Hugh Bonneville, Dame Joanna Lumley, and Graham Norton are among the star-studded names to appear in a sketch to mark the return of Red Nose Day 2022.
The three-minute clip sees Sir Lenny Henry attempting to make a movie to celebrate the Comic Relief fundraisers across the UK, but word gets out to the celebrities and audition tapes start rolling in.
The light-hearted skit features McFly’s Harry Judd, Fleabag star Jamie Demetriou, comedians Lee Ridley and Rosie Jones, and yes the one and only Mr Blobby.
Presenter Graham narrates the video, which sees the celebrities trying to sell their talents before Sir Lenny makes it clear who the video is really dedicated to.
At the end of the clip, the actor says: ‘We meant the fantastic people at home, who, ever since we started this, have been giving their time selflessly, their efforts tirelessly to raise money for people they don’t know.
‘Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.’
Dancing On Ice judge Oti Mabuse, Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, comedians Ellie Taylor, Jayde Adams and Phil Wang, broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and radio presenter Vick Hope also star in the hilarious promo.
Actress Joanna expressed her ‘love’ for the annual charity event and revealed she was ‘honoured’ to be a part of it.
‘I love the people who raise money for Comic Relief,’ she said.
‘Whether they participate in doing something, whether they buy something or whether they just donate money, they are giving everything they possibly can to help people.
‘I want this year to be big, because times have been so dark and strange, let’s make this one fabulous,’ she added.
Sir Lenny, David Tennant, Paddy McGuinness and Zoe Ball will share presenting responsibilities this year, which will be broadcasted from the BBC studios in Salford for the first time.
Following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a staggering £52million was raised in 2021.
Red Nose Day will air on BBC One on March 18.
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