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Hosts announced for the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon

Comedian Joel Dommett and presenter AJ Odudu have been announced as hosts of the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon.

The late night special follows BBC News At Ten and continues the Red Nose Day celebrations on March 18 with live music, comedy sketches and prize draws.

Chart-topping singer-songwriter George Ezra will perform his new single Anyone For You ahead of the release of his forthcoming third album Gold Rush Kid.

Two tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival and a hybrid car are among the prizes on offer to viewers in the show’s text to win draws.

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AJ Odudu at the Brit Awards 2022 (Ian West/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing finalist Odudu said: “To host one of the biggest charity events on television really is such an honor and I can’t wait to do my part to raise funds for Comic Relief.

“With Joel Dommett by my side, there will no doubt be a lot of laughs and I can’t wait to hand out awards galore.”

Dommett, who also hosts The Masked Singer on ITV, added: “OMGICBI (oh my god I can’t believe it). I help host Comic Relief.

“It’s a great honor to be asked and I can’t wait to raise a lot of money and hopefully generate a few laughs in the process.”

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Joel Dommett will also host the show (Scott Garfitt/PA)

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Sir Lenny Henry, David Tennant, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball were previously announced as presenters of the main Red Nose Day fundraising show, which will be broadcast for the first time from the BBC’s Salford studios.

As part of this year’s fundraising effort, comedians Tim Vine and Kiri Pritchard-McLean will travel to the Welsh countryside to compete in Countryfile’s One Red Nose And Their Dog competition.

The pair must put their new sheepdog skills to the test to be crowned champions in a one-off special to air in March, with the winner being announced during the Red Nose Day Show.

The One Show, CBeebies Bedtime Stories and BBC Three’s Glow Up are also participating with special events and programmes.

The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer on Friday 18 March at 10.35pm.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/hosts-announced-for-the-great-comic-relief-prizeathon-41416197.html Hosts announced for the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon

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