It’s Red Nose Day 2019! What time is it on BBC One and who is presenting this year’s Comic Relief show?

RED Nose Day is back for another glorious year in March 2019 and it promises a night full of fun and laughter.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2019 fundraiser including the host and where you can buy a red nose as well as T-Shirts.

Comic Relief is returning for another year

When is Red Nose Day 2019?

The Comic Relief telethon has been confirmed to air on BBC One today Friday, March 15, 2019.

It starts at 7pm and runs right through to 2.30am on the Saturday morning.

It briefly switches to BBC Two when coverage on BBC One breaks for The News from 10pm to 10.40pm.

This broadcast information is still to be confirmed.

Who will be presenting Red Nose Day 2019?

The presenting duties are usually split among some of Britain’s best comedians, actors and TV hosts.

Sir Lenny Henry, who is one of the founding members of the Red Nose Day telethon, is the main presenter of the night.

David Tennant, Joe Sugg, Paddy McGuinness, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Alesha Dixon, Clara Amfo and Zoe Ball all join him during the evening.

Ed Sheeran travelled to Africa for a special report
Ed Sheeran travelled to Africa for a special report in 2017
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Is Red Nose Day on every year?

Comic Relief is a biennial event which means it only takes place every other year.

It used to be held annually until 2002 when Sport Relief was introduced.

Now, Comic Relief falls on odd years, while Sport Relief happens in even years – like 2018.

Don’t miss out on getting your Red Nose

Where can you buy a Red Nose?

This Red Nose Day they’ve got eleven new Red Noses in special surprise boxes.

Well, nine red ones, a rare green one and an ultra rare one which you can turn upside down.

You need to head to Sainsbury’s or Oxfam to pick up your red noses this year.

Alternatively, you can get them at the Red Nose Day online store.

They cost £1.25 each.

Four Weddings and a Funeral returns for a Red Nose Day special

Is there going to be a Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel for Comic Relief?

Rom-com fans everywhere will rejoice at the news of a reunion of one of the all-time most beloved films in the genre for Red Nose Day, which will be shown on the night.

The short film is called One Red Nose Day And A Wedding, is for Red Nose Day 2019.

The one-off special follows the success of 2017’s Red Nose Day Actually based on 2003’s international hit film Love Actually.

Watch a sneak peek from the film below.

Red Nose Day at a glance…

  • Comic Relief was created in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry
  • The first Red Nose Day telethon in 1988 raised £15 million and the last one in 2017 raised a whopping £82 million
  • This year’s event sees celebrities taking part to raise money in;
  • Strictly Danceathon – Claudia and Tess will be dancing for 24 hours
  • Kilimanjaro: The Return – Dani Dyer is joined by Shirley Ballas and other celebs for the gruelling trek
  • Bodyguard – Richard Madden reprises his role for a one-off special
  • Four Weddings And A Funeral sequel – after the hugely successful reprisal in 2017 of Love Actually, Hugh Grant is back once more
  • To donate, visit

Where does the money from Comic Relief go?

Comic Relief spends the money that is raised through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief on disadvantaged people living in the UK and around the world.

Over the last 30 years over £1billion has been raised for the charity.

The Comic Relief charity is UK based and aims to free the world from poverty.

It has also backed campaigns to help disabled people get back into work and to highlight abuse of the elderly.


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