This Sunday tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of London to run the annual marathon, and among the famous faces this year will be three men who are professionally known as poofs.

David Roper, Stephen De-Martin and David Wickenden are best-known as three-quarters of 4 Poofs and a Piano, the house band on the popular BBC1 show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

They will be donning their running vests and tackling the 26 mile course, while fourth poof Ian Parkin will be cheering them on from the sidelines.

They are running the London marathon in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust.

David Wickenden has lost five stone since his training began.

“I’d employed a personal trainer to lose some weight and then decided to set myself the goal of running the marathon,” he said.

“I told the other lads and David and Stephen agreed to run with me!

“THT is a fantastic cause and we’re aiming to raise around ten grand.

“Getting round the course is going to be really tough, so if you can show your support by donating a few quid we’d really appreciate it.”

The boys have been in training for six months and you can sponsor them by following this link.

4 Poofs and a Piano have been Jonathan Ross’s house band since 2001.

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing a wide range of services across England, Wales and Scotland.

The charity also campaigns and lobbies for greater political and public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and sexual ill health.