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  • 11 February 2014, 9:05

Davina McCall Carried From Lake In Swim Scare

Davina McCall sparked fears for her health when she had to be dragged from a lake limp and with her head lolling.

The television presenter is attempting to cover 500 miles from Edinburgh to London by running, swimming and cycling for charity.

But she had to cling to her support team's kayak in Lake Windermerein Cumbria as she struggled to cope with exhaustion and the cold before she reached a jetty.

As organisers of the Sport Relief Challenge wrapped McCall up and carried her to safety, there were concerns she may have been suffering from hypothermia.

However, the 46-year-old was later photographed warming up in a hotel with a cup of hot chocolate.

McCall then indicated she was able to continue with her journey and was poised to have another stint of cycling.

In a message posted on Twitter, she said: "I'm OK. That was hairy. Thank you for all your support. I'm about to get on a bike."

McCall is not the only celebrity to have put herself through a draining challenge for charity.

David Walliams picked up stomach bugs during his swim down the River Thames, as well as developing sores from his wetsuit.

And two years ago comedian John Bishop was left in agony amid worries about stress fractures as he did back-to-back marathon distance runs en route from Paris to London.

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