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Jaine Sykes Jaine Sykes | 17:28 UK time, Friday, 18 March 2011

Over the past ten days, radio presenters from across the BBC have been nervously biting their nails in anticipation of the Stand Up For Comic Relief winner being announced.

Those taking part this year were Radio 1's Dev, Tony Blackburn from Radio 2, Tom Service from Radio 3, Jenni Murray from Radio 4, Tony Livesey from 5 live and Shaun Keaveny from 6 Music.

The six willing presenters showcased their three-minute stand-up routine in front of a live studio audience and have been vying for the votes of listeners at home.

The moment of truth came at 5.28pm this afternoon when, for the first time, all radio networks came together for a simulcast to announce the winner.

And the BBC Comedy Blog can now reveal the winner of Stand Up For Comic Relief 2011 is...

Jenni Murray!

During her set, Jenni tackled such topics as targeting younger Radio 4 listeners, female-only plane staff, and... Jeremy Clarkson's favourite car?! Watch Jenni's winning stand-up routine below.

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The Woman's Hour presenter faced the audience at the Comedy Store in London, and was mentored by comedian Mark Steel.

Mark said, "Jenni's been a delight... whenever you've been listening to her on Woman's Hour, you must be aware that no matter how serious the subject, underneath there's a huge cauldron of bubbling stand-up mirth."

Congratulations to all the radio presenters who took part and thank you to all of you who donated towards the fundraising effort. You can still watch all the stand-up routines here.

Find out more about Stand Up For Comic Relief on the Red Nose Day website.

Comic Relief begins tonight on BBC One at 7pm.



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