Stars Launch Red Nose Day 2022 with an Online Sketch

A brand-new sketch has been released to mark the launch of Red Nose Day 2022, which returns on Friday 18th March.

Stars including Hugh Bonneville, Harry Judd, Jamie Demetriou, Dame Joanna Lumley, Oti Mabuse, Sir Lenny Henry and Rosie Jones are just a few of the famous faces who feature in the online sketch.

Voiced by Graham Norton, the sketch aims to celebrate the incredible endeavours of those who fundraise and donate to Red Nose Day, as they are the ones who make life-changing work possible in the UK and around the world.

Comic Relief co-founder, Sir Lenny Henry, said: “The spirit of Red Nose Day is for everyone to get involved and to get the vibe of helping someone else that they don’t know, it’s always been that and what could be better?”

“I’ve been inspired by so many people and it’s usually members of the public who do extraordinary things. I’m always amazed by how dedicated and passionate the people that run the projects are – both in the developing world and in this country – to help better the lives of so many. So, to anybody who has fundraised to support these life-changing projects, I personally thank you because we wouldn’t be able to do this stuff without you guys. You are the people that inspire me.”

Stars from the world of TV, music and entertainment have banded together to show their support in the online sketch, and have been speaking about the importance of Red Nose Day.

Dame Joanna Lumley said: “I love Red Nose Day and I love everything it does. I love the people who raise money for Comic Relief, 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.

“It’s fantastic. I was so honoured to be asked to be involved in Red Nose Day and I want this year to be big because times have been so dark and strange, let’s make this one fabulous!”

Money raised by Red Nose Day will support vital life-changing work in the UK and around the world which includes tackling homelessness, domestic abuse, poverty and mental health problems, all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

There are countless ways for everyone across the UK to get involved and help make a difference To find out more and for lots of fantastic fundraising ideas, visit the Comic Relief Website.