Celebs hitting the right note so TeamPB marathon runners can hit the streets

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DJs Edith Bowman and Fearne Cotton are just two celebrities who are recommending their top tunes to people running the London Virgin Marathon for The Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care, together known as TeamPB.

From Edith's choice of the Arctic Monkey's 'Dancing Shoes' to Fearne's 'Black Country Road' by David Bowie, their selection of songs will keep runners pounding the streets in the lead up to the iconic race and, of course, on the big day itself.

But the duo aren't alone in giving musical inspiration to the hundreds of people running to raise money for the two charities. Playlists from comedian, Harry Hill; BBC Sports presenter, Gabby Logan; music talents, Scouting for Girls, Lemar, Bombay Bicycle Club and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip; the Nation's favourite tenor Alfie Boe; and former Hollyoaks actress, Gemma Atkinson, also reveal a treasure of classic tunes to get physical to. Eclectic highlights include Bennie Hill's, 'Ernie the fastest milkman in the West', Abba's 'SOS' and Elvis Costello's 'Pump it Up'.

Full details of the all celebrity playlists are available at www.teampb.org.uk.

More than 570 people have so far pledged to take on the 26.2 mile route across the Capital as part of a group known as TeamPB, to support people affected by breast and prostate cancer and raise more than £1million for the challenge.

The two charities - which are working to improve the lives of the 750,000 people living with the most common cancers in men and women in the UK - were chosen as the first joint official partner of Virgin London Marathon to raise awareness of these diseases, as well as vital funds for support services and research.

Also taking on the epic challenge for TeamPB is Amanda Mealing, who recently starred in BBC1's Holby City and Sky1's Strike Back. Amanda, an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Care, added: "The marathon was always on my 'to do' list so when Breast Cancer Care were chosen as one of the official charities I knew this was my year!  I had breast cancer over ten years ago and since then I've always tried to be healthy and keep fit but this is a whole new ball game. I've started doing a bit of training and I'm really looking forward to meeting the rest of the team.  We're hoping to have the biggest team ever so why not join us and help make a difference to people affected by either breast or prostate cancer."

Other names to running in support of TeamPB included former contestant of BBC1's 'The Apprentice' in 2011, Felicity Jackson, television presenter, Amanda Hamilton, and Stefanie Ripley, who lost her father, former England rugby player, Andy, to prostate cancer last year.

Also limbering up to take on the Virgin London Marathon, Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: "It's great that so many celebrities have got behind TeamPB, either by contributing a playlist or by taking on the huge challenge of the race itself, which I am sure will motivate all our runners to make as they run their way around the iconic route in April.

"For runners like me, who have not run a marathon before, TeamPB is a fantastic group to be part of, as we all know that we are racing to the finish line for the same reason - to support everyone affected by prostate and breast cancer.

"People with their own ballot marathon place can also be part of this unique running experience and join the 570 people already signed up to TeamPB"

People who won their Virgin London Marathon place in the ballot earlier this year can still be part of TeamPB experience by signing up at http://teampb.org.uk/join-teampb/