|David Walliams on Final Push through West London|
Londoners urged to cheer him on and help raise a million pounds
It's the final day - and on Monday morning, David Walliams is in the Thames at Teddington at 7am with 15 miles to go past West London's riverbanks the grand finish at Westminster.
As he is now in tidal waters, David will be swimming to Richmond this morning, then taking a break until the tide turns.
He is expected to set off again at around 2.30pm from Kew Bridge, reaching Westminster at 6pm, with Hammersmith and Putney Bridges some time between 3pm and 4pm. We'll bring you more exact timings as we have them, and you can also follow David's progress minute by minute on Twitter at #thamesswim.
Sport Relief are urging Londoners to come out in their thousands to cheer David on today and also to boost his fund-raising total from an already astonishing £822,000 to a million pounds.
Commenting on the riverside support David said:
Here's what happened on Sunday:
Day seven - the penultimate day of The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames. At 8pm David arrives at Teddington Lock to be greeted by his ever supportive wife Lara Stone.
Looking back so far:
Day 4 - the pain is showing
BT is giving £40,000 a day to support David’s swim as part of the £1million it has committed to raise in support of The BT Sport Relief challenges - a series of celebrity challenges sponsored by BT for Sport Relief 2012. BT is also asking people to join in and become part of David’s swim by ‘trunking’ – posting pictures of themselves donning goggles and a swimming pose in a take on the latest internet craze ‘planking’.