It’s been revealed today that as part of a sketch for this year’s Comic Relief telethon – which airs this coming Friday on BBC1 – Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams is set to reveal a “secret” to his celeb pals, which prompts an angry reaction!
Apparently during the skit, we’ll see David “spilling the beans” to comedian and chat show host Alan Carr, as well as the Chuckle Brothers, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and TV medic Dr Christian Jessen…
TV Biz states, “And viewers will see his news causing quite a stir, even provoking a furious Carr to chase his pal down the road with a slipper.”
David said of the sketch, “Viewers should watch this, it’s the most eclectic group of people we’ve ever had in one sketch.
“I love it when you get unexpected people together.”
He added, “One of the great things about Comic Relief is that when you ask people they normally say yes.”
A star-studded line-up of the nation’s most high profile comedians will Do Something Funny For Money – which is this year’s Comic Relief slogan – during Friday’s Red Nose Day, which is the 25th outing of the charity night.
Here’s what the BBC have to say of the line-up for the night…
DURATION: 3 HOURS, 30 MINUTES
7.00 – 8.00:
Lenny Henry kicks off the biggest night in television, this year celebrating 25 years on our screens. Dermot O’Leary and Claudia Winkleman join him to present a first hour absolutely stuffed with contributions from the best comedy and entertainment talent in the UK. Rowan Atkinson appears as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Jessie J shaves her head live in the studio, One Direction perform their smash hit Comic Relief single, Miranda Hart stars in a unique (or in her words, ‘ruined’) edition of Call the Midwife, and Miss Piggy graces us with her presence in the studio.
8.00 – 9.30:
Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon take over the reins. Highlights include the culmination of another special Comic Relief storyline in EastEnders, Lenny Henry meets the surviving celebrities from this year’s extraordinary Zambezi River challenge, Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanagan ‘cook off’ for Dame Edna Everage in MasterChef, Peter Kay presents the results of his very own physical challenge – something to match anything achieved for the charity by the Zambezi team.
9.30 – 10.30:
John Bishop and Davina McCall pick up the presenting baton as the excitement builds towards one of the most hotly anticipated comic events of the night: Ricky Gervais in a cheap suit – David Brent is back on the BBC. Other key highlights running up to the news are a Comic Relief first from the new queen of comedy Mrs Brown, whilst in the studio Miranda Hart comples the final leg of ‘Miranda’s Mad March’ around the country, joined live by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
Here’s a look at the Funny for Money trailer…