Welwyn Garden City's Alesha Dixon flies out ahead of Comic Relief climb

WGC stunner Alesha Dixon has flown out to Tanzania ahead of her mountain climb challenge in aid of Comic Relief. The singing star left Britain with GMTV presenter Ben Shephard ahead of the rest of the stars to see how the Red Nose Day money was being spe

WGC stunner Alesha Dixon has flown out to Tanzania ahead of her mountain climb challenge in aid of Comic Relief.

The singing star left Britain with GMTV presenter Ben Shephard ahead of the rest of the stars to see how the Red Nose Day money was being spent in the country.

Fellow celebrities Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles, Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton, Gary Barlow, Kimberley Walsh and Ronan Keating are now en route to Africa.

The team is set to begin the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro - which stands 19,340ft above sea level - on Sunday morning.

Support has already been phenomenal, with more than �460,000 raised so far.

The Tanzania High Commission has said the challenge had contributed to tourism growth in Tanzania and increased employment opportunities in the local economy.

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Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

It will take the celebrity climbers an exhausting eight-day trek to reach the summit.

Each gruelling moment will be captured for a documentary, recording every bump, slip and trip from the base camp to the summit.

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