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Comic Relief – The Big One



It's the Big One! Red Nose Day 2007 is set to be the biggest ever with the cream of comedy and entertainment jumping on board to show their support and bring to you the hottest entertainment extravaganza ever!

 

The show just gets bigger and bigger with comedy heavyweights including Ricky Gervais, Catherine Tate, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Little Britain, Mitchell and Webb, Mighty Boosh and Sacha Baron Cohen.

 

What else will you see? Well, deep breath...

 

This year will see the biggest roll call of top presenters ever! Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Paul O'Grady, Fearne Cotton and Kate Thornton will be beaming live into your living room on a night guaranteed to keep you glued to your couch.

 

You can see Kate Moss make an appearance as Vicky Pollard's sister in Comic Relief Does Little Britain Live and Dennis Waterman finally meets his mini version and gets to sing the theme tune!

 

You'll be wiping away the tears of laughter and sadness when Dawn French dons the collar one final time, and it really is the last one, in a special Vicar Of Dibley written by Richard Curtis and featuring an A-list visitor to the village – the one and only Sting.

 

Richard Curtis also got behind the camera to film a brand new Mr Bean sketch especially for the Big One. This time the loveable yet clumsy Bean finds himself at the wedding of an unsuspecting couple played by Michelle Ryan and Matthew MacFadyen. Expect mishaps and mayhem as well as a very angry father of the bride played by David Haig.

 

Catherine Tate has teamed up with Lenny Henry and Doctor Who star David Tennant as well as some other surprise guests for some un-missable new sketches.

 

Of course it wouldn't be Red Nose Day without some of your favourite TV shows getting the Comic Relief treatment.

 

Tune in to see the conclusion of Comic Relief Does The Apprentice - two teams will be battling it out in a Sir Alan Sugar style girls v boys showdown.

 

Doing their very best not to be fired or even get torn off a strip in the boardroom will be Cheryl Cole, Rupert Everett, Maureen Lipman, Jo Brand, Ross Kemp, Trinny Woodall, Alastair Campbell, Karren Brady, Piers Morgan and Danny Baker.

 

The two hottest girl bands on the planet have teamed up for this year's official Red Nose Day single. Sugababes and Girls Aloud will be releasing their version of the Run DMC/ Aerosmith classic Walk This Way. Expect an electrifying performance from the girls on the night!

 

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy is back by popular demand and only two celebrities will be left standing and rasping to battle it out and follow in Edith Bowman's footsteps to win the viewers' votes, raise some cash and be crowned champion.

 

Presenters Patrick Kielty and Claudia Winkleman will be on hand to protect them from the judges' comments. Sparks and microphones will fly...

 

Harry Hill will provide us with a special Comic Relief themed TV Burp, Armando Ianucci presents his worst moments from Comic Relief while Simon Pegg and Nick Frost present their favourite Red Nose Day clips.

 

The Mighty Boosh bring their own brand of anarchic humour live to the Comic Relief studio, and Mitchell and Webb will also treat us to two live versions of popular sketches from their hit BBC Two show.

 

Tune in for a very special surprise from Peter Kay, plus see Ricky Gervais as you've never seen him before.

 

There will be some new Creature Comforts from Aardman Animations who have also teamed up with cutting-edge comic Marc Wooton to create an exclusive new character.

 

Tim Westwood and the crew of MTV's hit show Pimp My Ride UK, made a special pit stop to surprise the elderly ladies of Leek, Staffordshire, with news that their shabby, rust-encrusted mini-bus was to be pimped. Tune into the show to see the result of all their hard work.

 

The Big One will also feature the biggest names in music.

 

Two of the greatest bands in the world today - Take That and The Killers - will perform live.

 

There will also be special reports from Billy Connolly and Ant & Dec.

 

During the night viewers will also see how their money has helped Comic Relief make a real difference to vulnerable people in the UK and Africa.

 

It will be the culmination of a campaign that has encouraged the whole of the UK to do something - whether by ordering a fund-raising DVD and raising some cash, by buying the official Red Nose Day merchandise, or by donating via the phone line 08457 910910 (calls charged at local rate) or on the website www.rednoseday.com.

 

Comic Relief Press Office

 


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Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One; BBC Two
Date: 06.03.2007
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