Little Britain character returns for Sport Relief
March 12th 2016
David Walliams will bring back his Little Britain character Emily Howard for a special sketch for Sport Relief.
The comedian will be joined by fellow comic Mickey Flanagan and Stoke City striker Peter Crouch for the sketch, which will be screened during the Sport Relief Night of TV.
The sketch will see sports agent Mickey Perm (Flanagan) get Peter Crouch back into the England squad. Only there’s a catch – he will be playing for the England Women’s Football Team, ‘The Lionesses’. So Mickey enlists Emily Howard (Walliams) to teach Peter how to be a ‘lady’.
“This is the return of a Little Britain character, with Peter Crouch as you have never seen him before!” David said. “The sketch also stars the funniest man in Britain, Micky Flanagan.”
The Sport Relief Weekend will kick off with a stellar line-up of stars bringing viewers an unmissable evening of entertainment, broadcast live on BBC One from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday 18th March.
Some of the best loved names in sport and entertainment will present the show from the Copper Box Arena, including John Bishop, Alesha Dixon, Greg James, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, David Walliams and Claudia Winkleman.
Other sketch highlights include Jack Whitehall enlisting the help of Gareth Bale in a bid for English football glory and a one-off Luther special as Idris Elba stars alongside Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, Denise Lewis, Louis Smith, Ian Wright and David Haye. And returning to the role after nearly 40 years, Michael Crawford will don his beret as the disaster prone Frank Spencer in an exclusive Some Mothers Do Ave ‘Em sketch with Michele Dotrice and Sir Bradley Wiggins.
There will also be live events from LeeValley Velopark and Aquatics Centre as Sir Steve Redgrave and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff captain two teams in a Clash of the Titans competition hosted by Dan Walker and Ore Oduba. Audiences at both arenas will be able to watch five events, including rhythmic gymnastics, elimination cycling, synchronised swimming, wrestling and triathlon. Competitors will include Paddy McGuiness, Harry Judd, Russell Kane, Will Young and Darren Gough.
During the evening Jo Brand and Greg James will relive their fundraising challenges, while Eddie Izzard nears the end of his epic 27 day Marathon Man endeavour in South Africa. Alex Jones, Hal Cruttenden, Ore Oduba, Angellica Bell, Doon Mackichan and Suzi Perry will also look back at their sailing challenge around the UK.
James Bay will perform the official Sport Relief 2016 single, Running, and Birdy will also sing.
Money raised this Sport Relief will make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives, in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities. During the evening viewers will be able to see how the money is spent, as films presented by celebrities including Danny Dyer, Marvin and Rochelle Humes and Olivia Coleman are shown.
To buy tickets for Clash of the Titans go to seetickets.com. Tickets cost £16, plus booking fees and £2.50 from the sale of each ticket will go directly to Sport Relief.