Special Million Pound Drop charity shows were transmitted throughout the Olympic Games and had celebrity teams including, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson, Vic and Bob, Ade Adepitan and Iwan Thomas among many others. The money won on each show was for a Paralympic or disability related charity.
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
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 new series of The Million Pound Drop returns on Friday at 9pm 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.
For more information visit the Channel 4 website