Gary Lineker and Lily Cole will be joining a demo for child refugees in Calais

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Gary Lineker and Lily Cole will be among more than 1,000 people standing in solidarity with refugee children.

Around 1,200 are expected to join the Love In Action Have a Heart demo, gathering at the Millennium Bridge in London on Wednesday morning, to symbolise the 1,200 unaccompanied child refugees living in Calais Jungle.

Migrants walk towards a processing centre in the jungle (John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

Campaigners want to put pressure on the government to help those stranded in the Jungle.

They will call on it to accelerate its implementation of the Dubs amendment - something that enables unaccompanied children to be offered safe refuge in Britain - so the refugees can escape before the camp is demolished.

Lineker's appearance at the event comes after he received "a bit of a spanking" for saying the treatment of young migrants arriving in the UK was "hideously racist".