RADIO 1’S SCOTT MILLS AND CHRIS STARK RAISE AN INCREDIBLE £324,931 FOR COMIC RELIEF

7 March 2019

Footage:

David Beckham shares his best joke: here(opens in new window)

Fyre Festival Producer Andy King shows his willingness to ‘take one for the team’: here(opens in new window)

Chris Stark knock knocks on 10 Downing Street: footage here(opens in new window) and images here(opens in new window)

Images of guests: here(opens in new window)

Thursday 7th March: Scott Mills and Chris Stark have completed their 24-hour LOL-a-thon challenge for Red Nose Day 2019, providing their own non-stop ‘Comic Relief’ to the nation and raising an amazing total of £324,931 for vital causes.

Scott and Chris returned with a supersized LOL-a-thon for Red Nose Day 2019 that extended to 27 -hours in total. Set with the challenge of keeping the nation LOL-ing around the clock, the presenting duo were joined by some very special celebrity guests to help them along the way.

A range of famous faces contributed their own jokes and provided some much needed support along the way including David Beckham, Emma Willis, Ricky Gervais, Rob Beckett, Jack Whitehall, Jax Jones, John Newman, Louis Tomlinson, Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris, Tan France, Tom Kerridge, Anne-Marie, Anne Hegerty, Love Island favourites Dr. Alex, Jack Fincham, Eyal Brooker and Megan Barton-Hanson, and everyone’s favourite famous water guy from Fyre Festival, Festival Producer Andy King.

After a knackering 24-hours on air, Scott and Chris decided to push on through until the end of their show at 4pm - making it an incredible 27-hours long.

Highlights across the challenge include:

David Beckham shared his favourite elephant themed joke

Chris Stark took a trip to the most famous door in the UK to deliver a knock, knock joke at 10 Downing Street

Queer Eye’s Tan France showed up for an incredible game of Innuendo Bingo

Everyone’s favourite water guy, Andy King, from the famous Fyre Festival documentary showed his willingness to ‘take one for the team’

Ricky Gervais took part in a round of Radio 1’s Unpopular Opinions

Jack Whitehall got involved with listener jokes

Louis Tomlinson provided the best dad jokes

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris shared top-notch car gags

Love Island’s Dr Alex came in to share the best Doctor Doctor one-liners

Drag Queen’s Den gave Chris a midnight makeover

Thanks to the generosity of Scott, Chris and the BBC Radio 1 listeners – they have managed to raise an incredible amount of money that will help change countless lives. Comic Relief uses the money raised to help give vulnerable and disadvantaged people both in the UK and around the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

For more information and to show your support visit comicrelief.com/lol #LOLATHON.

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ABOUT RED NOSE DAY 2019

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15th March and this year Comic Relief is asking the nation to come together and make a difference to people’s lives both here in the UK and around the world.

It’s easy to get involved and have a great time. From workplace bake sales and fancy-dress fundraising in schools, to danceathons, quizzes and sponsored challenges, put on a Red Nose and do whatever you enjoy to raise life-changing cash.

The campaign culminates in a massive night of comedy and entertainment, live on the BBC, and all the money raised is used to improve countless lives.

Visit comicrelief.com/rednoseday or follow @ComicRelief on social media to stay updated on the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Red Nose Day Media Team:020 7820 2500media@comicrelief.com(opens in new window)Press area07984510473 (out of hours only)

ABOUT COMIC RELIEF

Comic Relief is a UK charity with a simple purpose - to create a just world, free from poverty. Comic Relief does this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world to tackle some of the key issues of our time. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1.25 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, to improve countless lives.

For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit comicrelief.com.

Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).