the peak, GMTV presenter Ben Shephard led the group and was first up.

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He was followed by Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, TV presenter Denise van Outen and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.

Next came Cheryl's Girls Aloud colleague Kimberley Walsh, Boyzone heartthrob Ronan Keating, Take That singer Gary Barlow and Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Chris Moyles.

Alesha brought up the rear and was the ninth climber up the Tanzanian volcano.

According to the Comic Relief blog, Alesha struggled in the final hours but pluckily carried on despite the pain.

The blog says: "Alesha had the toughest time and fell behind the group, having to stop to address severe muscle pain and the effects of the altitude.

"But determined not to let the group down, she ploughed on at a snail's pace, arriving a gruelling two hours after the others, collapsing in a heap at the top."

The climb has raised more than �1.4m for Comic Relief.

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