Traitors’ Red Nose Day sketch brought together a host of familiar faces as former contestants mingled with celebrities in a hilarious skit.
The skit began with Dawn French taking on the role of Claudia Winkleman as the host, channeling the host’s signature blunt bangs and eyeliner.
When he began questioning the ‘contestants’, it emerged that Stephen Merchant, Danny Dyer, Mary Berry and Alison Hammond were the celebrity guests.
The camera cuts to Danny saying he ‘recognized’ a fellow traitor ‘from Walford’, with season one fan favorite Maddy Smedley making a surprise cameo as she removed her hood and explained her history on the show.
In Maddy’s season, she came under suspicion when she confessed that she was an actress who had appeared in an episode of EastEnders, where she played a homeless woman named Rita, and in an episode of Casualty, where she played a woman without a uterus.
One to watch: The Traitors fan favorite Maddy Smedly reunited with EastEnders ‘co-star’ Danny Dyer as celebrities and former contestants reunited for a Red Nose Day spoof.
The next contestant to reveal himself in the skit was Wilfred Webster, who nearly won the jackpot in the first season before being exposed at the last minute.
The celebrity contestants then turned their attention to another sinister figure, whose identity was not revealed in the teaser.
Fans have been waiting to see the skit ever since Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis announced the news during Claudia Winkleman’s Radio 2 show.
Claudia told the BBC: ‘I can’t wait for people to see this sketch. I am very grateful to Comic Relief for putting everything together. I feel like I’m in an alternate universe, and I like it.’
Richard added: “I’m incredibly excited about this sketch. The Traitors is the most brilliant reality show of all time, and I hope we can ruthlessly rip it apart.
“There is an impressive group of actors who came together to destroy the reputation of Claudia Winkleman and the BBC in aid of Comic Relief.”
The first season of The Traitors came to a thrilling finale in December 2022 with Faithfuls Hannah Byczkowski, Aaron Evans, and Meryl Williams emerging victorious after exposing Wilf as a traitor at the last moment.
Proving that it was popular with fans, the series closed with a peak of 3.2 million viewers during its tense finale.
Looking Good: The skit kicked off with Dawn French taking on the role of Claudia Winkleman as the host, channeling the host’s signature blunt bangs and eyeliner
No mask: As he began questioning the ‘contestants,’ it emerged that Stephen Merchant, Danny Dyer, Mary Berry and Alison Hammond (pictured) were the celebrity guests.
Guess who’s back: The next contestant to be revealed in the skit was Wilfred Webster, who nearly won the jackpot in the first season before getting exposed at the last minute.
The live Red Nose Day telethon takes place on Friday March 17 on BBC One, hosted by AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett, along with Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuiness and David Tennant.
The slogan of the campaign, created by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry’s Comic Relief in 1988, is “Do something fun for money.”
In addition to The Traitors special, viewers will enjoy seeing Kylie Minogue in a parody of the TV show Ghosts and a parody of Love Island.
Sam Ryder, who participated in Eurovision in the UK in 2022 and almost won the competition, will also star in a sketch with Graham Norton.
The 41-year-old Prince of Wales has worked with the Comic Relief-funded charity Groundswell on a short film that will air as part of the annual fundraising campaign on Friday.
In the thought-provoking show, which is broadcast on BBC One and will be available on iPlayer, the royals sat down with Nawshin and Miles, who experienced homelessness firsthand while recording a podcast as part of Listen Up! of Groundswell. project.
One to Watch: The first season of The Traitors came to a thrilling finale in December 2022 and the series closed with a peak 3.2 million viewers during its tense finale.
Some challenges have already been held before the broadcast to raise more funds.
Emma Willis, Rylan Clark and Oti Mabuse have braved the elements to climb to the top of Cairn Gorm mountain in the Scottish Highlands, all for charity.
The expedition aired on the BBC on March 14 and saw Emma, Oti and Rylan camp out in the open and, equipped with ice axes and crampons, battle the ever-changing elements to reach the top of Cairn Gorm mountain. .
The trio spent three days and two nights trekking through the brutal landscape of Cairn Gorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, immersed in a vast winter landscape with no roads and few shelters.
Comic Relief Night of TV will air on Friday March 17 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.