Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2021 date, hosts and specials revealed

Comic Relief Red Nose Day date confirmed

red nose day 2021 date hosts

Red Nose Day is back for 2021 – from the date to how to donate, here’s all you need to know.

Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day is hoping to bring the UK together (although we may be apart) through laughter and helping others, showing just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times.


Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2021 will take place on Friday, 19 March from 7PM On BBC One.

As always there will be a special evening of television that will be broadcast live on BBC One as some of the nation’s favourite faces come together for a very special night of comedy, entertainment, music and much more besides.

Hosting will be Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry will present the show.

As part of the night, Dawn French will revive her much-loved character, Reverend Geraldine Granger while David Tennant and Michael Sheen join forces once again for a special instalment Staged

Keira Knightley will star in the greatest disaster movie never made and the hosts of Top Gear facing interrogation by their most savage critics to date.

Also as part of this year’s fund raising campaign, the BBC’s The One Show will see two celebrity team captains going head to head by competing in a race with a difference.


Fans of Fleabag and Normal People get a confessional close-up as the stars of the two shows meet for a mash up like no other while comedian Tim Vine is on a mission to reward the men and women of the UK’s military forces by spreading a smile.

Meanwhile some of the UK’s best-loved comedians have just 24 hours to get together and perfect their opera voices under the watchful eyes of a world-famous mentor. Then they’ll perform live to the nation for one night only.

The telethon will also see music Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, the cast of Back To The Future: The Musical and a host of celebrities performing a Bridget Jones anthem.

And paying homage to the video for Harry Styles’ single Treat People with Kindness, Comic Relief gets the nation up and dancing for Red Nose Day 2021. And Jack Whitehall hosts a Comic Relief Zoom meeting that quickly descends into chaos.

For more information on Red Nose Day and how to donate, visit

A brand new plastic free, plant-based Red Nose is now on sale at Sainsbury’s and

Comic Relief co-founder, Sir Lenny Henry, said: “We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different.

“Of course we want to raise as much money as possible for people who really need it in the UK and around the world. But we also want to make you smile and bring you some laughter over the coming weeks!”


To kick off the 2021 fundraiser a new short film (below) has been released today featuring projects supported by Comic Relief alongside supporters, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Karim Zeroual, Joe Lycett, Mo Gilligan, Roman Kemp, Shappi Khorsandi and Sir Lenny Henry, who discuss how comedy has helped them personally in different ways.

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