One Direction’s third Africa film to be shown on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief

Date: 01.03.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.57
Category: BBC One
The third of One Direction’s moving films made during their Red Nose Day visit to Africa will be shown on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief On Saturday night on BBC One at 7pm.

The film sees Louis and Niall visibly shocked at meeting Idris, 12, and Sulle, 15, who are forced to make a living by scraping by on a rubbish tip. The boys spend their days finding wires that they burn to extract metal to sell in order to survive, rather than going to school and getting the education that could help them to break the cycle of poverty. It’s backbreaking work and they often suffer severe burns to their hands and inhale toxic smoke.

The band has not only recorded this year’s official Red Nose Day single, One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), but they are also trying to inspire their fans to raise cash for the campaign, and show their support for the boys. To find out just how easy it is to get involved with the Red Nose Day campaign and to do something funny for money go to rednoseday.com.

The band have also donated the clothes they wore in Africa to Comic Relief to sell on ebay as part of the band’s #1D4RND campaign. Fans can support Red Nose Day by bidding now at www.ebay.co.uk/rednoseday and 100 per cent of the final sale price will go to Comic Relief.

One Direction’s official Red Nose Day single One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) has already hit the number one spot in the charts in 63 countries and is available to download from iTunes now, with the physical CD available to buy from Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

One Direction will forgo any royalties due to them and therefore will not receive any payment in connection with the official Red Nose Day single.

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March 2013, for more information please visit rednoseday.com.

Notes to editors

  • Red Nose Day 2013 is heading your way on Friday 15 March when the great British public will once again be asked to Do Something Funny for Money.
  • Raising cash this Red Nose Day can help to change lives forever. That’s because Comic Relief spends the money raised to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
  • Comic Relief was launched on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One. At that time, a devastating famine was crippling Ethiopia and something had to be done. That something was Comic Relief. The idea was simple – Comic Relief would make the public laugh while they raised money to help people in desperate need. Before too long, Red Nose Day was created and the first ever event in 1988 raised a staggering £15m.
  • This year, 2013, marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day which has raised over £600m and helped to change lives both in the UK and Africa.
  • Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

Suzanne Vickers s.vickers@comicrelief.com DL: 0207 820 2520