Following hot on the heels of the actual Red Nose Day yesterday, the final of Let’s Sing and Dance could arguably be said to be more entertaining. It was warm hearted, feel good fun, hosted sublimely by Mel and Sue, on form from the moment they stepped out, with Sue mercilessly taking the mickey out of Mel’s jumpsuit:
“Showbiz skydive … Flash Gordon died in that … Soviet era skater”. And bunching was introduced to men.
The entertainment bit …
On the panel, Jason Manford, Katy Brand and still the best contestant on the comic relief shows ever, Rufus Hound.
Rickie and Melvin went Boom! with their Will Smith medley, even more polished than before “Will Smith if he was Jayzee born and brought up in Surrey”. Casualty and Holby City kept up the beat with the infectious Uptown Funk “If that had been the scene when I gave birth it would’ve been a lot quicker”.
The Chasers allowed everyone the chance to wallow in the ultimate nostalgia trip with The Wizard of Oz “like the teachers’ end of the year show” while Sara’s voice combined with the haunting Chandelier laid a spell over the studio “to have another thing you’re good at is really annoying”.
The One Show Reporters once more held nothing back in Born This Way as a “dirty Saturday night mixed kebab of a performance” and Alison Hammond kept the freak on as Missy Elliott.
My votes went to Rickie and Melvin but my heart told me it would be The Chasers all the way – who can resist Over the Rainbow? Runners up were Casualty and Holby City.
The point of it all bit …
Becca has been a registered carer since she was just five years old …
Reggie Yates is in Kenya with mum of 4 Olivia, struggling to feed her children. She has now been helped to start her own business to ensure their future is sustainable.
Russell Howard and the heartbreaking story of Tabitha in Liberia.
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The proper musical bits …
Zara Larsson with So Good and Dua Lipa with Be The One – and The Time of Our Lives, by the entire cast of Let’s Sing and Dance – see it on iPlayer at 1.03 into the show.
And if you missed them, the highlights from last night were Take That’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden …
… and of course, Red Nose Day Actually. Here’s a link to iPlayer for the section it’s in.
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