Comic Relief 2019 presenters
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A bunch of stars will likely be presenting this yr’s Comedian Aid

A few of Britain’s best-loved TV and movie stars will come collectively in support of Comedian Aid on BBC tv later.

The charity telethon, arrange by Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis, is proven on BBC One each two years.

The final Comedian Aid in 2017 raised greater than £76m by the tip of the evening to assist weak folks within the UK and world wide.

This yr, a star-studded line-up will entertain viewers on BBC One from 19:00 GMT and encourage them to donate.

It then switches to BBC Two in the course of the Ten O’Clock Information, returning to BBC One from 22:35 GMT to 00:30 GMT.

Hosts will embody Lenny Henry, David Tennant, Zoe Ball, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon.

Listed here are a few of the highlights.

Mamma Mia: Right here We Go But Once more

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Jennifer Saunders steps into Meryl Streep’s footwear, with assist from Alan Carr

This Abba musical sequel spoof is written by and stars Jennifer Saunders.

It comes a decade after Saunders despatched up the primary Mamma Mia movie for Comedian Aid.

The forged incorporates a host of celebrities together with Alan Carr (as Colin Firth’s Harry), Gemma Arterton (as Lily James’s Younger Donna) and Sue Perkins (because the movie’s producer).

You’ll be able to see Carey Mulligan (as Amanda Seyfried’s Sophie) interacting with Miranda Hart, who’s taking part in the director, here.

One Purple Nostril Day and a Wedding ceremony

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What may have grow to be of the characters 1 / 4 of a century on?

The night can even function the closely trailed and extremely anticipated One Purple Nostril Day and a Funeral – Richard Curtis’s sequel to his smash hit 4 Weddings and a Funeral.

Curtis wrote the script for the quick movie and Mike Newell has returned to direct.

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Many of the unique forged have come again and will likely be joined by some new faces, together with actress Lily James, Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and a thriller marriage ceremony singer.

Richard Madden returns to Bodyguard

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Bodyguard’s David Budd (Richard Madden) has a brand new project

He did not do the best job of taking care of the house secretary in BBC One’s smash hit thriller, however Bodyguard’s David Budd (Richard Madden) will likely be again in motion for Comedian Aid.

This time his mission is to guard the Purple Nostril.

Madden will likely be joined by Bodyguard co-stars Gina McKee and Vincent Franklin plus comic Sanjeev Bhaskar, with a script written by Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio.

Alan Partridge takes to the streets of Norwich

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Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) will likely be serving to out fund-raising efforts

Issues are wanting up for Steve Coogan’s long-running comedy character Alan Partridge. The North Norfolk Digital DJ is the brand new presenter of BBC One’s This Time.

He is hoping to capitalise on his TV comeback as he tries to boost cash on the streets of Norwich together with his trusty sidekick Simon Denton (Tim Key).

Comedian Aid Does College Problem

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Darren Harriott, Vick Hope and Jason Manford workforce up for a particular version of College Problem

Comedian Aid switches to BBC Two at 22:00 GMT, the place there will likely be a particular version of College Problem.

Visitor host David Baddiel will likely be providing starters for 10 to celebrities together with Emily Atack, Martin Freeman, Kerry Godliman, Darren Harriott, Vick Hope, Jason Manford, Luisa Omielan and Decide Rinder.

Particular performances

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Tom Bennett (Del Boy), Paul Whitehouse (Grandad), Ryan Hutton (Rodney) and the forged of Solely Fools and Horses: The Musical will likely be singing

Viewers will see performances from the casts of Solely Fools and Horses: The Musical and Magic Mike Reside.

Plus, the forged of Mischief Theatre will carry out a stay magic trick.

Some particular programmes have already been proven

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Two groups of celebrities tried to impress Lord Sugar and his assistants

When you missed Lord Sugar placing 10 celebrities by way of their paces for Superstar Apprentice For Comedian Aid, you’ll be able to watch it now on the BBC iPlayer.

Ten years because the first Purple Nostril Day climb of Kilimanjaro, a brand new batch of well-known faces, together with Strictly choose Shirley Ballas and BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, skilled to stroll up Africa’s highest mountain.

A present about their climb – Kilimanjaro: The Larger Purple Nostril Climb – was broadcast on Wednesday and you’ll watch it here.

Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman took on a gruelling danceathon challenge within the run-up to Purple Nostril Day, with protection streamed stay on the crimson button.

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