The BBC has announced that next year’s Sport Relief will be broadcast live from Salford.
It will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at MediaCityUK’s Dock 10 studios.
“Sport Relief brings people together across the country to do all sorts of sporting challenges and raise money for projects helping people live safer, healthier and fairer lives. With half the money being spent right here in the UK, it seems fitting the TV reflects that effort from all corners of the nation,” said Liz Warner, chief executive of Comic Relief.
“I am absolutely delighted the TV event will come from Salford this year. As the home of BBC Sport, it gives the night a true regional character and makes it more distinct from its sister Red Nose Day.”
Held every other year, alternating with Red Nose Day, the previous event raised £72.5m.
“It is an immense privilege to present Sport Relief and I have loved working with the charity over the years. Being familiar with Salford already thanks to Match of the Day I just know the programme will be given the warm welcome it deserves in the North,” added presenter Gary Lineker.
Sport Relief Night of TV is produced by BBC Studios. It is commissioned by Kate Phillips, controller, BBC Entertainment and executive editors Carl Doran and Clare Pizey.