PICTURES: BBC Look North stars roll into Chesterfield for Big 50 Sofa Challenge

Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson from BBC Look North pictured at the start of the Chesterfield leg of their Sport Relief Big 50 Sofa Challenge from the Market Place on Wednesday morning. Picture by Anne Shelley.
Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson from BBC Look North pictured at the start of the Chesterfield leg of their Sport Relief Big 50 Sofa Challenge from the Market Place on Wednesday morning. Picture by Anne Shelley.

BBC Look North stars Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson visited Chesterfield today as part of their Big 50 Sofa Challenge.

They are taking a specially-adapted sofa to 50 locations in just eight days, meeting viewers and raising funds for Sport Relief and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Look North.

The trio are pushing, pulling and dragging the sofa and plan to cross the finish line in the market town of Otley tomorrow.

The event is the latest in a long line of challenges undertaken by the presenters.

In 2016, Harry and Paul walked three-legged for 139 miles raising more than £300,000.

Two years later, Harry and Amy raised £250,000 when they travelled on a tandem bicycle for 280 miles across the region.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Weatherman Paul said: “Both our previous challenges – the tandem bike ride and the three-legged challenge – were really successful and this challenge will once again raise money for Sport Relief.”

To make a £5 donation to Sport Relief text the word SOFA to 70205.

Full details of the route are available HERE and you can follow the trio’s progress live on Twitter @BBCSofa

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.

Picture by Anne Shelley.