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The nation's hilarious 24-hour comedy challenge

The LOL-a-thon for Red Nose Day returned this year on Radio 1. It was bigger and funnier than ever with over 24 hours of entertainment, comedy gold and more special guests than ever before to help put a smile back on the nation's face through the power of the LOL.

You helped turn those LOL’s into lasting change by tuning in and helping to raise loads of money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Every donation really does make such a difference.

THANK YOU so much for your support across the 24-hour challenge. Scott and Chris and the Radio 1 family couldn’t have done it without you.

Some of the highlights...

Radio 1’s 24-hour LOL-a-thon for Red Nose Day returned with Scott, Chris and the Radio 1 family starting on Thursday 11 March and amazingly going all the way through to 1pm the next day. A huge 28 hours of comedy radio and all thanks to your support.

The marathon show featured some of the nation’s biggest music and entertainment stars, including Little Mix meeting Superfan Steve, KSI reading his old school reports to the nation, Sir Ian McKellen performing Babycakes in Gandalf does Garage, Clara Amfo receiving the world record for most Beyonce songs recognised in a minute, and Lewis Capaldi the musical.

How do your Lols make a difference?

In a year when everything changed, people already living the toughest lives have been hit the hardest. Including those facing homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma. Many more, who were in a good place at the start of 2020, have been pushed to the brink by the pandemic. Money raised will support life changing projects.

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