Comic Relief 2023: Star-Studded Lineup of Presenters and Performers
Charity Fundraiser’s Show Features Comedy Sketches and Special Guests
Comic Relief is returning to our screens tonight (March 17) and viewers will see a star-studded lineup of presenters and performers.
Comedy sketches will be part of the charity fundraiser’s show featuring famous faces such as Dame Mary Berry, Danny Dyer and Graham Norton and a special message from the Prince of Wales will also feature.
Singers Tom Grennan and Zara Larsson will take to the stage to perform their new singles during the broadcast from Salford.
The show will be presented by AJ Odudu, David Tennant, Joel Dommett, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball.
Parody Sketches and Roundtable Discussions
Viewers can expect a parody sketch of the BBC’s popular series The Traitors with both Dame Mary Berry and Danny Dyer featuring.
Comedians Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Merchant, Rosie Jones and contestants Maddy and Wilf from series one will join them as they gather for a roundtable discussion.
In a twist, the show’s host will be played by Dawn French instead of the actual host of the series, Claudia Winkleman.
Star-Studded Skits and Performances
Singer Kylie Minogue will appear in a sketch with the cast of BBC sitcom Ghosts.
Sir Tony Robinson will read a bedtime story while reprising his famous role as dimwitted Blackadder sidekick Baldrick.
Dermot O’Leary is set to team up with Jamie Demetriou’s Stath Charalambos from Stath Lets Flats for a sketch.
Mock Judging Panel and Musical Performances
A mock judging panel will consist of Graham Norton, Lulu and Sam Ryder where they’ll take auditions from a variety of famous faces in search of the UK’s next Eurovision entrant.
The sketch will see auditions from actor Jamie Dornan, Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley, and comedian Miranda Hart, providing varying quality.
Tom Grennan will perform his single You Are Not Alone while Zara Larsson will perform her new song Can’t Tame Her.
The Mrs Doubtfire The Musical cast will also deliver their first UK performance of Make Me A Woman from the new stage show.
Prince of Wales makes an Appearance and Prize Draw Giveaway
During Friday’s broadcast, the Prince of Wales will make an appearance as part of a video appeal in which he meets people receiving help from charities supported by Comic Relief.
William visited homelessness organisation Groundswell for the film.
Two tickets to the sold-out Eurovision Song Contest grand final will be given away in a prize draw as part of Comic Relief.
One winner will also enjoy a meet-and-greet with Eurovision presenters Rylan and Scott Mills alongside their tickets as well as travel expenses and a one-night stay at a top hotel in the host city of Liverpool.
All proceeds from the draw will be donated to Comic Relief.
About Comic Relief and How to Tune In
Comic Relief was co-founded by Richard Curtis and Sir Lenny Henry in 1985.
This year, the fundraiser will support people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems and food poverty.
For those wanting to tune into the broadcast, here’s how you can.
Comic Relief 2023 will air live from Salford’s MediaCity on BBC One on March 17 at 7pm.
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