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Comic Relief: Stars raise more than £40 million in Red Nose Day charity drive – The Telegraph

Comic Relief: Stars raise more than £40 million in Red Nose Day charity drive – The Telegraph

16 March 2019 MUSIC


There were also serious messages from host and Comic Relief co-creator Sir Lenny Henry, who said he could not believe the continued use of food banks in the UK.

He also shared condolences with the family of Louis Tomlinson after the death of his sister and the relatives of those killed in the Christchurch shootings.

Sir Lenny said: “Can I just say at this moment how profoundly we share everyone’s sorrow about recent events in New Zealand.

“We send our condolences and respects to the families and stand shoulder-to-shoulder despite those who wish to do harm.”

David Beckham opened the show with a self-mocking monologue critical of his fashion decisions.

Jennifer Saunders penned a parody, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again, for the night of comedy and charity.

Sue Perkins, Carey Mulligan, Alan Carr and Gemma Arterton filmed the mock musical, playing actors from the original movie.

Meanwhile, Andrew Flintoff tricked Robbie Savage with a rigged Top Gear lap, revealing the car the former footballer drove was in fact controlled by a hidden driver in the boot.

And Jason Manford and Martin Freeman faced off as captains on a celebrity edition of University Challenge.


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