The Vicar of Dibley, Normal People and Fleabag return to BBC with hilarious Comic Relief reboots

TWO of the most popular BBC shows in recent years – Fleabag and Normal People – will come together for the mashup you never knew you needed.

The hit comedy and romantic drama are joining forces for BBC's Comic Relief in aid of Red Nose Day.

Hot Priest (Andrew Scott) will return to give two love struck teens (Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones) a touching confession like no other.

The jam packed Comic Relief which will this year be hosted by Davina McCall, Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuiness, Alesha Dixon and David Tennant will also see Dawn French don her clerical collar again.

The popular comedian will once again bring the Vicar of Dibley to the small screen and this time her Geraldine Granger will try to meet her villagers' fundraising challenge.

They've tasked her with lip syncing to her favourite song of the last year, Juice by Lizzo. 

Geraldine will also joined by a very special guest, Reverend Kate Bottley.

Comic Relief will air in the evening of Red Nose Day (19 March) and will see some of the nation’s favourite faces come together for a very special night of comedy, entertainment and music.

The Red Nose Day night of TV will feature hilarious sketches, live performances and one-off comedy specials whilst showcasing the incredible impact donations have in the UK and across the world.

"This year Red Nose Day will be a bit different," promises Sir Lenny.

"We all need cheering up, and of course we want to raise as much money as possible for people who really need it in the UK and around the world, but we also want to make you smile and bring you some laughter on 19 March!"

Other highlights will include Keira Knightley, Michael Sheen and KSI starring in 2020: The Movie which after a year like no other, which will turn movie stars into unlikely everyday British heroes.

English National Opera will push prepare five comedians to become opera singers with the help of Charlotte Church and they’ll have just 24 hours to come together and perform live in front of the entire nation.

Jack Whitehall will try to host a Comic Relief Zoom meeting with some of his celebrity friends, including Guz Khan, Olivia Colman and Anya Taylor-Joy.

In a bespoke sketch from the cast of the hit series Staged, David Tennant and Michael Sheen will give a hysterical historical take on their lockdown series, with a guest appearance from Sir Lenny Henry.

There will be many more hilarious sketches and challenges, including the Harry Styles' Treat People With Kindness dance challenge for everyone to give a try in their living rooms.

Red Nose Day donations will help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse, and mental health problems, all of which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, in the UK and around the world.

Money raised will support some of the most vulnerable people and communities in society who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, including those now reliant on food banks, and provide vital funding to under resourced front line charities as they adapt and navigate through these difficult, uncertain times.

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