Thanks to the astounding support of the British public, Red Nose Day 2011 proved to be another incredible, rip-roaring, record-breaking success.
Celebrity chums Lorraine Kelly, Scott Mills, Kara Tointon, Olly Murs, Ronnie Ancona, Dermot O’Leary, Peter White, Nadia Sawalha and Craig David raised a superb £1.36m in the BT Red Nose Desert Trek. Not to be outdone, Chris Moyles bagged himself a place in the Guinness Book of records for his 52-hour non-stop marathon show on Radio One, which raised a phenomenal £2.6m.
David Walliams took on a marathon effort of his own, hosting the first ever 24-hour panel show called 24 Hour Panel People. There were some truly top TV treats including a special episode of Master Chef featuring Miranda Hart, Ruby Wax and Claudia Winklemann. Comic Relief veteran James Corden’s Smithy stepped up to the TV plate once again, and there was a fantastic Fake That tribute featuring Alan Carr, Catherine Tate, David Walliams, James Corden and John Bishop.
But all of that was nothing compared to the positively mind-blowing generosity of the British public, who showed their support by smashing all previous totals and raising a colossal £108,436,277!