A team of fundraisers from BBC Radio Sussex and BBC South East have completed a 61-mile pier-to-pier trek to raise money for Children In Need.

The challenge saw the team complete the long-distance walk over five days from Town Pier in Gravesend, Kent, towards Eastbourne Pier.

Crowds gathered and cheered as the team, accompanied by Pudsey Bear, crossed the finishing line at the Sussex pier.

Speaking after completing the trek, BBC South East’s Stuart Maisner told the BBC: “The best bit has been meeting the public who lined the streets wishing us well and cheering us on.”

Along the trip, the team met well-wishers, charity fundraisers and schoolchildren.

The challenge was part of a campaign championed by Joe Wicks, who encouraged everyone to walk, talk and raise money for charity.

The Argus: Teams from the BBC completed the 61-mile journey to Eastbourne PierTeams from the BBC completed the 61-mile journey to Eastbourne Pier

This year’s Children In Need raised more than £35 million following its annual fundraising show.

Hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford revealed that £35,273,167 had been pledged when the BBC appeal show, in its 42nd year, ended yesterday.

The Argus: Pudsey Bear, the mascot of BBC Children In NeedPudsey Bear, the mascot of BBC Children In Need (Image: BBC)

During the show, Millie Gibson was announced as the latest companion for Doctor Who.

The 18-year-old Coronation Street actress said it was a “gift of a role, and a dream come true” and she would try and fill the boots of the 14 other companions to the Doctor.

She will star opposite Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who takes over as the Doctor in 2023.