Katie Price, Chris Evans and Gordon Ramsay are all also taking part
The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon has arguably its most star-studded elite field ever and a stellar list of famous runners will celebrate the Spirit of London on Sunday 22 April.
Among those famous faces taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon are The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and comedian Joel Dommett who are both running for the 2018 Charity of the Year, Teenage Cancer Trust.
A whole host of BBC Radio DJs will be among the thousands of participants this year, headed up by Radio 2’s breakfast show presenter Chris Evans who is again running for BBC Children In Need.
BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts, who ran her first London Marathon last year, is running again and will be on hand to offer some last-minute advice to her colleagues Scott Mills and Dev Griffin who are making their debuts. All three are running for Heads Together.
After watching his daughter, Megan, complete the London Marathon last year, Gordon Ramsay makes a return to the streets of London and he will be running alongside his wife Tana and their twins Jack and Holly. They are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
There is a further culinary theme to this year’s event with a Baker’s Dozen of former Great British Bake Off contestants taking part including Series 4 winner Frances Quinn and Selasi Gbormittah. To see the full details of the other members of the team click here.
Golden Globe nominated actress Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Fraser in Outlander is running to raise funds for Children With Cancer while Bertie Carvel (The Old Vic), Hollyoaks actor Davinia Taylor (Mind), Gogglebox’s Baasit Siddiqui (Cash for Kids) and BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth will also be on the start line.
As usual, there will be a whole host of sportsmen and women lining up to take on the marathon including former England footballer and current Southend United manager Chris Powell (Prostate Cancer UK) and Olympic medallists Hannah MacLeod (Beat Eating Disorders), Chris Newton (Anthony Nolan), Cassie Patten, Mel Wilson (SportsAid), Alex Partridge (SportsAid) and Iwan Thomas (Macmillan Cancer Support).
Rugby League legends Keith Senior (The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust) and Kevin Sinfield (Prostate Cancer UK) plus union favourite Shane Williams (Velindre Cancer Care) are back for another year as is Paralympic champion Danny Crates (SportsAid) while former European and Commonwealth boxing champion Rendall Munroe (Bodie Hodges Foundation) will be making his debut.
Jonathan Pearce and Charlie Webster are usually on the other side of the camera interviewing the sports stars but they both return to the London Marathon.
BBC Match of the Day commentator Pearce is running his sixth London Marathon for The Lily Foundation while Webster is running for Malaria No More – a charity very close to her heart. The sports presenter nearly died of the disease in Rio de Janeiro after completing a 3,000-mile bike ride from the UK to Brazil in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics.
For a full list of the celebrities running the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, click here.