Meet the contestants for Show 3 of Let's Dance for Comic Relief

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

Marcus is an award-winning stand up comedian, writer and actor. He studied drama at Bristol University and in 1996 won the BBC New Comedian of the Year title.

His TV appearances include Live from the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You?, Stupid!, Question Time, Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy People and Argumental. He has had numerous acting roles in film and television, including parts in The Savages, Vacant Possession, Love Actually, Beyond The sea and Telstar.

In 2009 he had a sellout tour with God Collar and in May of last year he made his musical theatre debut in the UK tour of Spamalot, where he was cast as King Arthur.

He also claims to have worked as a podium dancer and previously had a number 11 chart hit with Don't Smoke Da Reefa with DJ Dee-Kline.

80s SUPERGROUP
TOYAH WILLCOX

Toyah Willcox is a British pop icon as well as a much-loved actress and TV personality.

In a career spanning thirty years she has notched up thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books and appeared in over forty stage plays. She has also starred in feature films and hosted programmes such as Watchdog and Songs of Praise.

This year she will be touring the country performing a collection of her greatest hits.

...CLARE GROGAN

Clare Grogan was the front woman of Scottish band Altered Images in the 1980s and had a string of hits including Love To Stay and Happy Birthday, which reached number two in the UK charts.

She first found success in 1981 when she played the part of Susan in Gregory's Girl. After her chart success she returned to acting and appeared in many television series during the 90s including Red Dwarf and EastEnders, where she played Ian Beale's love interest.

She is married to former Altered Images bandmate Steve Lironi. Altered Images reformed a few years ago for the Here & Now tour and Clare still tours with the band. In February 2011 she had a guest role in the E4 drama Skins.

...LIMAHL

Limahl's real name is Chris Hamill, and Limahl is an anagram of his surname.

He was front man of the band Kajagoogoo, who had a number one hit around the world with their debut single Too Shy in 1983. They had further hits with Hang On Now and Ooh To Be Ah.

He subsequently embarked on a solo career and had a hit with Only for Love which reached number 16 in the UK chart. In 1984 he released The Never Ending Story which reached number four in the UK charts and number one in over seventeen countries.

In 2005 he took part in Hit Me Baby One More Time, a show which took former pop stars and gave them the chance to perform live with the opportunity of winning a recording contract.

His first solo album Don't Suppose was originally released on Vinyl in 1984 and has this year been released in conjunction with EMI Records.

AND CHESNEY HAWKES

Chesney is a singer and songwriter who shot to fame in 1991 at the age of 19 with his first single The One and Only, which was number one in the UK chart for five weeks.

He went on to release six other singles and several albums, including his most recent EP in 2009 entitled Me, My Mouse and I, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.

He has presented two shows for VH1/MTV and also took part in Channel 4's The Games alongside Kirsty Gallacher, where he was awarded a bronze medal. In 2008 he toured the country with Can't Smile Without You, a musical based on the songs of Barry Manilow.

He regularly performs his material in venues around the country and most recently starred in the pantomime Aladdin in Northampton alongside Melissa Walton from Hollyoaks.

ADE EDMONDSON

Ade Edmondson is an actor comedian, director, writer and musician.

His writing partner for a significant part of his career was Rik Mayall. They started performing live comedy and went on to found their own troupe and venue, The Comic Strip Club, which soon gained a reputation as one of the most popular comedy clubs in London. The core members were Ade, Rick, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, who Ade subsequently married. The club proved to be such a success that Channel 4 commissioned a television series called The Comic Strip Presents� which ran for several series before moving to the BBC.

Ade went on to play punk Vyvyan in The Young Ones and later he and Mayall capitalised on their brand of anarchic violent comedy in Bottom with their characters Eddie and Richie, who were crude and deranged housemates on the dole.

He also directed numerous music videos in the 80s for bands such as The Pogues, Squeeze and Elvis Costello. He has played the Monsters of Rock and Reading Festivals with his own band Bad News, The Hootenanny with Jools Holland and Hyde Park with The Who. He often tours with his current band, The Bad Shepherds, performing punk and new wave classics on soul instruments.

JOE SWASH AND CAROLINE FLACK

Joe and Caroline have co-presented I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here...Now! on ITV2 for the past two years, alongside Russell Kane.

Joe became a regular on our TV screens back in 2003 when he kicked off his five-year stint playing Mickey Miller in EastEnders.

In 2008 he won ITV1's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! The following year he appeared in two specials for Living TV; Pamela Anderson: At Home with Joe and Pamela Anderson: When Joe Came to Stay in which he spent two weeks living with Pamela in London, Paris and Malibu.

Joe has also been team captain in both Hole In The Wall and What Do Kids Know, a family entertainment show on UKTV.

He has been a regular on This Morning, getting involved with the summer challenges, news reviews and competitions. He has also filmed two shows for CBBC -Gimme A Break and All Over the Place.

Caroline first appeared on TV in Bo' Selecta! back in 2002 and has since been presenting for many years on E4 Music, TMi, Escape from Scorpion Island and Gladiators.

In 2009 Caroline competed in BBC3's Dancing On Wheels with partner James O'Shea. Caroline and James won the competitions and went on to represent Great Britain in the 2009 Wheelchair Dancing European Championships. They finished 16th in their category.

Last year, aside from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here...Now! she co-presented The Whole 19 Yards with Vernon Kay and also backstage at the 2010 BRIT Awards. This year she co-hosted the after-show party for the National Television Awards on ITV2 with Brian Dowling.

IAIN LEE

Iain Lee is a comedian and presenter who rose to fame co-hosting The Eleven O'Clock Show on Channel 4 alongside Daisy Donovan. Iain went on to present the breakfast show RI:SE which featured regular news updates, topical features and celebrity guests. He has also featured in numerous other shows for Channel 4, E! and Sky One.

He has written columns for various publications and is currently writing a monthly column for Retro Gamer Magazine where he combines his writing with his love of video games.

Iain pops up from time to time on The One Show and currently hosts Iain Lee's 2 Hour Long Late Night Radio Show for Absolute Radio.

LEE NELSON AND OMELETTE

Cheeky council estate dweller Lee Nelson is a well known comedy character created by Simon Brodkin. Nelson is a working-class 'wide boy' with an absent benefit-scrounger dad, a pregnant 15-year-old sister and a sideline in mobile phone thievery.

In 2010 Simon was given his own comedy sketch show on BBC3, Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, which features his character Lee hosting a studio-based chat show.

Lee writes a weekly column for News Of The World where he has his own take on the week's news. He even has his own range of T-shirts and hoodies with his sample slogan being "I worked in a sweat shop for 22 hours and all I made was this well rubbish t-shirt".

Omelette, played by Terry Noble, is Lee's best friend. They grew up together and Lee has known him since he was an 'egg'. Lee describes Omelette as a "fat legend". On Lee Nelson's Well Good Show Lee makes Omelette "do stuff he well don't want to do - like we stripped him to his pants, covered him in cream and got a dog to lick it off. Qwaliteeee!"

Read about the contestants from show one and show two.

Related Links