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Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, David Tennant and Zoe Ball present an epic three-hour comedy special, entertaining the nation with hilarious sketches, live performances, big surprises and stunning music acts - all to raise much-needed money for good causes at home and across the world.

Image: Comic Relief/ Jake Turney

It's been revealed that comedian Jack Whitehall will be joined by England footballers Declan Rice and Mason Mount for a very special game of mini-golf.

All is going well until Jack realises that his golfing challenge is more ‘Mini’ than Masters, and with a hilarious forfeit in store for the loser, there has never been a better time for some competitive spirit between Premier League players and childhood best friends Mason Mount and Declan Rice.

Jack Whitehall said: "I am so thrilled that I am able to come off zoom this year and get to host my very own challenge for Comic Relief, with two sporting heroes! I am a huge fan of both Declan and Mason (despite them not playing for my team) but can only hope they leave all their ball skills on the football pitch, so I can claim victory!"

Jack continued: "Filming with them is going to be so much fun, but we cannot lose sight of why we are doing this and that is to help raise money for Comic Relief, which such a worthwhile and brilliant charity and it really does make a difference to people’s lives all over the world, and I am honoured to play a small part in that."

Image: Comic Relief/ Jake Turney

Declan Rice said: “I do love my golf and I cannot wait to take on Mason Mount and Jack Whitehall at mini golf all in aid of Comic Relief! I remember watching Comic Relief growing up and seeing what brilliant work it does for those in need, in our country and the rest of the world. I’ll be taking part in this year’s big television fundraiser, and encourage you all to support if you are able.”

Mason Mount said: “I can’t wait to get involved with Comic Relief this year, I’ve grown up watching it so it feels amazing to be a part of the action. We’ve got tough competition with Jack and I feel like he might have a few tricks up his sleeve, but hopefully our skills from the pitch transfer over to the mini golf course. It’s all for a good cause but we’ll never live this one down if we lose.”

During the night, films will highlight incredible and inspiring stories of the people supported by some of Comic Relief’s projects in the UK and around the world.

And don’t forget, donations can be made throughout the night by visiting, calling 03457 910 910 or to donate five, 10, 20, 30, or 40 pounds, simply text the word FIVE, TEN, TWENTY, THIRTY or FORTY to 70702.

Red Nose Day is Friday 18th March 2022. The live event begins at 7pm on BBC One.


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