Red Nose Day 2024: David Tennant joins Sir Lenny Henry to host Comic Relief: Funny for Money

The annual Red Nose Day night of TV is back in March with David Tennant joining Sir Lenny Henry to present Comic Relief: Funny for Money, live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Friday 15th March from 7pm. The huge fundraiser, which promises to entertain, enthral and bring smiles to the nation, will not only include hilarious sketches, live performances, exciting surprises and big prizes, but will also be a touching send off for Sir Lenny, who will be stepping down as host this year after presenting the Comic Relief TV show since its debut in 1988. The fun-filled evening will highlight and raise vital funds for Comic Relief’s work in the UK and around the world.

Other co-hosts on the night include Joel Dommett, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuiness, Romesh Ranganathan, Maya Jama and Rosie Ramsey. The show will also include guest appearances from Steve Coogan (as Alan Partridge), Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Claudia Winkelman, money expert Martin Lewis, darts sensation Luke Littler, The Gladiators and the cast of Just For One Day: the Live Aid Musical. 

There are also a number of tie-in shows across the BBC in the run up to the event, including themed episodes of Blue Peter and the CBeebies Bedtime Story, and the documentary Snow Going Back: Comic Relief vs The Arctic, which captures Sara Davies, Vicky Pattison, Alex Scott and Laura Whitmore’s extraordinary fundraising trek across the Arctic. Plus, on the night, Alex Jones and Sir Lenny Henry present Comic Relief: A Whole Lotta Lenny, a rollicking 60 minute romp celebrating Sir Lenny's epic decades-long stint hosting Red Nose Day.

Donations to Red Nose Day will go towards organisations helping to tackle some of the urgent problems faced by people here in the UK and around the world. This could include helping provide shelter for those that need it, putting food on plates, filling the shelves of baby banks, offering someone to talk to, or somewhere to be safe.

Find out more about Red Nose Day and what you can do to support the campaign here