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David Tennant Hosts Comic Relief Tonight: “Red Nose Day Makes You Proud to be British”

David Tennant is a host on the charity TV marathon, Comic Relief tonight (18th March 2022).

The Tenth Doctor actor has co-hosted the event, a culmination of the Red Nose Day efforts to raise funds for various children’s projects, numerous times, and tonight joins Lenny Henry, Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness, and Alesha Dixon.

As such, the BBC has released a new interview with Tennant in which he chats about what Comic Relief means to him…

What does Comic Relief mean to you?

It’s one of those things that makes you proud to be British. The mix of being daft and being big hearted seems to be something we do well. It’s always an honour and a joy to be involved.

What are you most looking forward to on the night of TV?

I love it. If I wasn’t going to be there, I’d be tuning in from start to finish. I never miss Comic Relief night.

What’s your favourite memory of Comic Relief from over the years?

I have very vivid memories of visiting some CR projects over the years. Memories that are both desperately upsetting and also gloriously hopeful.

And then there was a moment during a CR edition of Top of the Pops where I got to (very briefly) play guitar with Franz Ferdinand. A fleeting moment of wish fulfilment.

What can audiences expect this year?

I have no idea. I can’t wait to find out.

Comic Relief airs tonight from 7pm. You can donate by visiting, or calling 03457 910 910. Or you can donate £5, £10, £20, or £30 by simply texting the word FIVE, TEN, TWENTY, THIRTY or FORTY respectively to 70702.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

David Tennant Hosts Comic Relief Tonight: “Red Nose Day Makes You Proud to be British”

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