More comedy stars revealed for The Big Night In

Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 6:06pm

We have updated this news story to include the videos of the sketches that were broadcast. The Big Night In raised £27,398,675.
Little Britain. Image shows from L to R: David Walliams, Matt Lucas.

BBC One will broadcast The Big Night In, a fundraising collaboration between Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need, this Thursday night (23rd April 2020).

A number of comedy stars have filmed contributions from their homes.

Miranda Hart and the cast of Miranda in self-isolation

The Vicar Of Dibley's Lockdown Sermon

Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon in The Trip

Catherine Tate and David Tennant: Lauren the 'Am I Bovvered' teenager gets home-schooled

Matt Lucas and his Baked Potato song with music from the BBC Orchestra

Jack Whitehall in Bad Education, with Mathew Horne and heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

People Just Do Nothing

Peter Kay and the British public remake the song Amarillo

Little Britain

Romesh Ranganathan with an Isolation Diary

Plus stand-up at home from Jason Manford, Rosie Jones, Tez Ilyas, Dane Baptiste, Russell Kane, Lost Voice Guy, Nish Kumar and more.

Elsewhere in the show Gary Barlow is joined by friends including Liam Payne, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Freya Ridings, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Gregory Porter and more performing Sing; Dave Grohl and friends premier a new BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge version of Times Like These; Sam Smith sings Lay Me Down and Celeste covers Lean On Me.

Also: There'll be an EastEnders Queen Vic virtual pub quiz hosted by Ian Beale; a Strictly Come Dancing choreography routine; a Doctor Who contribution; and "exercise secrets" from Joe Wicks.

The producers say: "The Big Night In will celebrate the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the nation going during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic with a special night of programming."

The Big Night In will be on BBC One on Thursday 23rd April from 7pm to 10pm, hosted by Lenny Henry, Matt Baker, Zoe Ball, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness with Ade Adepitan and Greg James.

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