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Celebrities tackle the Boat Race for charity

Celebrities took to the Thames to help raise funds for Cancer Research.

Ore Oduba and Vernon Kay were among the celebrities who raced each other to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The stars took to the water as the best rowers from Oxford and Cambridge competed in the annual Boat Race.

Celebs preparing for the Boat Race (Cancer Research UK/PA)
Celebs preparing for the Boat Race (Cancer Research UK/PA)

Coached by Olympic rowing champions Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell, Strictly Come Dancing star Ore, presenter Vernon, comedian Mark Watson and swimmer Rebecca Adlington donned pink and purple suits to go head to head as part of the charity’s Pull Together campaign.

After each crew apparently tried to outdo each other in catching crabs and losing their oars rather than racing, Team Redgrave eventually surged ahead to win the race by a nose.

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