Ed Sheeran kicks off Red Nose Day campaign

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Sheeran visited children in Monrovia for Red Nose Day

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Professor Stephen Hawking are among a stars backing adult to foster this year’s Red Nose Day.

Sheeran will be seen singing with children in Liberia in a film to be shown on a BBC gift fundraising programme on 24 March.

The chart-topper said: “I’ll never forget a kids we met on this trip. When we sang together.

“They were in such high spirits notwithstanding all they’d been through.”

‘Snot jokes’

Many of a children Sheeran met during a Street Child Liberia plan in a collateral of Monrovia had been orphaned by a new Ebola outbreak.

He added: “It was an impossibly eye-opening knowledge and I’m unequivocally unapproachable to support Comic Relief and see what they are doing to assistance these children have a improved future.”

Professor Hawking will lend his voice to a digital comic frame game, alongside stars including Nick Grimshaw, Lenny Henry, Katie Price and Joe Sugg.

Professor Hawking said: “I’m a world-renowned scientist who has made a bargain of a star and we am being asked to make slime jokes. we contingency unequivocally like this charity.”

He will star as one of 9 red noses apropos characters in a game, to be shown on rednoseday.com.

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Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will horde Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief

Comedians French and Saunders, Vic and Bob and Brendan O’Carroll (aka Mrs Brown) are among those also holding part.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will horde new show Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief as partial of a Red Nose Day broadcast, that sees celebrities perform cocktail hits.

Red Nose Day raises income for a gift Comic Relief, that helps those in misery both in a UK and opposite a world.

This year’s Red Nose Day will take place on 24 Mar and will be promote live on a BBC.

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