The Comic Relief Telethon is back for another run on BBC One – the second to take place during the coronavirus pandemic

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Red Nose Day is back for another year of brilliant fundraising and carefree entertainment in the name of charity

That means the Comic Relief Telethon is back for another run – the second to take place during the coronavirus pandemic

But that doesn’t stop all the fun, because Red Nose Day – now in its 36th year Year – has a large BBC cast ready to raise some cash

This year Red Nose Day takes place on Friday (19 March) and the special night of television starts at 7 p.m. on BBC One

This year’s proceedings are hosted by Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuiness and of course Sir Lenny Henry

And there is a packed comedy line-up with Dawn French as Vicar of Dibley, who and their clergy are facing a very special lip-sync challenge Some of the UK’s best comedians are being mentored by Charlotte Church to help them learn how to become an Opera Singer and Jack Whitehall will host a Comic Relief Zoom get-together with some of his celebrity friends

There will also be a very special Harry Styles challenge, Treat People with Kindness, and Justin Bieber will feature his new single Hold On in his first UK TV appearance in five years

Additionally, professional racer and double-leg amputee Billy Monger took on an extraordinary triathlon-inspired challenge running 140 miles, kayaking, and cycling

And Roman Kemp’s Our Silent Emergency novel explored the mental health and suicidal crisis of young men visiting Lighthouse, a project that Comic Relief is funding

Comic Relief’s money, which was founded in 1985, is spent to help poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities

For more than three decades, the charity has helped support 1056 million people across the UK and around the world

Last year, Comic Relief and Children in Need teamed up for The Big Night In and raised a whopping £ 74026927 collected

Comic Relief said the money raised was used for organizations closest to the problems, including those serving the elderly, women facing increasing levels of domestic violence, and communities suffering from racial inequality and disproportionately affected by coronavirus Organizations that support frontline workers also received funding

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