Dan Walker: BBC Breakfast star speaks out amid 'bad news' on gruelling Kilimanjaro climb

Day four of the celebrity’s climb saw a host of stars battling to contend with various ailments as they continued their charity mission to the top. BBC Breakfast favourite Dan Walker, 41, praised his fellow famous hikers for keeping him going, saying: “It’s only because of this lot, this incredible bunch that we’re with that we’re all pulling through.” However, he went on to explain how he had to deliver a “bad news” to Little Mix star Jade Thirwall, 26. “I did have to give Jade, who is a wonderful human being, some bad news today,” he admitted.

“She’d mis-timed her diary and actually thought we were getting to the top of the mountain tomorrow,” Dan explained, adding: “We’ve actually got three more days up there.”

Jade, meanwhile, opened up on her difficulty coping with the extreme challenge.

“The last two hours have probably been the hardest,” she said.

“Last night, I was really sick, vomiting. I felt nauseous, had a bad tummy and a high temperature.

“I’m not sure if it was a bug or the altitude,” she continued. “Been taking tablets, didn’t sleep very well.”

The popstar said she also had a blister on her toe, quipping: “It’s just one thing after the other!

“Woke up this morning, feeling a lot better, everyone’s in good spirits,” Jade said. “It’s all worth it for this amazing cause.”

The day before, Dan said he was “carrying Jade’s entire make-up collection” for her.

“She’s got a massive mirror in her bag!” he added. “And a medical kit.”

The stars have embarked on the epic journey to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief and their trials and tribulations will be aired on the BBC in the run-up to Red Nose Day on March 15.

Among those on the climb are Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas, 58, Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong and Jade’s Little Mix bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 27.

Yesterday saw the team trek through the most remote part of the route yet as the terrain grew even more challenging.

They hiked through the Alpine desert to Pofu Camp, where they will be hoping to acclimatise after facing struggled with altitude sickness.

Countryfile favourite Anita Rani, 41, said: “I came down really badly with altitude sickness and believe me when I say it was unlike anything I’ve experienced before.

“I was feeling sick, I had a headache, I thought I was losing my mind.

“And yesterday I honestly thought I wasn’t going be able to carry on with the expedition, and that had me balling my eyes out like a small child,” she added.

source: express.co.uk