Due to air on 13 March, the Doctor Who star will co-present with Davina McCall. In a pre-recorded video screened at this morning’s press launch at The Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, he said: “It’s a great honour for me. I remember the first Red Nose Day when I was at school, buying the t-shirt and everyone joining in, And then, later, at drama school, me and my mate Alan McCue formed a Proclaimers tribute act and went busking in Sauchiehall Street. We were rubbish, but earned £65 in our lunch hour. The people of Glasgow are very generous.”
Also confirmed for this year’s bash, are Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman, who’ll be hosting the celebrity-packed Let’s Dance for Comic Relief; Fearne Cotton, Denise Van Outen, Alesha Dixon, Cheryl Cole, Kimberly Walsh, Ben Shephard, Chris Moyles, Ronan Keating and Gary Barlow who’ll be attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro; a special episode of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and - best of all - Comic Relief Does the Apprentice.
Contestant Carol Vorderman introduced the latter to the press. “In the past it was very much ring up friends and get things donated and get people to buy auction prizes. It was fabulous and raised a lot of money. This time it was decided - and we didn’t know till we arrived - that it would be a proper Apprentice project as they would give to those in the normal programme.” So no calling in favours from famous friends.
By the looks of the trailer, it appears the teams are tasked with making a television advert - but for what remains unclear.
Lining up, alongside Vorderman, to do Sir Alan’s bidding are: Jack Dee, Gerald Ratner, Patsy Palmer, Michelle Mone, Ruby Wax (”With whom I became more intimate than I have with any other woman in my life”, said the former Countdown star), Fiona Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr and Gok Wan.
David Tennant will be co-hosting the first hour of the BBC's Comic Relief Night, it was confirmed today.
He'll be joined by Davina McCall for the first 60 minutes of the programme, which will air on BBC One on Friday 13th March 2009.
The official press launch for the charity took place in London this morning at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. Unfortunately, David couldn't attend as he's currently busy filming Planet of the Dead in Cardiff, however he was featured on a pre-recorded video which was aired during the event.
"It's a great honour for me," he said. "I remember the first Red Nose Day when I was at school, buying the t-shirt and everyone joining in."
He added: "At drama school, me and my mate Alan McCue formed a Proclaimers tribute act and went busking in Sauchiehall Street. We were rubbish, but earned £65 in our lunch hour. The people of Glasgow are very generous!"