Red Nose Day 2023: everything you need to know about the presenters and sketches

Red Nose Day returns in 2023 with the UK’s greatest night of comedy and entertainment. It will be broadcast live from Media City UK in Salford on Friday.

The three-hour fundraising program is live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 7pm on March 17. It features “hilarious” skits, live performances, big surprises and “stunning” music acts as it raises money to end child poverty. worldwide.

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

Here’s everything you need to know about the planned TV sketches and the show’s presenters.

TV sketches

The traitors

In a special parody of the hit psychological game show The Traitors, a star-studded roundtable comes together to decide who should be banished. Claudia Winkleman (played by Dawn French) brings together the celebrities “Faithful” and “Traitors” for a twisty discussion. Which famous faces will be under the cloaks and who will be revealed as the ultimate traitor?


The BBC said the sitcom Ghosts will be back with a “spooktacular” special for Red Nose Day, along with Kylie Minogue as a surprise guest, to give the ghosts “the shock of their (after)life”.

Love Island

On Friday, Comic Relief will “turn up the fire and laughter” by sending an unexpected bomb into the villa. Viewers are told to expect Maya Jama’s slow-moss, sarcastic jokes from Iain Stirling, and a romantic journey to the hideout.

Eurovision – The audition tapes

In a special sketch, the panel, consisting of Graham Norton, Lulu and Sam Ryder, will look at aspiring celebrity auditions of “varying quality.”

Baldrick’s bedtime story for Comic Relief

In an exclusive return from one of the country’s “most beloved comedy characters”, Baldrick will read his very own ‘Blackadder’ Bedtime Story.


A. J. Odudu

The British TV presenter said: “I’ve always been aware of the incredible work that Comic Relief does – it’s one of those shows I’ve watched since I was a little girl.”

“It’s such a joyful charity and an incredible way to raise money for many causes that are close to my heart, but especially now that food poverty and mental health are needed more than ever,” she added.

Joel Dommet

When asked why Comic Relief is being supported especially for him, Dommett said: “It’s such a big part of British television and raises an incredible amount of money for some incredible causes.”

“I remember watching it when I was young and the fact that I’m a part of it now amazes me!”

Zoe Ball

Ball said she was “quite hyped” for being “the doctor’s assistant (David Tennant)” and that she expects Paddy McGuiness to be there on St. Patrick’s Day.

She said it was important to her to support the fundraiser because “so many people need support, both in the UK and around the world, more than ever before and it’s important that we do what we can to spread the word spread and help.” I’ve seen how far the money raised can go to help with support.”

“It’s pretty awesome that people always want to help their fellow neighbors and communities,” she added.

Paddy McGuinness

“It will be so strange without Sir Lenny,” McGuinness said, sharing that being involved in Red Nose Day meant “everything” to him.

“From being a fan and getting involved before working in TV, to hosting now and trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives,” he added.

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