David Tennant to Host Comic Relief 2019

The Tenth Doctor actor, David Tennant will be one of the presenters of this year’s charity event, Comic Relief. The marathon TV show is set to air this coming Friday (15th March 2019), though of course fundraising is in full swing right now.

David says:

“I’ve presented once before for Comic Relief. That was the first time I’d ever done it – but then I hadn’t been asked to do it since! So I’m very grateful that they are willing to take that risk again. From what I remember of live TV, it’s quite chaotic and in the moment. My very limited experience of live TV would tell me just to roll with it on the night.”

Tennant will be co-host for a segment of the show alongside Zoe Ball, herself a big Doctor Who fan who presented Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor in 2013, announcing Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Tennant enthuses:

“She’s got live broadcasting running through her blood, so I can rely on her to do all the difficult stuff!”

Further presenters include Strictly Come Dancing‘s Joe Sugg; comedians, Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett; and Sir Lenny Henry, whose own sketch show spoofed Doctor Who.

Comic Relief 2019 begins on BBC1 from 7pm on Friday 15th March 2019.