The BBC’s Sport Relief event had raised more than £40m for charitable causes by the end of its live TV show.
Gary Lineker, one of the hosts, said “a chunk” of the money would go to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The fundraising marathon – which helps vulnerable people in the UK and around the world – went ahead in front of a live studio audience in Salford despite the health crisis.
The BBC said it would do “everything possible to keep people safe”.
Match Of The Day presenter Lineker said the UK is living through “unprecedented times”, stressing that “never have the vulnerable” been more at risk.
He hosted the fundraiser alongside Paddy McGuinness, Alex Scott, Emma Willis, Rylan Clark-Neal, Oti Mabuse, Maya Jama and Tom Allen.
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