Tonight (15 March) will see the return of the UK’s most famous fundraising campaign: Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
This year, many famous Scots – including Family Life favourite, Richard Madden – are getting involved in the charity event, to raise money for the local and international charities doing great things to improve lives around the world.
Everyone’s favourite bodyguard, David Budd, will make an appearance during the night, in a sketch that is sure to be one of many highlights. Richard became a household name after appearing as the title character in the BBC drama, Bodyguard.
Always the charitable man, Richard is also raising money for Comic Relief, selling signed photographs of himself, and all the profits will go to Comic Relief.
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Very proud to announce the release of this new photo that has been signed by myself, shot by @DrGotts. All the profits from the sale of this print shall be donated to @comicrelief and #RedNoseDay. Details of my signed print can be found at http://transfer.andygotts.com/madden/ or email: email@example.com #ComicRelief #BBCOne #BodyGuard
If that doesn’t make you want to donate, we don’t know what will.
Joining Richard will be the latest Scottish music sensation and Twitter comedian, Lewis Capaldi; The View frontman, Kyle Falconer; homegrown band, CHVRCHES; and David Tennant will be one of many hosts the evening.
All will be giving their support to local Scottish causes and charities, to encourage viewers to open their hearts and donate.
The evening promises to be another fun-filled, moving event, with sketches from Mamma Mia and One Red Nose Day and a Wedding: seeing the return of Four Weddings and a Funeral to our screens for one night only.
Celebs are also taking part in a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.
Little Mix members, politicians and TV presenters undertake the challenge, which will be shown on the night, but can also be caught up with on iPlayer right now.
TONIGHT: 9 famous faces take on the toughest challenge in @comicrelief history: Mount Kilimanjaro. 🏔
9pm, @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer. 📺@LittleMix @Dani_MasDyer @OsiUmenyiora @mrdanwalker @XanderArmstrong @edballs @ShirleyBallas @itsanitarani.pic.twitter.com/qHeQxPzk4E
— BBC (@BBC) March 13, 2019
Of course, there’s plenty you can do if you want to get involved with the festivities.
You can purchase your own Red Nose for just £1.25, and share a supportive snap on social media.
Or, why not create your own fundraiser for a cause close to your heart? Host a bake sale, hold a danceathon, or do some exercise, all in the name of charity
Comic Relief is a national institution, and something that’s always worth getting involved in. The money raised goes to wonderful causes. Which is why we’re so thankful for celebrities lending a helping hand to raise funds.
Especially this celebrity.
What do we reckon? Can The Body Guard's PPO David Budd handle his latest mission? Find out on #RedNoseDay – Friday 15th March 2019… BBC
Posted by Comic Relief: Red Nose Day on Thursday, 7 March 2019
**Cover image credit to @maddenrichard**