Look North trio to push sofa from Filey to Scarborough

 Amy Garcia, Harry Gration and Paul Hudson on the  Look North sofa in York (photo by Claire Wood)

Amy Garcia, Harry Gration and Paul Hudson on the  Look North sofa in York (photo by Claire Wood)

BBC Look North’s presenters have found another use for the sofa they sit on during the programme.

They are to push it from Filey to Scarborough on 17 March.

In between, Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson will also shove it to Gristhorpe, Lebberston, Cayton and Osgodby - a total of nine miles.

It is part of a tour of 50 places in Yorkshire and Derbyshire to mark the programme’s 50th anniversary and raise funds for Sport Relief.

All together, Harry, Amy and Paul will push, pull and drag the sofa for 100 miles over eight days.

It has been fitted with brakes and steering.

Harry said: “The sofa is synonymous with Look North. Pulling it isn’t going to be easy but I’m looking forward to exploring the region, particularly the route from Filey to Scarborough as I love that area. And I always enjoy getting out and about to meet our viewers; that’s what it’s all about”.

There will be coverage all week during Look North bulletins, online and on social media. Evening bulletins will carry reports which focus on a decade of Look North’s history. 

The Look North team has taken part in various Sport Relief challenges in previous years. In 2016, Harry and Paul walked three-legged for 139 miles, raising over £300,000. In 2014, Harry and Amy raised £250,000 when they rode a tandem bicycle 280 miles across the region.

Follow @bbcsofa @bbclooknorth and @bbcnorthpr for the full route and regular updates.