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Celebrities Rise to the Occasion for Red Nose Day 2015

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As I’m sure most of you know today Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and people across the country are doing some great stuff to raise cash! Who better to lead the way then some of favourite enthusiastic and inspiring celebrities – here’s what a few of them have been up to:


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Stars like Tess Daly & Vernon Kay, Ricky & Melivin from Kiss Fm, Laura Whitmore and Steph and Dom from Google Box are just a few of the stars that have got behind the fun of ‘Make Your Face Funny for Money’ campaign.

Once members of the public have made their face funny for money, they can take a selfie. They can text funny to 70011 to donate £1. Comic Relief will reply to the text with a link that people can use to send over their photo and they could appear in the Red Nose Day campaign!


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Dermot O’Leary will bust out his best moves in an extraordinary fundraising feat this Red Nose Day, as he dances non-stop for a staggering 24 hours! Dermot’s Day of Dance for Comic Relief will start on The One Show, BBC One on Thursday 12th March. Dermot will boogie his way through the night and all of the next day, with BBC Radio 2 following his every side-step.




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Comedian Mark Watson took on an epic endurance effort for Red Nose Day – Mark Watson’s 27-Hour Comedy Marathon. The event took place at London’s Pleasance Theatre on Friday 27th February, Mark’s epic marathon was streamed live on YouTube across the UK. Members of the public joined Mark to raise as much money as possible by taking on their own fundraising challenge at the same time.




Screenshot 2015-03-12 13.29.03Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman called on the nation to take part in the first ever Comic Relief Danceathon last Sunday.

The six hour non-stop dance frenzy took place at The SSE Arena, Wembley and in locations across the country – all to raise money for Red Nose Day. Claudia was joined by a host of stars and the UK’s dance glitterati, including some familiar faces from the dance world; Arlene Phillips, Chelsee Healey, Rachel Riley, Rufus Hound and Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and Got to Dance’s Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt.



The Great Comic Relief Bake Off makes a star-studded return as 16 celebrity bakers, including Abbey Clancy, Gok Wan and Jonathan Ross, try to raise as much dough as possible for Red Nose Day. Over four weeks, episodes featured four celebrities putting their signature, technical and showstopper bakes under the spotlight of top judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, in a bid to be crowned Comic Relief Star Baker. Presenters Mel Giedroyc, Jo Brand, Ed Byrne and Sue Perkins each hosted a show in the four-part series giving viewers a taste of the action at home.

If you missed all the baking fun, then catch up on BBC I Player now!

Here’s some of the great ways that all the money raised gets distributed:

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And to finish you must not miss this absolutely brilliant sketch with the classic British star Morph, created especially for Red Nose Day 2015!

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Love it! Have fun making money this Red Nose Day x

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