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Ricky Gervais brings back Brent for Comic Relief

Ricky Gervais returned to our screens as David Brent last night, all to raise money for Comic Relief.

The special shows what happened to Brent 10 years after The Office ended.

Taking to Twitter, Gervais wrote, "Thank you for all your amazing comments about Brent's Return. I had a blast".


Jessie J has head shaved in aid of Comic Relief

Jessie J has thanked her fans for donating to Comic Relief after having her head shaved live on television to raise money for the charity.

Jessie J posts a picture of her newly shaved head in aid of Comic Relief. Credit: Instagram/isthatjessiej

She wrote on Twitter, "I am soooo thankful to everyone who has donated @rednoseday and supported me tonight! My heart is filled with with happiness! Lets make a change! X"

The singer said shaving her head "is the smallest thing I can do to give back to these people who need it so much".

The singer thanked her fans on Twitter for donating to the charity. Credit: Instagram/isthatjessiej

Jessie J has raised more than £500,000 so far by having her trademark locks shaved off.

MP for Slough to donate £14,268 to Comic Relief

Fiona Mactaggart MP has pledged to donate £14,268 to Comic Relief, after saying she would donate £1 for every retweet she received before 9 pm of a tweet sent earlier this evening at 8:25 pm.

MP pledges to donate to Comic Relief every time she receives a retweet

Fiona MacTaggart, MP for Slough, has pledged to donate £1 to Comic Relief for every retweet she receives for the tweet posted below before 9 pm.

At the time of writing, the tweet has received thousands of retweets.

Miranda Hart plans wedding for Comic Relief

Comedian and actress Miranda Hart turned wedding planner as she was challenged with arranging a real marriage ceremony in a matter of hours for Comic Relief.

Jennifer Saunders (left) and Dawn French attend the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The star of Miranda and Call the Midwife was given the task as part of her week of work for Comic Relief, called 'Miranda's Mad March' - which has seen her organise a dog show and perform a routine for Strictly Come Dancing.

Ben Springett and Claire Gilchrist leave their wedding that has been planned by Miranda Hart Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hart was told of her latest task during a live broadcast on Radio 2 by DJ Chris Evans. The lucky couple were Claire Gilchrist, 26, and Ben Pringett, 28.

Kirsty Allsop attending the wedding of Ben Springett and Clair Gilchrist Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Kate Moss reads 50 Shades for Comic Relief

Catwalk star Kate Moss put in a model performance on air when she read an extract from the steamy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey to raise money for Comic Relief.

The British model had to suppress giggles as she read from the E L James novel during the Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Singer Lily Cooper and comic David Walliams also joined her in the studio, raising more than £250,000.

Kate Moss reads an extract from Fifty Shades of Grey to raise money for Comic Relief. Credit: Nicolas Genin/ABACA/Press Association Images

Dawn French returns as Vicar of Dibley for Comic Relief

Dawn French is following in the footsteps of Ricky Gervais, returning with a one off comeback as the Vicar of Dibley, for Comic Relief.

Featuring Homeland star Damien Lewis as a man of the cloth, Dawn French will revive her role of Geraldine Granger, reuniting with the original cast for the first time in seven years.

Dawn French will reprise her role as Dibley vicar Geraldine Granger Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The ten minute sketch, written by Richard Curtis, will air tomorrow night as part of the Comic Relief broadcast.

Ms French will also deliver the daily Pause For Thought religious slot as the character during the Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show earlier in the day.

Peter Kay swaps stand-up for sitting down

Stand up comedian Peter Kay will be spending more time sitting down this week, as he travels from Belfast to London, from the comfort of his sofa.

The funnyman will arrive in London during the Red Nose Day broadcast being screened by BBC1 and BBC2 on Friday evening.

Peter Kay will swap stand-up for sitting down for Comic Relief Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Following the success of previous cover single Is This The Way To Amarillo, Kay has also recorded a new version of the video to the James single Sit Down, with the group's lead singer.

"Having undertaken a rigorous training regime to prepare for the challenge, Peter will not only have to endure the physical strain put on his body, but be mentally psyched up to withstand days of sitting down for the Comic Relief sketch," a spokesman joked.

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