A Radio 1 DJ helped inspire a ten-year-old city girl as she rowed eight miles for Red Nose Day.

Sophie Grubb set herself the challenge after listening to I’m A Celeb runner-up Jordan North, 32, on the radio.

The radio presenter rowed 100 miles from London to Burnley to raise money for Comic Relief

Sophie’s mother, Louisa, said: “She’d not done anything like this before.

“She heard Jordan North on the radio doing it for Comic Relief and just turned to me and said ‘I want to do that mummy’ and then she went and did it all in one morning.”

Worcester News: Sophie sets off on her eight-mile rowing challengeSophie sets off on her eight-mile rowing challenge

Sophie had very little rowing experience before the challenge, having only done a few sessions with her Brownie group.

Undeterred by this, the Tudor Grange Perdiswell Primary pupil, embarked on her eight-mile challenge on Sunday, March 13.

With equipment donated by Wychavon Kayak And Canoe Club Sophie set off from Diglis Basin, with the intention of reaching the Bridge Inn at Tibberton.

But by the time she had reached Worcester Rugby Club, Sophie, of Mayfield Avenue, was beginning to feel the toll of the challenge.

Mum Louisa added: “She had to get out at each bridge or lock to carry her boat over.

“She was exhausted by the time she got to Worcester Rugby Club but then she got a message from Jordan and she said ‘right then, let’s get this done’.

“She woke up crying the next day though as she was aching so much.

“I never thought she would do it. Every time I parked up to go and cheer her on, she was already way ahead of me.”

Worcester News: The message from Jordan North gave Sophie the push she needed to complete her challengeThe message from Jordan North gave Sophie the push she needed to complete her challenge

Sophie’s dad Neil messaged Jordan to tell him what she was doing and within minutes the Radio 1 DJ responded.

He said: “That’s amazing! Tell her I said hello and good luck with everything.”

Sophie had hoped to raise £50 but at the time of writing she has raised over £700.

Dad Neil said: “We are so proud of Sophie, she worked extremely hard and has raised a great amount which keeps on growing.”

To donate to Sophie’s fundraiser, visit her Just Giving page here.