What time is Comic Relief on TV and which celebrities are taking part?

Group shot of Joel Dommett, AJ Odudu, Paddy McGuinness, David Tennant and Zoe Ball for Comic Relief

It’s almost time for Red Nose Day 2023 (Picture: BBC/PA Wire)

Get set for Comic Relief 2023, when famous faces go all-out to make us smile and raise much-needed funds to fight child poverty.

There’s a host of highlights to look forward to this Red Nose Day , including one-off specials of The Traitors and popular sitcom Ghosts, plus a Love Island special, celebrity ‘auditions’ for Eurovision and the return of Blackadder.

Schools and workplaces up and down the country will be holding their own events, and there’s still time to get your red nose or other fun merchandise.

This year’s pop-up, flat-folding nose is a specially designed by ex-Apple creative Sir Jony Ive, who brought us the iMac, iPod and iPhone.

So when can you watch Comic Relief 2023 and which celebrities will be joining in?

Here’s what you need to know.

What time is Comic Relief on TV?

Radio DJ Greg James has his new nose at the red-y (Picture: Jake Turney/Comic Relief)

Comic Relief will air at 7pm on Friday, March 17, 2023.

The three-hour telethon will be broadcast live from Media City in Salford.

You can watch it on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer.

The BBC says the epic three-hour fundraising favourite ‘will entertain the nation with hilarious sketches, live performances, big surprises and stunning music acts, whilst raising much-needed cash for good causes at home and across the world’.

Earlier in the day, at 5pm, Blue Peter gets a Comic Relief makeover and is renamed Red Peter, for the first time in its 65-year history.

Lenny Henry founded Comic Relief back in 1985 (Picture: Richard Davenport/Comic Relief)

Which celebrities are taking part?

There’s a host of famous faces.

David Tennant will be live in the studio, along with Paddy McGuinness, Zoe Ball, Joel Dommett and AJ Odudu.

Kylie Minogue joins the Ghosts special, while Mary Berry, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders join Claudia Winkleman for The Traitors spoof.

Could Dame Mary Berry be a Traitor, or is she a Faithful? (Picture: BBC)

Maya Jama and voiceover Iain Sterling appear in the Love Island parody, while Tony Robinson reprises his role as Blackadder’s sidekick with a cunning plan, Baldrick – though there’s no Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson.

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Source:: Metro


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