Red Nose Day 2017: Love Actually Sequel Thrills Viewers As Donations Reach £71.3 MILLION

It’s the sequel we’ve been looking forward to for LITERALLY years, and after last night Richard Curtis and Co. treated us to the long-awaited Love Actually Red Nose Day special last night – well, all we can say is that it was definitely worth the wait.

The 10-minute film stayed true to the original and recreated some of the film’s most iconic moments – as well as giving them a very 2017 update.

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Fans were thrilled when supermodel Kate Moss made a cameo within the first few minutes – in an homage to Andrew Lincoln and Kiera Knightley’s famous scene with the cards.

You know the one we mean…

He reminded Juliet – played by Kiera – of his plans to marry one of four famous women, Mossy being one of them. After holding up a card that read, ‘Well I did’, Kate comes into shot looking pleased as punch.

They then invited viewers to see ‘What happened to the others?’ before segueing to a shot of ‘Prime Minister David’ – AKA Hugh Grant – recreating the scene of him dancing in his office. This time, though, Girls Aloud had been swapped out for Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’.

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We have to say, Hugh’s still got the moves.

Viewers also saw Colin Firth’s character Jamie now married to his former housekeeper Aurelia – played by Lucia Moniz – as well as revealing that they were expecting their FOURTH child.

Not only that, but the youngest little lovebirds from the first film were now all grown up – with some big plans ahoy.

Yes! Joanna and Sam! Played by Thomas Sangster and Olivia Olson, they revealed to Sam’s father Daniel (Liam Neeson – OF COURSE) that they were going to get hitched.

All very heart-warming, no?

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The annual fundraising drive for Comic Relief saw members of the public donate over £71.3 million on the night, raising funds for important projects both at home in the UK as well as in Africa.

As well as the Love Actually spin-off aired last night, viewers were treated a special edition of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Take That, Graham Norton hosting the ‘biggest chat show ever’ as well as performances from Ed Sheeran – who also ended up getting up close and personal with none other than comedian Greg Davies.

Yeah, that Greg Davies.

Anyway, a big round of applause to everyone who got involved and to those who donated loads of dosh last night. You superstars, you!

 

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