SARA Cox will be doing her part for Sport Relief as battles it out on the water in the Clash of the Channels boat race.

The Bolton radio DJ will be part of the BBC team racing ITV in Salford Quays next week.

The BBC rowers are made up of Sara, BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker, Top Gear's Rory Reid, newsreader Sophie Raworth, Countryfile's Ellie Harrison and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin.

The ITV team includes Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, TOWIE star Ferne McCann, Coronation Street's Nicola Thorp, Emmerdale's Chris Bisson, Benidorm's Jake Canuso and Love Island star Chris Hughes.

Sir Steve Redgrave, who will be providing expert advice to the group, said: “Training for such a synchronised team sport like rowing is going to be a huge challenge for all of them.

"They’ll need explosive energy, stamina and a great sense of timing, so anything could happen.

Both teams have got world-class captains to lead them to the finish line."