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Funny for Money - Part 1

7.00 - 8.00:
Lenny Henry kicks off the biggest night in television, this year celebrating 25 years on our screens. Dermot O'Leary and Claudia Winkleman join him to present a first hour absolutely stuffed with contributions from the best comedy and entertainment talent in the UK. Jessie J shaves her head live in the studio, One Direction perform their smash hit Comic Relief single, Miranda Hart stars in a unique (or in her words, 'ruined') edition of Call the Midwife, and Miss Piggy graces us with her presence in the studio.

8.00 - 9.30:
Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon take over the reins. Highlights include the culmination of another special Comic Relief storyline in EastEnders, Lenny Henry meets the surviving celebrities from this year's extraordinary Zambezi River challenge, Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanagan 'cook off' for Dame Edna Everage in MasterChef, Peter Kay presents the results of his very own physical challenge - something to match anything achieved for the charity by the Zambezi team.

9.30 - 10.30:
John Bishop and Davina McCall pick up the presenting baton as the excitement builds towards one of the most hotly anticipated comic events of the night: Ricky Gervais in a cheap suit - David Brent is back on the BBC. Other key highlights running up to the news are a Comic Relief first from the new queen of comedy Mrs Brown, whilst in the studio Miranda Hart comples the final leg of 'Miranda's Mad March' around the country, joined live by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

Release date:

3 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Mar 2013 19:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterLenny Henry
PresenterDermot O'Leary
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
PresenterMichael McIntyre
PresenterRob Brydon
PresenterJohn Bishop
PresenterDavina McCall
ParticipantJessie J
ParticipantMiranda Hart
ParticipantJack Whitehall
ParticipantMicky Flanagan
ParticipantRicky Gervais
ParticipantDawn French
Executive ProducerRichard Curtis

Red Nose Day Live Blog 2013

Welcome to the Appeal Night Live Blog. We're going to be keeping you up-to-date with all the backstage goings-on, including pictures and commentary with all the Red Nose Day celebs! We're on BBC One from 7pm, Make sure you follow along and watch. And donate please.

  • 16 Mar 2013 02:02:04

    THE FINAL TOTAL OF THE NIGHT: we raised an incredible 75 million pounds, thanks to *YOU*

  • 16 Mar 2013 01:47:35

    Thanks for staying with us folks, updated total coming soon!

  • 16 Mar 2013 01:19:00

    And this is how you can donate...

  • 16 Mar 2013 01:00:09

    Some of you are getting creative with your red noses.

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