The stars of TV sitcom Fresh Meat paid a visit to Leeds as they criss-crossed the country on their very own university challenge.
Cast members including funnyman Jack Whitehall visited five universities in the space of a single day to help raise funds and awareness for Comic Relief.
Each time their ‘banter bus’ made a stop, they had to carry out a different task.
And, at Leeds University, that meant giving lectures to a hall packed with 550 students. Jack stole the limelight by donning a skin-tight leotard for a tongue-in-cheek talk about athlete and TV presenter Kriss Akabusi.
He told the assembled students: “Some people dare to push conventions, Kriss hurdles them.”
Jack’s fellow Fresh Meat cast members Kimberley Nixon, Greg McHugh, Joe Thomas and Zawe Ashton tackled subjects as diverse as 1990s music, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and the film Jaws in their lectures.
The gang also visited universities in Newcastle, Durham, Nottingham and Loughborough during the challenge. Speaking afterwards, Jack said: “I’ve just been so amazed at how brilliant all the students are that we’ve met, they’ve organised all these events and when I was a student I was the least proactive person in the world so I’m really impressed.”
“Hopefully we’ve inspired lots of students to get out there and fundraise.”
Kimberley added: “Each university was so welcoming and pulled out all the stops for us.”
Highlights from the Fresh Meat challenge will be shown on BBC1 during Red Nose Day, which takes place this year on Friday, March 15.