The time-honoured British tradition of a Friday night ‘down the pub’ took a battering last night, as thousands of us were glued to our seats for this year’s celeb-packed edition of Comic Relief .
And boy, wasn’t it a corker?
We got to witness the Fitness of ‘No Direction’, see Emma Watson make her HILARIOUS debut in The Vicar Of Dibley, watch Stephen Hawking join David Walliams and Catherine Tate for a comedy sketch (words we never thought we’d hear ourselves say).
Emma joined Dawn French down Dibley way, as she played a young, sassy female vicar who was battling it out with the other female vicars to be appointed as a new female bishop.
Topical = tick, feminism = tick, funny = tick!
One of the other highlights of the night was seeing a whole host of celebs, including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, David Gandy, Robbie Williams, Katie Price and err.. Salman Rushdie, battle it out to win the title of ‘Britain’s national Treasure’.
The sketch saw Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart and Sheridan Smith grill everyone as to why they should be selected as Britain’s National Treasure’.
Obviously, this involved David Gandy being asked to strip down to his kecks (which unfortunately we didn’t get a glimpse of *sadface*), and Chezza asking to leave because she had a ‘shampoo commercial to film’.
Seriously, that woman’s comic timing is pretty underrated – the whole sketch was majorly lol-inducing.
The highlight of the night for us was seeing One Direction tribute act ‘No Direction’, who were introduced to the London Palladium stage last night by the 1D lads over video-link. Comedians Jack Dee, Nick Helm, Patrick Kielty, Vic Reeves and Johnny Vegas spoofed the boys’ hit, ‘Best Song Ever’ – and were almost as good as the lads themselves, to be honest.
And is it us or is Patrick Kielty a little too good at that Niall Horan impersonation?
Dermot O’Leary also FINALLY finished his epic 24-hour dance-athon, raising nearly £645,000 (!) by perpetually jigging around the place with some of his famous pals – and narrowly avoiding an injury after an over-enthusiastic Geri Halliwell nearly dragged him to the ground (#prayforgeri).
And, if that wasn’t enough, you also got to see Sam Smith and John Legend perform this year’s Comic Relief single – their version of Sam’s hit ‘Lay Me Down’.
It was the biggest Red Nose Day ever yesterday – with the charity raising more money than ever before – with £1 BILLION being raised by the organisation to date.
Remember guys, you can still donate to Comic Relief – just click HERE!
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