Comic Relief 2022: When you can watch the Comic Relief TV special for Red Nose Day with Dawn French and Matt Lucas

Comic Relief is around the corner with dozens of celebrities already taking part to raise money ahead of Red Nose Day.
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Comic Relief is set to take over our screens tomorrow (18 March) as dozens of comedians, celebrities and members of the public take to fundraising as much money as possible for people in need across the globe.

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From row-a-thons to TV specials, this is what you can expect from Comic Relief tomorrow night.

Members of the public watch actor Jacqueline Jossa as she walks barefoot over a brick path made up of 30,000 LEGO pieces at Observation Point in London to raise funds for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2022. Photo: PAMembers of the public watch actor Jacqueline Jossa as she walks barefoot over a brick path made up of 30,000 LEGO pieces at Observation Point in London to raise funds for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2022. Photo: PA
Members of the public watch actor Jacqueline Jossa as she walks barefoot over a brick path made up of 30,000 LEGO pieces at Observation Point in London to raise funds for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2022. Photo: PA
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Donations can be made via the Red Nose Day website, with merchandise also available for purchase.

When is Red Nose Day this year?

This year Red Nose Day falls on Friday 18 March.

All day individuals, schools and organisations will raise money for charity through dressing up and attempting various fun activities.

Where can I watch the BBC TV special for Red Nose Day?

The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon airs on BBC One and iPlayer at 10.35pm on 18 March with The Red Nose Day Comic Relief TV special broadcasting from 7pm.

The Comic Relief Prizeathon will follow the BBC News At Ten and continue the Red Nose Day celebrations.

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As part of the show, chart-topping singer-songwriter George Ezra will perform his new single Anyone For You ahead of the release of his forthcoming third album, Gold Rush Kid.

A pair of tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival and a hybrid car are among the prizes on offer to viewers through the show’s “text to win” draws.

Who is hosting the Comic Relief TV special?

Comedian Joel Dommett has announced that he will no longer be hosting The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon this week, after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Masked Singer host was due to present alongside AJ Odudu on the late-night charity special this Friday.

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He will be replaced by TV star Vernon Kay on the night, which will have live music, comedy sketches and prize draws.

Zoe Ball has also had to drop out of the Red Nose Day broadcast after testing positive for coronavirus.

Sir Lenny Henry, David Tennant and Paddy McGuinness were previously announced as the hosts of the main Red Nose Day fundraising show, which will be broadcast from the BBC studios in Salford for the first time.

What celebrities are taking part in the TV programme?

The main show will be broadcast from the BBC studios in Salford for the first time with Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders among the stars taking part.

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Jack Whitehall will also participate in a game of mini-golf with footballers Declan Rice and Mason Mount.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day is a charity day that raises money to prevent child poverty in the UK and across the world.

Celebrities attempt various comedic tasks and events to raise money, as well as schools and workplaces offering 'dress-up' days for a small donation to further raise funds.

Who are Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis?

Lenny Henry is an actor, comedian, singer, television presenter and writer best known for co-founding the charity Comic Relief and for appearing in TV programmes, including children's entertainment show Tiswas, sitcom Chef! and BBCOne's The Magicians.

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Richard Curtis is a British screenwriter, producer and film director known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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