Comedian Darren Harriott channels the iconic Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders style spoof housekeeping video
Starring as Darren Shelby, comedian and presenter Darren Harriott shares Peaky Blinder inspired housekeeping tips for Games goers
Tips include dealing with surprise visits from Her Majesty’s Constabulary, identifying emergency exits, dealing with suspicious packages, and how to donate to Sport Relief
Harriott is also set to star in the Sport Relief All-Star Games, representing Ellie Simmonds’ Blue Team in the 4x100m relay alongside Una Healy, Thom Evans and Mark Rhodes
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Sport Relief is an official charity partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
To find out more about Sport Relief visit: comicrelief.com/sportrelief(opens in new window)
Friday 5th August: Comedian Darren Harriott has channelled the legendary Tommy Shelby in a tongue-in-cheek Peaky Blinders style housekeeping video for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The spoof created by Sport Relief, an official charity partner of the Games, sees Darren share important tips to help keep people safe while they enjoy the live action, such as how best to deal with unexpected visits from Her Majesty’s Constabulary, surprise packages, identifying emergency exists, and the dangers of flash photography.
The short film aims to keep people attending the venues and festival sites safe and also help raise money for Sport Relief.
Always keen on giving back to the community, the Shelby family have allowed Sport Relief on their patch throughout the Games to raise money that will help tackle inequality, improve mental health, and help young people to survive and thrive in Birmingham, across the UK, around the Commonwealth and beyond.
Darren Harriott said, “When Sport Relief first get in touch, you think to yourself…here we go, which ex-athlete or celebrity are they going to ask me to do something ridiculous against now, all for a bit of fun for charity. Well, it turns out that was the case, and I’ve somehow ended up signing myself up to a 4x100 metres relay in front of a packed-out Alexander Stadium. Probably sensing a bit of apprehension, they sweetened the deal by asking me to become an honorary member of the Shelby family and a Peaky Blinder for the day…which let’s be honest, you just can’t say no to. When a Peaky Blinder presents an opportunity, you listen…especially when it comes to housekeeping.
“All joking aside, it’s fantastic to be involved and helping to raise money for Sport Relief. It’s a really difficult time for so many people right now, so we’re extremely grateful to every single person who is able to donate. Knowing that donations will make such a difference right here in Birmingham, across the UK, and around the world is a wonderful thing."
Darren Harriott will also be taking part in the Sport Relief All-Star Games: Birmingham 2022 this summer, which will see two teams from the world of sport and entertainment take on five Birmingham 2022 sports to raise life changing money for Sport Relief. Darren is in the Blue Team, captained by Ellie Simmonds, and will be taking on the 4x100 metres relay at the Alexander Stadium alongside teammates Una Healy, Thom Evans and Mark Rhodes. They will be up against the Red Team, captained by Dame Kelly Holmes, featuring Rickie Haywood-Williams, Noreen Khan, George Shelley, and Ugo Monye.
Viewers will be able to see how the teams get on via a one-off special on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, on Monday 8th August, 7pm.
Sport Relief is an official charity partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, alongside United By 2022 and the Commonwealth Sport Foundation, and hopes to raise money to tackle important causes including tackling inequality, improving mental health and helping young people survive and thrive.
To find out how you can get involved in Sport Relief this summer, visit: comicrelief.com/sportrelief(opens in new window)
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About Sport Relief
Sport Relief is a year-round fundraising campaign run by the charity, Comic Relief.
Sport Relief harnesses the power of sport and entertainment to bring people together across the UK, to get active, have fun and raise life-changing funds. Since launching in 2002, Sport Relief has raised £419 million so far, thanks to the generous British public, and supported millions of lives in the UK and around the world.
This year, Sport Relief is teaming up with United By 2022 and the Commonwealth Sport Foundation to celebrate an incredible summer of sport as the official charity partners of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Together we hope to inspire the nation through a shared love of sport, to use this momentous sporting event as an opportunity to raise money to change lives for the better. The partnership aims to raise money to take on important issues, including tackling inequality, improving mental health and helping young people to survive and thrive in Birmingham, across the UK, around the Commonwealth and beyond.
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief. For more information about Sport Relief, please visit https://www.comicrelief.com/sportrelief
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About Comic Relief
Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Through humour and stories of hope, we have shown that people can make a massive difference.
Comic Relief believes that those who are closest to the issues have the best solutions, and so works with organisations and people with direct experience of these challenges. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who support the most vulnerable people and communities in society. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with mental health problems.
For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com(opens in new window)
Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).
About Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on the global stage.
The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.
Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.
Find out more at www.birmingham2022.com(opens in new window)
Birmingham 2022 Charity Partners – www.birmingham2022.com/charity-partners(opens in new window)
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