Red Nose Day is returning to our screens this spring with a star-studded day of programming to raise money for the most vulnerable people in the UK and across the world.
A Love Island parody will also be broadcast, in which an “unexpected” contestant is looking for love.
Gethin Jones will meanwhile be taking part in a 24-hour dance challenge, starting on Thursday 16 March from the Morning Live studio.
This year, the Comic Relief nose that gives Red Nose Day its name has also been given its “most dramatic makeover” since it debuted in 1988.
Designed by Sir Jony Ive, a former chief design officer at Apple, the new nose is made almost entirely from plant-based materials and starts as a tiny, flat crescent that springs into a honeycomb paper sphere when opened.
The new nose was unveiled in a launch video starring comedian Diane Morgan, in which she compares the design to Earth before hailing the importance of “the perfect circle” and explaining how the new model is “the most perfect nose in history”.
Famous faces including Odudu, stand-up comic Sindhu Vee, presenter Amanda Holden, pop singer Frankie Bridge, DJ Greg James, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and comedian Miranda Hart were among the first to try on the new nose.
Speaking about the lasting impact of Comic Relief, co-founder Richard Curtis said that Red Nose Day has been “an enormous confirmation of the goodwill of the British public”.
He added: “I always believe that if you open a door, an easy door for people to do the right thing, then millions of people pour through it.”
Money raised from the appeal will support people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems and food poverty.
Red Nose Day will air Friday 17 March at 7pm on BBC One.
Additional reporting by Press Association