Jo Brand looked ‘absolutely knackered’ on South Yorkshire hike

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Comedienne Jo Brand looked ‘absolutely knackered’ as she trekked through South Yorkshire as part of her coast-to-coast walking challenge, according to one supporter.

The 58-year-old is currently ‘swapping her sofa for 150 miles of hell’ to walk from Hull to Liverpool in a bid to raise money for Sport Relief.

Handout photo of Jo Brand in Hull as she sets off on Day One of her BT Sport Relief Challenge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 22, 2016. Brand is setting off on a Sport Relief challenge which will see her walk 150 miles coast-to-coast, from Hull to Liverpool, in seven days. See PA story CHARITY Brand. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Handout photo of Jo Brand in Hull as she sets off on Day One of her BT Sport Relief Challenge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 22, 2016. Brand is setting off on a Sport Relief challenge which will see her walk 150 miles coast-to-coast, from Hull to Liverpool, in seven days. See PA story CHARITY Brand. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Brand walked 21 miles from Laxton, in East Yorkshire, to Thorne in Doncaster, on Saturday with comic Alan Davies, and on Sunday she trekked from Thorne to Harlington with TV presenter Gabby Logan.

Yesterday she made her way from Harlington to Langsett, near Penistone, with comedian Lee Mack.

Supporter Richard Moss said he took time from his miller duties at Worsbrough Mill, in Barnsley, to cheer her on.

Richard said: “Jo looked absolutely knackered. She had to stop for some physio when I saw her, the walking must be taking its toll.

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand being joined by Alan Davies for the second day of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2016. Day two started at Laxton travelling through Saltmarsh, skelton and around the river Ouse in the morning heading towards day two end at Thorne, South Yorkshire. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand being joined by Alan Davies for the second day of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2016. Day two started at Laxton travelling through Saltmarsh, skelton and around the river Ouse in the morning heading towards day two end at Thorne, South Yorkshire. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

“She had a lot of support, though. There was a mass of people walking with her. At least 45 people and lots of cameramen.

“It was a great atmosphere. But anyone wanting to join for a quiet walk might as well forget it.”

Shortly after, Jo and Lee called in for a pit-stop at Wigfield Farm to meet around 120 students from Barnsley College – and the farm’s meerkats.

Liz Squires, of the farm, said the stars signed autographs and posed in ‘selfie’ photographs with land studies pupils.

Comedian Jo Brand sets off from Barton in Humber, with a crossing of the Humber Bridge, on the first day of her Hell Of A Walk challenge for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 22, 2016. She's planning on walking 150 miles in seven days from the England's east coast across to Liverpool. See PA story CHARITY Brand. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

Comedian Jo Brand sets off from Barton in Humber, with a crossing of the Humber Bridge, on the first day of her Hell Of A Walk challenge for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 22, 2016. She's planning on walking 150 miles in seven days from the England's east coast across to Liverpool. See PA story CHARITY Brand. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

She said: “We had all the students in the yard to meet her and she definitely got a warm welcome.

“Jo and Lee Mack fed our meerkats too, which was really good. It was an exciting start to the week.”

Liz added: “Jo did look tired, but she was determined.”

The BT-sponsored challenge will see Brand climb to 1,500ft across the Pennines as she walks from dawn to dusk for seven days, burning around 6,000 calories each day.

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire  as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 24, 2016.  Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 24, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The journey will be recorded for a BBC documentary to be broadcast in the run-up to the Sport Relief weekend, which is taking place from March 18 to 20.

On the challenge, Jo said: “Every morning I sit here smiling and looking forward to the day.

“By four o’clock a dark vacuum has fallen inside my head and a great fat gloom descends upon me. All I want to do is lie down and cry but I won’t because I refuse to cry in public. So just imagine me up in my room at about 11pm, sobbing and holding my leg.”

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire  as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 24, 2016.  Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Comic Relief handout photo of Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 24, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian Tuttle/Comic Relief/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire,  as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire, as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire, meets the locals as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Jo Brand in Thorne, South Yorkshire, meets the locals as she starts off on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Jo Brand with Gabby Logan outside Doncaster race track  on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Jo Brand with Gabby Logan outside Doncaster race track on Day 3 of her 150 mile walk from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief