THE annual Comic Relief fundraiser is returning to our TV screens after raising more than £1.4billion over 35 years.
David Tennant, Dawn French, Justin Bieber and Olivia Colman are among a host of stars who have come together to support Red Nose Day by donning an iconic Red Nose for Comic Relief.
Dawn French aka the Vicar of Dibley dons a shiny Red Nose for Comic Relief 2021[/caption]
What is the theme of Comic Relief 2021?
This year’s theme is ‘Share A Smile’, with plenty of celebs and schools taking part in Comic Relief 2021.
Alex Jones said: “This year Red Nose Day can’t come soon enough and I’m really pleased to do my bit to help share a smile.
“Humour is the one thing that always unites us and coming together to share even a small amount of joy with our neighbours and friends is what we all need right now.
“It’s such a lovely and simple idea, and if you make donation at the same time, you know you’re going to make a real difference.”
Don’t forget to pick up this year’s merchandise[/caption]
When is Comic Relief 2021?
Red Nose Day 2021 takes place today, Friday, March 19 – marking 35 years of Comic Relief.
Events will be broadcast throughout the day on CBeebies and CBBC, culminating in an evening of live television on BBC One featuring live performances, hilarious sketches and one-off comedy specials.
Catherine Tate’s “Nan” is to become a foul-mouthed Bond Girl for Comic Relief.
Daniel Craig’s 007 gets interrogated by the gobby OAP in a sketch to be shown on tonight’s BBC One charity show.
Nan, played by Comic Relief veteran Catherine, ends up in M’s office after landing a part-time cleaning role at MI6.
Catherine, 51, said: “Nan had a right old time meeting Bond. What a smashing fella.
“As ever, it was great fun filming this Comic Relief sketch. Huge thanks to Daniel and all the Bond team for being such great sports.”
Sir Lenny said: “We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different.”
Plus, for the first time in five years, Justin Bieber will be appearing on British TV with an exclusive performance of his new single Hold On.
Jack Whitehall‘s Zoom Meeting will see the comedian host a Comic Relief video call with guests including fellow comedian Guz Khan and actresses Olivia Colman and Anya Taylor-Joy.
- Comic Relief 2021 airs on Friday, March 19, at 7pm on BBC One
- Chance to win money-can’t-buy prizes in the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon is on tonight just after Red Nose Day at 10.45pm, BBC One
TV star and author David Walliams is Red Nose ready for the annual charity event[/caption]
Who is Comic Relief 2021 raising money for?
Red Nose Day raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives.
In 2021, it will help:
- Tackle mental health stigma
- Take action against domestic abuse
- Give children a brighter future
Among the many people raising money for Comic Relief is inspirational Billy Monger, a double-amputee who took on a staggering 140-mile walk, kayak and cycling Red Nose Day challenge.
How can I donate to Comic Relief 2021?
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world, free from poverty.
Its mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.
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