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Saturday 9 March 2024

W1A Dream Team Searches for Red Nose Day Host Successor

In a comedic twist of fate, Sir Lenny Henry, the beloved face of Red Nose Day, is set to pass the hosting baton after years of laughter and charity. The iconic night of television on Red Nose Day will mark Sir Lenny's final stint, as the search for his successor takes a hilarious turn with the help of W1A's finest team.

Ian Fletcher (played by the illustrious Hugh Bonneville), Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes), Will the intern (Hugh Skinner), and Tracey Pritchard (Monica Dolan) reunite on the small screen after seven years. Their mission? To sift through a motley crew of celebrity contenders in hopes of finding the perfect replacement for Sir Lenny.

Expectations run high as the panel, amidst awkward encounters and comedic mishaps, faces a lineup of potential hosts that includes luminaries such as Sir Mo Farah, Tom Davis, Richard Madeley, and Wynne Evans. Even TV stalwarts like Lorraine Kelly, Pudsey, Bluey, Chesney Hawkes, and Rustie Lee join the fray, forming a queue of hopefuls stretching into the comedic horizon.

Reflecting on the experience, Sir Mo Farah expressed his enthusiasm for the endeavor: "I've watched Comic Relief for many years, and I think it is incredible. It's all about having a laugh but for a good cause." Embracing the challenge, he added, "Who knows, maybe this character could be Sir Lenny's replacement!"

Meanwhile, Sir Lenny himself graciously welcomed the comedic torch-passing, jesting, "How dare they replace me?" He continued, "I'm flattered that the incredible W1A team have come back together to make this sketch happen. It's hilarious, and the guest stars are absolutely brilliant too."

The full sketch, promising an evening of laughter and goodwill, is slated to air on BBC One from 7 pm on March 15, 2024. As always, the funds raised by Red Nose Day will fuel vital initiatives, addressing urgent challenges both in the UK and across the globe. From providing shelter and sustenance to offering support and solace, every donation contributes to a brighter, more compassionate world.

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