Comic Relief returns to our TVs tonight, with a bumper selection of famous faces to entertain and titillate, including Daniel Craig, Catherine Tate and Olivia Colman.
Friday’s programme is hosted by Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness, Sir Lenny Henry, David Tennant and Alesha Dixon.
With so many famous faces gracing our screens, however, we get it if you’re a little overwhelmed by the star-studded smorgasbord, as the annual event returns to celebrate Red Nose Day by raising money to support people in the UK and around the world, and help tackle hunger, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma.
To help you out, we’ve selected five epic moments from tonight’s bash that you’ll want to note down ahead of time.
Catherine Tate’s Nan and James Bond
Tate’s foul-mouthed Nan character will star alongside suave 007 spy James Bond, played by Craig, yet again during a new sketch for the programme.
It follows their raucous 2007 dating skit, with Nan taking up a job as a cleaner this time around who is caught off-guard by a suited and booted Bond.
Marking the first time he’s performed on British TV in five years, the Biebs will mark the release of his latest album, Justice, by singing his new single.
He said: ‘I’m looking forward to performing on Comic Relief this Friday and being a part of such a great night for a charitable cause. I hope everyone enjoys the show!’
Fleabag and Normal People
In the mashup we’re already salivating over, two epic shows come together as Fleabag and Normal People feature in a skit.
Good ol Connell (Paul Mescal) and Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) seek the guidance of the man now known as Hot Priest (Andrew Scott) and we’re already fawning on many a level.
This follows last year’s collaboration between the two shows for Irish Comic relief.
Jack Whitehall’s Zoom meeting
It wouldn’t be a 2021 sketch instalment without at least one taking the mick out of Zoom calls, which have become the bane of many an existence in the past year.
Comedian Jack gets together a bunch of stars, including Olivia Colman, Guz Khan and The Queen’s Gambit’s Anya Taylor-Joy to remind us all how annoying the mute button is.
A bunch of comedians singing opera
In something that is bound to get us giggling, The Last Leg comedian Alex Brooker is set to sing an opera alongside fellow comedians Jayde Adams, Andi Osho, Caroline Quentin and Jennifer Saunders.
Speaking about getting the call from Comic Relief bosses, Alex told Metro: ‘I had to make it clear to them. I said, “You don’t think I’m good already, do you?” My karaoke song is Regulate by Warren G.
‘Then I thought to myself that I’ve had a year of lockdown and people have been learning new skills like baking banana bread. I couldn’t have given less of a s*** about banana bread. I’ve not bettered myself in any way.
‘So I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to say I waited right till the end of lockdown? I left it, like homework, right till the last minute and then I came out and learned how to do a bit of opera.’
As well as the above, the show – which has helped raise more than £1.4 billion for Comic Relief over 35 years – will feature clips from television programmes including The Vicar Of Dibley, Staged and Top Gear.
Comic Relief 2021 airs on Friday at 7pm on BBC One.Credit: Original article published here.