The Northern comic, Peter Kay, is set to return to TV screens after a two year hiatus for the BBC’s new fundraiser show, The Big Night In.
Children In Need and Comic Relief are collaborating to bring the show to TV audiences in an effort to raise money to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Peter Kay is one of the first celebrities to be confirmed for the event- along with Gary Barlow and Catherine Tate- which will take place live at 7pm on the 23rd April.
The show will include live music performances by artists from their homes, prize giveaways and a host of celebrity appearances.
Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore, stated that: “BBC One will bring the nation together for this special one off live charity event.
“I would like to thank both BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief for joining forces in these unprecedented times to provide their support to local charities, projects and programmes across the whole UK; and to all of the stars taking part in this unmissable night of entertainment when the country needs it most.”
Co- founder of Comic Relief, Lenny Henry, announced The Big Night In during a video- link interview on Tuesday’s episode of The One Show.
He promised that the night would “cheer people up in this terrible crisis”, adding: “And if people of course want to donate they can give a bit of money to help all of the vulnerable, smaller charities across the country who work with people of any age and any background who need it. And even if you can’t donate just watch, it’ll cheer you up.”
The Big Night In will be broadcast live for 3 hours commencing at 7pm on April 23rd, on BBC One.
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