BBC One’s Red Nose Day 2023 show promises comedy and music while raising cash for good causes.
Ahead of the March 17th fundraiser for Comic Relief, the BBC have released details of the night’s line-up.
The action kicks off at 7pm, live from the BBC’s Media City UK in Salford. As you might expect, it show promises sketches, live performances and music. The show’s hosts are David Tennant, Joel Dommett, AJ Odudu, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball.
The charity has also launched ‘the most perfect nose in history’ for this year’s celebration. It’s a fold-out paper nose from the iPhone designer Sir Jony Ive.
Ghosts – the BBC sitcom is back with a surprise guest… none other than global superstar Kylie Minogue! When Kylie and her manager (played by Tanya Moodie) arrive at Button House to see if it’s a suitable concert venue, the ghosts get the shock of their (after) lives.
Baldrick’s Bedtime Story for Comic Relief – Tony Robinson returns as of one of the nation’s most beloved comedy characters – Baldrick – as he reads his very own ‘Blackadder’ Bedtime Story.
The Traitors – In a special parody of the psychological gameshow, a star-studded roundtable gathers to decide who should be banished. Claudia Winkleman (played by Dawn French) assembles the celebrity ‘Faithful’ and ‘Traitors’ for a discussion full of twists and turns. Which famous faces will be under the cloaks and who will be revealed as the ultimate Traitor?
Eurovision – The Audition Tapes – The UK may have found its Eurovision entrant for this year, but before the big night, our panel (Graham Norton, Lulu and Sam Ryder) will have to sit through aspiring celebrity auditions… of varying quality.
Love Island – TONIGHT on Love Island, Comic Relief turns up the heat and the laughs by sending an unexpected BOMBSHELL into the villa. Expect Maya Jama slow-mos, sarcastic quips from Iain Stirling and a romantic trip to the hideaway.
Interestingly, there’s no direct mention of a Doctor Who sketch (so far) – although we know David Tennant has been pictured in costume. The charity has a long association with the show, including making the 1999’s ‘The Curse of Fatal Death’ and airing the Matt Smith era minisodes ‘Space’ and ‘Time’.
No matter what you can give, your donation can make a big difference. You can donate to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign by visiting bbc.co.uk/rednoseday