Sir Lenny Henry Confuses Comic Relief Viewers Because They Believe He’s Not Old

When Comic Relief returns tonight on BBC One, viewers have to marvel at Sir Lenny Henry’s pricey, saying he looks ‘wonderful’ and ‘looks younger than he did 20 years ago’

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Comic Relief viewers shared their surprise when they announced that presenter Sir Lenny Henry hasn’t aged.

The 63-year-old, who has led the BBC’s fundraising for decades, appeared at the top of tonight’s show alongside co-presenters Paddy McGuinness, David Tennan and Alesha Dixon.

Many have praised the comedian-actor’s appearance, with one person writing on Twitter: “How does Sir Lenny Henry look younger today than he did 20 years ago? He seems younger today? each year…”

Another fan said: “I’m sorry but how the hell does Lenny Henry look so old… he looks GREAT!

Sir Lenny Henry with co-hosts, Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon and David Tennant



Another simply wrote: “Wow Lenny Henry looks amazing”, while one said of the show: “

Some have referenced Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Grey, in which the typical character makes a deal with the devil, where he doesn’t age, but a portrait of the real person. , withered by him, is kept in an attic.

One wrote: “Lenny Henry doesn’t seem to age, how could that be? There’s a picture of him in the attic somewhere, that’s for sure.”

Another said: “I swear Lenny Henry has an old portrait in his attic.”

Sir Lenny Henry has led Comic Relief for decades


BBC / Comic Relief / Jake Turney)

Writing in The Mirror yesterday about Red Nose Day and why it is so important, Sir Henry said: “Every year it feels like Red Nose Day is getting faster and faster – maybe that’s a sign I’m getting older.

“But it seems the need for an evening of laughter, and to use its unique power to raise funds for those who urgently need our help, is more relevant than ever.

Red Nose Day returns tomorrow on BBC One for the 19th and as always we look forward to bringing you another night of fun, famous faces and never-before-seen comedy sketches.

“It’s always been more than that though, it’s an opportunity to come together and help others. It’s people in your local community across the UK, but also people with demand around the world.

Sir Henry introduces Comic Relief tonight



“I started Comic Relief with Richard Curtis in 1985 to assist the millions affected by famine in Ethiopia. This crisis has created more than 400,000 refugees and over 2.5 million displaced.

“When I watched the public raise more than £15 million on the first Red Nose Day on television in 1988, I was in awe.

“War, drought, persecution, poverty; whether it is a man-made disaster or a mother nature’s, the consequences are no less painful.

Lenny Henry and a host of famous faces are hosting Comic Relief


BBC / Comic Relief / Matt Burlem)

“And here we are in 2022, seeing daily the horrific images of war in Ukraine and seeing people around the world fleeing conflict and repression.

Sir Henry went on to describe a difficult time for those in the UK, saying: “Times are really tough. Across the country, as we slowly emerge from the pandemic, thousands of people are struggling with The cost of living is on the rise.”

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