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Comic Relief viewers complain after James Corden Red Nose Day sketch is shown

Comic Relief viewers complain after James Corden Red Nose Day sketch is shown

Fans are not best pleased with the James Corden sketch.

Comic Relief viewers have flocked to social media to complain about a James Corden Red Nose Day sketch.

Red Nose Day is officially here, with comedians hoping to make us all laugh and raise as much money for charity as they can.

2023's Comic Relief managed to raise over £35 million, with money going to help fight homelessness, mental health problems and food poverty across the country.

Despite that, many have voiced their complaints about this year's show, including the repeat of an old James Corden sketch.

Viewers are complaining about the sketch.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one person said: "British comedy is in a really sorry state if Comic Relief - already cut down to 3 hours - are having to fill time by repeating a 13 year old sketch."

A second added: "Just put #ComicRelief on and they're rehashing old sketches, is that was it is now?

"They replaying old Red Nose Day sketches. Yup. #RedNoseDay is dead man," a third remarked.

Not everyone was unimpressed though, with some even dubbing the rerun of the 2011 sketch the best segment of Comic Relief 2024.

"This old sketch is far more interesting than anything they've offered up tonight," one person said.

"#ComicRelief this old sketch is the funniest thing so far tonight," another penned on X.

The sketch sees Corden alongside the likes of Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well Justin Bieber and Rio Ferdinand in a special sketch.

And it all starts off with Corden - in the guise of his Gavin and Stacey character Smithy - getting a call to help with Comic Relief while he's driving with George Michael.

In the 13-minute piece, Smithy tries to rally numerous A-listers to get behind the Comic Relief cause.

Gavin & Stacey has, of course, been in the news a lot recently.

Fans were whipped into a frenzy after rumours of more episodes circulated.

Fans would love to see Gavin and Stacey return.

Speculation really hotted up about a new script being in the works when the former Late Late Show host was spotted catching up with his Gavin and Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones in London back in November.

Then, Deadline reported that a new Gavin and Stacey Christmas special was set to be filmed.

But Jones, who played the iconic Welsh character Nessa, shot down any hopes of a Christmas special coming later this year, saying it was 'sadly a rumour' during an appearance on RTE Radio 1 last month.

"When he came back from America, we went for lunch in London a few months ago and we got papped. And then the next thing is 'Oh my god, they must be writing more Gavin & Stacey', which is lovely," Jones said.

"It's lovely that people love it and they're so desperate for it."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: James Corden, Charity, TV and Film, BBC