Scott Mills signs up for Children In Need challenge at BBC Radio 2

After a week of presenting afternoons on BBC Radio 2, Scott Mills has signed up for a 24-hour treadmill challenge for BBC Children in Need.

The Great Scott TreadMills Challenge will see Scott walking, jogging and running for a day to raise money for the BBC charity.

Scott announced the news during breakfast with Zoe Ball, joined by Ken Bruce live in the studio too.

The challenge will launch at 8.20am on Wednesday 16 November, finishing at 8.30am on Thursday 17 November, and will be broadcast live on Radio 2, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds for the full 24 hours.


During the challenge, Radio 2 presenters will be broadcasting their regular shows live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London where it’s all taking place. Zoe Ball (6.30-9.30am), Ken Bruce (9.30am-12pm), Jeremy Vine (12-2pm), Sara Cox (4-7pm), Jo Whiley (7-10pm), Trevor Nelson (10pm-12am), OJ Borg (12-4am), Nicki Chapman (4-6.30am) and, to finish, The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show will be keeping Scott energised and motivated through his final few hours.

Scott will also be broadcasting his own afternoon show live whilst undertaking the challenge. Plus he’ll be joined across the 24 hours by a whole host of special guests to provide even more support and encouragement as they walk and run with him on one of the four other treadmills that will be set up alongside his.

Scott Mills says: “As the newbie here at Radio 2, I just hope I can step up to this epic challenge for BBC Children in Need. I can’t let the side down for the station, especially after seeing the incredible feats of endurance in previous years by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joe Wicks and Rylan. To get in shape, I’m walking, doing lots and lots of walking!”

Helen Thomas, Head of BBC Radio 2, says: “What better way to welcome Scott Mills to the Radio 2 family by inviting him to undertake the network’s annual 24 hour challenge for BBC Children in Need this November. Go for it Scott, we’re supporting you all the way!”