Red Nose Day’s back!

31st January 2013

Today Comic Relief have exclusively revealed new details about this year’s Red Nose Day campaign, with information about this year’s Noses, T-shirt designs and the big night of TV, released for the first time.

A whole host of celebrities – including Jessie J, Stella McCartney, One Direction and the team currently battling the Zambezi - are all doing their bit and now it’s time for everyone in the UK to buy their Nose and get ready for a bumper Red Nose Day. 

Singing superstar Jessie J is shaving her head to raise lots of ‘money, money, money’, and Comic Relief has revealed that she will be shaving her hair down to 0.5mm, live on the big Night of TV on BBC One on Friday 15th March. Jessie is part of a team of celebrity Fun Raisers who will be encouraging the nation to do something funny for money. The preparations for her big Dare are well underway with the pop sensation pictured getting lathered up with the help of some Red Noses. 

The ‘Do It Like A Dude’ singer said:


    Shaving my head for charity is something I’ve promised to do for a long time and Comic Relief has given me the opportunity to try and raise as much money as possible for good causes by doing it. I won’t deny that I’m nervous but I am also honoured to be part of this year’s campaign. Together with help from the UK public, we are on a mission to raise more money than ever before for Red Nose Day. So come on, let’s do it!

 There are three different Dinosaur Red Noses to choose from this year, all available from Sainsbury’s and Oxfam stores, or online at

This year’s Red Nose Day t-shirts have been designed by none other than Stella McCartney. One Direction and a host of famous faces including Caroline Flack, Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, David Walliams, Jack Whitehall and Claudia Winkleman have been pictured wearing them. These fashion must-haves are available to buy from TK Maxx nationwide or from the Red Nose Day website

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day and on Friday 15th March the BBC will host a truly unforgettable night of TV: Red Nose Night. The show will be hosted by some of Britain’s top comedy stars including Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Jack Whitehall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman. The show will also be packed full of pure comedy gold with sketches from the Call the Midwife cast, Rowan Atkinson as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Fresh Meat and a special Russell Howard’s Good News.

Find out how you can get involved with Red Nose Day this year