David Tennant’s Comic Relief Q&A

David Tennant is set to be a host on this year’s Comic Relief Show as part of the 2022 Red Nose Day celebrations. He will be joining Lenny Henry, Zoe Ball, Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness at the BBC Studios in Salford to present the show live on Friday 18th March from 7pm on BBC One.

Check out a quick Q & A with David ahead of the show:

What does Comic Relief mean to you?

It’s one of those things that makes you proud to be British. The mix of being daft and being big hearted seems to be something we do well. It’s always an honour and a joy to be involved.

What are you most looking forward to on the night of TV?

I love it. If I wasn’t going to be there I’d be tuning in from start to finish. I never miss Comic Relief night.

What’s your favourite memory of Comic Relief from over the years?

I have very vivid memories of visiting some CR projects over the years. Memories that are both desperately upsetting and also gloriously hopeful.

And then there was a moment during a CR edition of Top of the Pops where I got to (very briefly) play guitar with Franz Ferdinand. A fleeting moment of wish fulfilment.

What can audiences expect this year?

I have no idea. I can’t wait to find out.

As part of the fundraising efforts, comedians Tim Vine and Kiri Pritchard-McLean will head to the Welsh countryside to take on Countryfile’s One Red Nose and Their Dog competition. The pair will have to put their newfound sheepdog skills to the test in a bid to be crowned the champions in a one-off special which is set to air in March, with the winner revealed during the Red Nose Day show. 

 The One Show is also getting involved with the return of their Red Nose and Spoon Race, which will see two teams battle it out during a four-day race. 

 Five celebrities will be put through their paces in a special edition of BBC Three’s Glow Up, where they will be set a real-world make-up industry assignment and creative briefs in hope of being crowned Britain’s First Celeb Make-Up Star for Comic Relief. CBeebies’s Bedtime Stories will also feature a special Red Nose Day series of famous faces reading stories to the nation. 

Find out how to join in the fundraising at rednoseday.com