Miranda Hart has today announced that she will be taking part in The BT Red Nose Challenge: Miranda’s Mad March, becoming the latest in a long line of celebrities to put themselves through their paces to raise money for Comic Relief.
The challenge is sponsored by BT, a long term supporter of Comic Relief challenges since 2009.
In true Miranda style, this is a challenge with a difference – she won’t be braving mountain peaks, running marathons or plunging into ice baths, oh no. Miranda’s task will see her visit one major UK city every day for five days and complete a madcap challenge every single day.
Shrouded in secrecy, the challenges will remain a mystery, even to Miranda. She’ll only find out what’s in store for her when it’s revealed, live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show each morning. She will then have just a matter of hours to race against the clock and complete each eccentric challenge – with the viewers of The One Show witnessing the final result live at the end of each day.
What we can tell you is that each day will see Miranda doing things she never thought she’d have to do. But whether it involves romance, sequins or animals – which it might not – she will definitely be calling upon members of the public to help her on her way.
Starting on Monday 11th March in Newcastle, Miranda will then visit Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford, before finishing up in London on Red Nose Day itself, Friday 15th March, when she hopes to have raised heaps of cash.
Proving her Hart’s in the right place, Miranda will be raising cash for Red Nose Day that could help vaccinate children against deadly diseases that kill millions in Africa every single year. She’ll also be raising money to help people living unimaginably tough lives across the UK. Just £5 could pay for a vaccine to help protect a child in Uganda against diseases like tetanus and hepatitis B or provide a hot meal for a young person living on the streets in the UK.
Miranda said: “That’s right everyone, this year for Red Nose Day, I will be doing…. SOMETHING! I have absolutely no idea what, I just hope that the good people at Comic Relief aren’t too hard on me and that the British public get behind me and help me raise heaps of cash for Red Nose Day!”
To help Miranda stay motivated throughout the challenge, BT is declaring ‘Chat for Change Day’ on Thursday 14th March. On behalf of its customers, BT will donate 1p to Red Nose Day for every call made from a BT home phone line or BT business line.
For more information visit www.rednoseday.com.