Children in Need: BBC presenters race across the region

Pudsey and Ellie Crisell
Pudsey and BBC South East Today presenter Ellie Crisell joined the teams at the secret location

BBC Radio Kent has won Friday's race across south-east England for Children In Need.

Breakfast show teams from BBC Radios Kent, Sussex and Surrey started at their respective studios before making their way to Wakehurst Place botanic gardens in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Inspired by the TV programme Race Across the World, they had to travel as quickly and cheaply as possible.

BBC Radio Sussex came second and BBC Radio Surrey finished last.

Having set off at 08:30 GMT, Kent arrived at Wakehurst Place at 16:30, Sussex three minutes later, and Surrey finished at 17:15.

Danny Pike on the train with Pudsey
BBC Sussex's morning show presenter Danny Pike travelled with Pudsey

The teams had to use public transport or walk.

BBC Radio Sussex's Danny Pike and Will Flockton managed to persuade a driving instructor to get their pupil to take them to Pevensey in East Sussex during a lesson.

Each county squad stopped at two primary schools as checkpoints along the way where they picked up pictures of Pudsey that the schools had decorated.

Map and BBC presenter
Teams from BBC Radios Kent, Sussex and Surrey made their ways to what was initially a secret location

The teams shared their challenges throughout the day on the BBC local radio stations, on social media and on BBC South East Today on BBC One at 18:30 GMT.

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