The Red Nose Day celebration will return to BBC One on Friday with Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders among the participating stars.
Ir Lenny Henry, David Tennant, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball will host the main fundraiser, which will be broadcast for the first time from BBC studios in Salford.
French and Saunders will reprise their popular characters The Extras for a sketch in The Repair Shop, while Walliams and Lucas will bring back their Rock Profile comedy sketch show for a one-time special.
The special season of The Repair Shop, which also stars Dame Judi Dench, will see the comedians play a pair of fame-hungry women attempting free repairs in the hit show’s shop. BBC.
Repair Show host Jay Blades will try to deal with them before there’s enough antics and kick them out of the store.
Little Britain stars Lucas and Walliams will pose as Miley Cyrus and her famous father Billy Ray as part of their comedy sketch.
Rock Profile, starring Lucas, 48, and Walliams, 50, first aired in 1999 on UK Play before moving to BBC Two in 2002.
The show consists of a series of fake interviews in which Jamie Theakston – playing himself – interviews Lucas and Walliams as they play caricatures of famous musicians.
In the upcoming Rock Profile special, Vernon Kay will take on the lead role of Theakston and will interview some familiar faces, played by Lucas and Walliams.
Interviewees will be in the recording studio for the release of the single Comic Relief, a version of Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All.
To support Comic Relief, Lucas and Walliams will take on the roles of artists including Adele, Post Malone, Lady Gaga and Lewis Capaldi.
The fundraising broadcast will also see Kylie Minogue join forces with the cast of BBC sitcom Ghosts in a one-off sketch, while Jack Whitehall will take on a mini-golf game with the cast of the BBC sitcom Ghosts. Soccer players Declan Rice and Mason Mount.
The show will be followed by The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon, which will follow BBC News At Ten and continue the Red Nose Day celebrations.
Comedian Joel Dommett previously announced that he would no longer be hosting The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon this week, after testing positive for Covid-19.
He will be replaced by TV star Vernon Kay on the night, where there will be live music, comedy sketches and an awards draw.
Red Nose Day 2022 Comic Relief’s special television program will air at 19:00, Friday, March 18.
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