This series has now ended and will not return for Red Nose Day 2009. Red Nose Day 2007 - The Big One is coming. Starting Saturday 3rd March and continuing Wed 7th until the Big One, the definitive, celebrity singing competition is back. Claudia Winkleman & Patrick Kielty are your hosts on BBC One as 13 Celebrity Students take to the Circle of Fear stage to sing for your vote and for Comic Relief. Angellica Bell - Presenter Colin Murray - Radio 1 DJ Fred MacAulay - DJ BBC Radio Scotland Linda Robson - Birds of a Feather Actress Mel Giedroyc - Comedienne 1/2 of Mel & Sue Miranda Hart - Comedy Actress Ray Stubbs - BBC Sport presenter Final Score, Rowland Rivron - Comedian/Presenter Shaun Williamson - Actor Formerly of EastEnders Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - personality/TV presenter Tim Vine - Comedian Tricia Penrose - Actress Heartbeat Zoe Salmon - Blue Peter Presenter.
In March 2003, the BBC launched a spin-off of their popular endemol reality TV talent contest Fame Academy. Hosted by Cat Deeley & Patrick Kielty, and in aid of Comic Relief, eight celebrities sang live to the nation every evening, with one of them voted out by the public each day until only one winner remained. Celebrities that took part in the original 2003 series were Ruby Wax, Ulrika Jonnson, Fearne Cotton, Jo Brand, Doon MacKichan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Paul Ross, John Thompson and the eventual winner, Will Mellor. From the 4.5 million votes cast in 2003 the total raised from the public voting by phone, text and online was £750,000. In 2005 the series was made even bigger with thirteen celebrity students giving their time and singing talents for Comic Relief. Monarch of the Glen's Dawn Steele Radio 1 DJ & Winner Edith Bowman Ex Casualty doc Christopher Colquhoun Impressionist Jon Culshaw EastEnder Kim Medcalf Corrie star Debra Stephenson Writer/Comedienne Jenny Eclair TV Presenter Nick Knowles TOTP host Reggie Yates Comedien Al Murray Actor/Comedian Adrian Edmondson Comic Gina Yashere. The 13th student was kept underwraps until the Live Launch when Blue Peters Konnie Huq took to the stage. The series continued nightly from Wednesday March 2nd to Red Nose Day Friday 11th March 05. An amazing 8.25 million votes were received during the series, raising a whopping £1.3 million for Comic Relief.moreless