Mark Wright and Kirsty Gallacher were all smiling on Sunday as they prepared for the grueling London Marathon.
The former TOWIE star, 36, and the TV presenter, 47, came together for the 26-mile run, where they will be joined by 40,000 participants.
The pair appeared in good spirits as they smiled for a selfie, captioning the photo: ‘We’re ready! @londonmarathon’.
Mark heads to the starting line and runs alongside FLORA for the Making Healthy Switches campaign, while Kirsty is for The Royal Marsden Hospital, a specialist cancer treatment hospital.
EastEnders’ Natalie Cassidy is also gearing up to take the grand route, having joined Chris Evans before taking on the challenge.
Finished! Mark Wright and Kirsty Gallacher were all smiling on Sunday as they prepared for the grueling London Marathon
Start: Mark goes to the starting line and runs with FLORA for the Making Healthy Switches campaign
Taking to Instagram, the pair was beaming with excitement as they made their way to the start line.
Natalie wrote, “The best person to see on marathon day. @chrisevanstfi LET’S DO THIS. WE’RE ALL SO LUCKY TO HAVE TO DO THIS TODAY.”
Natalie will be running the race in honor of her late EastEnders co-star Barbara Windsor, who died in 2020 at age 83 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
She also walks in honor of Barbara widow Scott Mitchell.
The actor, 60, proved he was ready for the day ahead as he placed his hands on his hips and flashed a big smile for the cameras.
Adele Roberts, who is aiming to be the first woman with an ileostomy to run a marathon, also crossed her path.
The radio presenter was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer in October 2021, but was cleared in June last year. Part of her treatment was getting an ostomy pouch, which she still lives with.
Adele seemed ready to go when she met her Richard Whitehead MBE before the race.
Richard is a double gold medalist and Paralympic champion, running his 77th marathon.
While having their photo taken, they wrote: ‘On to the starting line!’.
On the road: EastEnders’ Natalie Cassidy is also gearing up to take the grand route, who came along with Chris Evans before taking on the challenge
Peace: Chris seemed excited for the challenge at hand as he presented the cameras with peace signs
Excited: The pair took to Instagram beaming with excitement as they made their way to the starting line
Inspiration: Adele Roberts, who is trying to be the first woman with an ileostomy to run a marathon, also crossed her path
All done! Jake Quickenden was also race-ready, wearing a brightly colored neon running ensemble
Here they go! Meanwhile, EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt also got ready at the start of the race, beaming alongside his son at the starting line
Happy: Adam was all smiles as he made his way to the starting line
In honor: Also running in Barbara Windsor’s honor is her widow Scott, who seemed ready for the day when he put his arms on his hips
Jake Quickenden was also race-ready, wearing a brightly colored neon running ensemble.
Although he had difficulties that day, Union J’s Josh Cuthbert admitted that not only was his train “cancelled” but he “could barely walk.”
Taking to his Instagram Stories on Saturday night, Josh confirmed he was “having a nightmare.”
He wrote, “14 more hours until the marathon and I can barely walk.
“I had a “sports massage” on Thursday and since then I have had the worst pain in the sole of my left foot.
“Every time I walk, it hurts, to the point that I can’t put much weight on it. I freeze it and take ibuprofen and gel it and then I hope tomorrow will be ok.
“I also have numbing gel. But yeah, this isn’t ideal.
Meanwhile, EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt also got ready at the start of the race, beaming alongside his son at the starting line.
Too bad: Although he had some difficulties on the day, Union J’s Josh Cuthbert admitted that not only was his train ‘cancelled’, he was ‘barely able to walk’
Not happy: Josh took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday night and confirmed he was ‘having a nightmare’
As the celebs get ready along with 40,000 other races, it will be the first time since 2019 that the marathon will take place in April.
For the past three years, the event has been held in October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The London Marathon route has remained largely the same since 1981.
The participants start in Greenwich, the neutral location for measuring all time zones around the world.
At the halfway point, the runners pass the Cutty Sark and the Shard before crossing Tower Bridge.
They will then run along Victoria Embankment to Westminster, past the London Eye, before heading towards Canary Wharf.
On the way to the final stretch, the runners pass Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. They then turn onto The Mall and head towards the finish line, which is located near Buckingham Palace.
The London Marathon is broadcast live on BBC One.
The broadcast of the elite races starts at 8.30am and the main show starts at 10am.
Fans can also follow the event via BBC iPlayer.