Red Nose Day: Record £75m raised

Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day charity telethon raised a record £75,107,851 last night.

The figure was announced by comedian Russell Brand at around 1:30am, after a night of special programmes on BBC One.

Singer Jessie J had her trademark locks shaved off, and the Price Tag star unveiled her new look live on the charity extravaganza, which is in its 25th year.

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The drastic change from her usual look, below, raised more than £500,000. Earlier, comedy actress Miranda Hart turned wedding planner as she was challenged with arranging a real-life marriage ceremony in a matter of hours.

The Call The Midwife star was busy – she also put together a dog show and performed a Strictly Come Dancing routine.

She was informed of her stunt to plan the entire event for Claire Gilchrist, 26 and Ben Pringett, 28, during a broadcast on Radio 2 by Chris Evans. Hart responded: “A real wedding? I’m going to ruin it.” But she even got comedy pals Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders to be bridesmaids.