The BBC’s annual Comedian Aid fundraiser, which this yr featured sketches based mostly on the favored present The Traitors and the Eurovision track contest, has raised greater than £34m.
The present, hosted at Media Metropolis in Salford, included AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett and Paddy McGuinness as presenters.
This yr’s fundraiser will help folks battling the price of dwelling disaster, meals poverty, psychological well being points and homelessness.
The cash raised was introduced dwell by hosts McGuinness, David Tennant and Zoë Ball. Dame Mary Berry, Danny Dyer and Jamie Dornan made appearances on the present.
Comedian Aid was based by Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis in 1985 with the intention to assist finish baby poverty within the UK and world wide.
For the primary time because the programme was launched, Henry was not there however he appeared in a recorded attraction to assist ravenous communities in Africa.
After a montage of clips from his previous visits to the continent with the charity, Henry mentioned: “However I feel what I mentioned then, nonetheless rings true to me now. Neglect geography. These are your neighbours.”
Throughout the opening credit, the co-founder regenerated into the previous Physician Who Tennant, who mentioned: “For the primary time in Comedian Aid’s historical past, we’re flying with out our captain, Sir Lenny Henry.”
The singers Zara Larsson and Tom Grennan carried out dwell.
Celebrities started fundraising earlier than Friday night time’s dwell present, with BBC Radio 1’s Arielle Free participating in a biking problem and BBC One Morning Dwell’s Gethin Jones dancing for twenty-four hours.
The TV occasion included a video attraction from Prince William, during which he met homeless folks helped by Comedian Aid. The present additionally included a parody sketch of The Traitors, which featured actual contestants Maddy and Wilf alongside Berry and Dyer.
Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Service provider and Rosie Jones featured within the sketch, whereas Daybreak French performed the function of Claudia Winkleman.
Elsewhere on the present there was an look from Kylie Minogue, whereas the Blackadder star Tony Robinson learn a bedtime story because the character Baldrick.
This yr’s crimson nostril was designed by the previous Apple designer Jony Ive.