Tim Lihoreau pulls 400lb piano across London

Classic FM’s breakfast host Tim Lihoreau has completed his challenge to pull a 400lb piano almost five miles across central London.

Tim pulled the upright piano from Classic FM’s studios in Leicester Square to the Royal Albert Hall, which is hosting the station’s Classic FM Live concert on Tuesday.

At 10am, Tim Lihoreau was waved off at the start of his four-hour marathon pull and then received by some much-needed support in Trafalgar Square from his fellow Classic FM presenters Moira Stuart, Charlotte Hawkins and Alan Titchmarsh.

Classic FM’s Piano Pull is the world’s longest piano pull – and was organised to raise money and awareness for Global’s Make Some Noise. Tim crossed the finish line at The Royal Albert Hall at 2pm, with the piano being donated to one of the projects and small charities which Global’s Make Some Noise supports.

Tim Lihoreau said: “If someone had told me a few months ago that I would be strapped to a piano like a cart horse, pulling it through the streets of London, I would never have believed them! I have been blown away by the incredible support that our listeners have shown me and I cannot thank them enough. With their donations, we have raised a fantastic of money which help some brilliant projects and small charities across the country.”

Classic FM presenter Charlotte Hawkins said: “What an amazing thing to do! I love the fact that Tim has done something nobody would have ever thought possible – to pull a piano half way across London. I mean it’s crazy, but hats off to him because it’s raising money for a fantastic cause so I’m delighted I was able to there to cheer him on and set him off on his way.”

Moira Stuart added: “It is magnificent, the amount of work he has put into this. I am amazed and so proud and humbled by what he has achieved. To think of the important people, those charities that need so much help and he just busted himself to get it done. Stallone and Schwarzenegger can give it up, the man is amazing. He is warm, he is wise, he is stronger than Superman. The man is perfection.”

So far, Tim has raised more than £42,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise.