London Marathon 2019: The celebrities joining Chris Evans and Mark Wright

Chris Edwards
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Chris Evans will be running his fifth London marathon (PA Images)

The London Marathon will see 40,000 runners take to the streets of the capital – and they’ll be joined by a host of famous faces as they run to raise money for different charities.

Among the celebrities participating is Virgin Radio presenter Chris Evans, who will be running the marathon for a fifth time in support of his chosen charity Children in Need.

He’ll be joined by TV presenters Mark Wright, Kirsty Gallagher, Helen Skelton, Jenni Falconer and Charlie Webster. Bake Off winner Candice Brown, marathon regular Nell McAndrew, and YouTuber Saffron Barker will also take on the 26.2 mile run.

On the comedian front, Adbullah Afzal, Rob Deering, Ed Gamble, Paul Tonkinson will also be putting their bodies to the test.

The long list of sports personalities taking part include cyclists Matt Brammeier and his wife Nikki, footballers Marcus Bean and Paul Konchesky, retired womens’ footballer Katie Chapman, and hockey player Hannah Macleod.

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TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher
TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher

Joining them are former Wimbledon winner Amélie Mauresmo, triple Olympic medal cyclist Chris Newton and rugby league star Jamie Peacock MBE, football commentator Jonathan Pearce, and former rugby league player Keith Senior.

TOWIE newcomer Saffron Lemprier will also get in on the action, with singer Laura Wright and actors Leon Ockenden and Cel Spellman set to hit the streets as well.

Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell will be running in support of Dementia Revolution, where he’ll be joined by her former EastEnders co-stars Jake Wood, Adam Woodyatt, Kellie Shirley. Jake Wood, Emma Barton, Natalie Cassidy, Tanya Franks, Jamie Borthwick and Jane Slaughter make up the rest of the BBC soap’s group, who hope to raise £100,000 for the charity.

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Mitchell hoped that his wife Windsor – who is suffering from Alzheimer’s – would be able to watch him run in the marathon, but during an appearance on Good Morning Britain today, he revealed that her current condition will prevent her from attending.