Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh described today how their hatred of camping might affect their charity trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Girls Aloud beauties will leave the glitz & glam of super-stardom behind as they elected to climb Africa’s highest mountain for Red Nose Day, and will climb for a gruelling eight days as they attempt to reach the summit.
The pair will be sharing a tent with R’n’B singer Alesha Dixon, and said they were not all that keen on the idea of camping.
Cheryl said: “I can’t think of anything worse,” when asked if she was a keen camper and Kimberley added: “We’re not like festival girls. We don’t do camping at all so that is a real personal challenge for us.“
Cheryl also pointed out that the fundraising efforts of their band-mates on the ground would spur them onto climb the mountain, proceeds of which will go towards providing people in Africa with mosquito nets that could protect them against Malaria, which is fatal.
She also said: “I actually put myself forward for this so the rest of the girls were all like ‘what were you thinking’…but they’re all really supportive and will be going to rednoseday.com and supporting us and watching the climb and raising money for us, which is amazing.”
Cheryl and Kimberley will be joined by Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Ben Shephard, Chris Moyles, Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton and Ronan Keating for the climb, which will be filmed and aired in the run up to Red Nose Day on March 13.