David Tennant was emotional on Comic Relief tonight as he choked on the Ukraine crisis, admitting he feels ‘completely helpless’ and ‘heartbroken’ about what is happening
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David Tennant choked as he admitted he felt “helpless” amid the Ukraine crisis.
The Doctor Who star – who was on the presenting lineup alongside the likes of Alesha Dixon, Lenny Henry and Paddy McGuiness – presented a piece of Comic Relief on BBC tonight where he talked about current events is happening in the European country and shedding tears at the viral video of a young girl singing Frozen in an underground bunker.
The viral clip shows a young girl singing Let It Go from the hit musical, her positivity and smile radiating, despite all the horrors happening in Ukraine right now. .
In an emotional plea, David spoke directly to the camera as he said: “Yes [the crisis in] Ukraine and I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to see that past at the moment. I think it made me feel so helpless because there was a little girl in the basement singing the same song the kids I grew up singing. It’s scary and so wrong. “
Speaking about Comic Relief’s importance to the UK and countries around the world, he added: “Once a year we do this together, across borders and it reaches out to people. strangers.”
Audiences watching from home were moved by David’s passionate speech.
“David Tennant talks about Ukraine right now #Red Nose Day is leaving a serious lump in my throat. Unimaginable to think we could be in their place,” one person wrote on Twitter.
A second added: “Wow what a touching piece of work from David Tennant. #ComicRelief“, as a third person shared:” David Tennant said from his heart the situation in Ukraine really came to me and he summed up how we felt. ”
Lenny Henry mentioned the horrifying events in Ukraine in
“And here we are in 2022, witnessing the gruesome images of the war in Ukraine every day and witnessing people around the world fleeing conflict and persecution. across the country, as we slowly emerge from the pandemic, thousands of people are struggling with the rising cost of living,” he wrote to The Mirror about the importance of Comic Relief.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/comic-reliefs-david-tennant-chokes-26505497 Comic Relief's David Tennant chokes as he says he feels 'helpless' amid Ukraine crisis