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19 September 2012

The Million Pound Charity Drop

Channel 4's recent series of The Million Pound Drop Celebrity Games specials raised a spectacular £700,000 for 14 different Paralympic and disability charities

The specials transmitted throughout the Olympic Games and featured Vic & Bob, Natalie Cassidy & Frankie Cocozza, Sara Cox & Alan Hayden Jones, Jonathan Edwards & Colin Jackson, Professor Green and Big Lew, Mark Foster and Rachel Riley, Joe Swash & Jessica Jane Clement, Debra Stephenson & Jon Culshaw, Martin & Roman Kemp, Steps, Dr Dawn & Dr Christian, Made in Chelsea's Hugo & Binky, Ade Adepitan & Iwan Thomas, Dave Berry & Lisa Snowdon, Jedward and Stuart Broad & James Anderson. The shows were produced by Remarkable Television, an Endemol Company.

Syeda Irtizaali, Entertainment Commissioning Editor said: "In collaboration with the Channel 4 Paralympics team, we included a number of charities that don't get quite as much attention so the money raised would really make a difference. We're hugely proud to have played our part in what has been an amazing summer for UK."

The charities that will benefit are: Aspire, British Blind Sport, British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association, British Paralympic Association, CP Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, Get Kids Going, Go Kids Go, Panathlon, Riding for the Disabled Association, Special Olympics Great Britain, Sportability, SportsAid, WheelPower

The new series of The Million Pound Drop returned last Friday with C4's The Last Leg's Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe playing as a pair for paralympic charities. London 2012 medal winning athletes Greg Rutherford and Louis Smith will also join host Davina McCall in the new series. The Million Pound Drop mobile app has also hit over 1 million downloads just 3 months after its launch.

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