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Red Nose Day 2021 line-up is unveiled by the BBC

The BBC has announced its roster of entertainment for Red Nose Day 2021.

With Comic Relief's various efforts already underway, the bi-annual charity event will culminate live on BBC One as some of the nation’s favourite faces come together for a very special night of comedy, entertainment, and music. 

The Red Nose Day night of TV will feature hilarious sketches, live performances and one-off comedy specials whilst showcasing the incredible impact donations have in the UK and across the world.

Comic Relief: The BBC has announced its roster of entertainment for Red Nose Day 2021, featuring [pictured] Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, Sir Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, and David Tennant

Comic Relief 2021 is set to be hosted by Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry.

First up, iconic sitcom The Vicar of Dibley will be back for a special message.

Dawn French will reprise her role of Geraldine Granger, to announce this year’s fundraising challenge set by the villagers to lip sync to her favourite song of last year, Juice by Lizzo.

The likes of Keira Knightley and Michael Sheen will appear in 2020: The Movie.

Back for more: Iconic sitcom The Vicar of Dibley will be back for a special message

Part biopic, part disaster film, this new release turns movie stars into unlikely everyday British heroes. 

Comic Relief and the English National Opera are pushing five comedians to their limits in a unique challenge – learning to be opera singers.

Getting to grips with this highly skilled classical art form, they’ll have just 24 hours to come together and perform live in front of the entire nation. Thankfully they’ve got the support of a world-famous mentor, soprano Charlotte Church, and ENO’s award-winning Chorus and Orchestra behind them.

Jack Whitehall will try to host a Comic Relief Zoom meeting with some of his celebrity friends... but realises it's harder to do than he thought!

Hard-hitting: Top Gear's Paddy McGuinness [pictured], Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris will face a grilling from their smallest - but toughest - interviewers yet… a selection of cheeky children from around the UK

This star-studded sketch with special guests such as Guz Khan, Olivia Colman and Anya Taylor-Joy proves that even A-list stars can go straight to video (conference…).

Mel Giedroyc guest stars as Bridget Jones in a parody of the famous opening scene of Bridget Jones’ Diary, singing All By Myself. 

In a bespoke sketch from the cast of the hit series Staged, David Tennant and Michael Sheen give a hysterical historical take on their lockdown series, with a guest appearance from Sir Lenny Henry.

Paying homage to the music video of Harry Styles’ single Treat People with Kindness’ featuring comedian Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Comic Relief will begin a bid to get the nation up and dancing for Red Nose Day 2021.

Video skit: Jack Whitehall will try to host a Comic Relief Zoom meeting with some of his celebrity friends... but realises it's harder to do than he thought

Top Gear's Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris will face a grilling from their smallest - but toughest - interviewers yet… a selection of cheeky children from around the UK!

Tim Vine will be on a mission to reward the men and women of the UK’s military forces by spreading a smile.

Concealed within a funfair-style fortune telling machine, Tim will be poised and ready to surprise the unsuspecting servicemen and women who’ve spent some of the last 12 months assisting frontline medical staff with COVID testing and vaccine deliveries.

Back to the Future: The Musical will see characters Marty, Doc and Jennifer in a special performance in a bespoke sketch created by Bob Gale, one the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy. 

Can cook - will cook? Ready Steady Cook Red Nose Day Special will be fronted by host Rylan Clark Neal

A reimagining of Cinderella sees Rege-Jean Page stepping aside from his Bridgerton Dukedom to star as Prince Charming, as the worlds of theatre, film, comedy and music collide as Comic Relief re-lives the ‘stay-at-home’ adaptation of the classic festive pantomime.

BBC Three’s hugely successful and award winning Normal People and Fleabag join forces to give us one hot priest and two lovestruck teens in a brilliantly funny and touching confession like no other.

Other special shows to be aired include The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon, Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance, Rob Brydon’s Now That’s What I Call Comic Relief, Red Nose and Spoon Race, Billy Monger’s Big Red Nose Day Challenge, Ready Steady Cook Red Nose Day Special, Later… with Jools Holland for Comic Relief, and Saturday Kitchen and Blue Peter specials.

To find out how you can get involved in Red Nose Day and to order your free fundraising pack, visit bbc.co.uk/rednoseday. 

Ruff-ling some feathers? In a bespoke sketch from the cast of the hit series Staged, David Tennant and Michael Sheen give a hysterical historical take on their lockdown series, with a guest appearance from Sir Lenny Henry

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