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Kylie Minogue will join the cast of hit BBC sitcom Ghosts for a special Comic Relief sketch

Kylie Minogue will join the cast of hit BBC sitcom Ghosts for a special sketch for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day. 

The pop sensation, 54, gushed that the filming was a ‘beautiful and surreal day’ and praised the cast for making her feel so welcome. 

Ghosts which first aired in 2019 follows a cash-strapped young couple who inherit a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts.

In the sketch, when Kylie and her live agent (played by Tanya Moodie) arrive at Button House to see if it’s a suitable concert venue, the ghosts get the shock of their lives.

Kylie said of her time on the show: ‘I’m a big fan of Ghosts so it was truly exciting to be there. 

Exciting: Kylie Minogue will join the cast of hit BBC sitcom Ghosts for a special sketch for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day

Happy: The pop sensation, 54, gushed that the filming was a 'beautiful and surreal day' and praised the cast (pictured) for making her feel so welcome

Happy: The pop sensation, 54, gushed that the filming was a ‘beautiful and surreal day’ and praised the cast (pictured) for making her feel so welcome

‘The entire cast were already in costume when I met them, so it was already funny! As the show is filmed on location, much of what you see on screen is actually there so it’s like stepping right into the home of Ghosts. 

‘I sat in Julian’s chess chair, ha! The entire team were so amazing and made me feel very welcome. It was a beautiful and surreal day. I was so moved to be part of Comic Relief and the incredible work they do.’

Actor Mat Baynton – who plays poet Thomas Thorne in the series – said: ‘Kylie was so lovely and so game for the sketch, an absolute dream. 

‘In fact, I’m already wondering if I literally dreamt the whole thing. If we didn’t have the footage, it would certainly seem more plausible.’

For the very first time, AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett will host the Red Nose Day night of TV alongside Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness, and David Tennant.

Returning to screens live on BBC One on Friday 17 March, they will be joined by a host of stars and supporters to bring viewers an unmissable evening of comedy, live music, exclusive prizes, and plenty of surprises.

This Red Nose Day will also see some of the nation’s favourite famous faces put their willpower and determination to the test in a bid to raise money for Comic Relief. 

Over the past year, Comic Relief’s famous round icon has been through the most dramatic makeover since its debut in 1988.

Kind: Actor Mat Baynton (pictured) - who plays poet Thomas Thorne in the series - said: 'Kylie was so lovely and so game for the sketch, an absolute dream

Kind: Actor Mat Baynton (pictured) – who plays poet Thomas Thorne in the series – said: ‘Kylie was so lovely and so game for the sketch, an absolute dream

Plot: Ghosts which first aired in 2019 follows a cash-strapped young couple who inherit a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts

Plot: Ghosts which first aired in 2019 follows a cash-strapped young couple who inherit a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts

Cameo: Kylie said of her time on the show: 'I'm a big fan of Ghosts so it was truly exciting to be there'

Cameo: Kylie said of her time on the show: ‘I’m a big fan of Ghosts so it was truly exciting to be there’

Designed by Jony Ive, the creative genius behind Apple’s most sought-after products, this truly is a Red Nose like no other.

Made almost entirely from plant-based materials, the Red Nose starts as a tiny, flat crescent and springs into a beautiful honeycomb-paper sphere. It is now available to buy on Amazon, the new home of the Red Nose.

To celebrate this new chapter for the Red Nose, Richard Curtis and Sir Lenny Henry – the co-founders of Comic Relief – have teamed up with Diane Morgan on a new film to proudly present the new look and feel of the little Red Nose that makes a really big difference.

Jony Ive said: ‘We’ve grown up with Comic Relief and are proud to support their remarkable work.

‘This new and seemingly simple Red Nose has been a fabulously complex little object to design and make and has involved our entire team. We hope it brings a little moment of joy to everyone who wears one.’

Love Actually director and co-producer of Red Nose Day’s live show, Richard Curtis, said ahead of the launch: ‘The Red Nose has always been a tiny thing that makes a huge difference.

‘It’s been on quite a journey over the past three decades and has transformed in the most wonderful ways – from a slightly painful piece of plastic to a tomato to a sponge to woodland themed creatures.

Upcoming: For the very first time, AJ Odudu (pictured) and Joel Dommett will host the Red Nose Day night of TV alongside Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness, and David Tennant

Upcoming: For the very first time, AJ Odudu (pictured) and Joel Dommett will host the Red Nose Day night of TV alongside Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness, and David Tennant 

‘Now we enter a new era and are delighted to bring you a completely new Red Nose to enjoy, thanks to our friend the design genius, Jony Ive.’

Richard added: ‘One thing that will never change though, is that when you buy a Nose you help to change lives.

‘We know times are tough for many people right now, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports us this year. We really hope you enjoy our new Nose and wear it with pride this Red Nose Day, knowing the difference you are making.’

Comic Relief Night of TV will air on Friday March 17 at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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