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COMIC RELIEF 2023, 7PM, BBC1
BUCKLE UP for another fun-driven fundraiser — and don’t forget your all-new red noses — as the stars come out in force to help you to part with your cash for worthy causes. Joel Dommett, AJ Odudu, Paddy McGuinness, David Tennant and Zoe Ball (pictured) will introduce the entertainment live from Media City UK in Salford. The highlight of the evening promises to be a special episode of last December’s smash hit psychological game show The Traitors, with host Claudia Winkleman joined not only by comedy geniuses Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, but also by Dame Mary Berry. The evening will also feature the cast of the brilliant sitcom Ghosts, in a sketch where a very special guest arrives at Button House to see if it would make a suitable venue for a concert — and the spooky gang will barely be able to contain their excitement when they discover it’s none other than pop superstar Kylie Minogue. Plus, there’s a very unexpected visitor to the Love Island villa, and a welcome return to our screens for the hilarious Baldrick, as Blackadder’s dim-witted servant treats us to his very own Blackadder Bedtime Story. The money raised tonight will go to help millions of people across the world — including those struggling in poverty in the UK, and citizens of Turkey and Syria dealing with the aftermath of the terrible earthquake — so dig deep . . .