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Time for a tee-hee break: To mark Red Nose Day, celebs are showing off their funny side

Time for a tee-hee break

To mark Red Nose Day, celebrities are donning the official T-shirt and showing off their funny side   

It’s dark, cold and summer feels far away. So thank goodness for Red Nose Day, which promises some much-needed laughs on 15 March. On TV, presenters including Emma Willis, Alesha Dixon, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry will host comedy specials and side-splitting sketches to raise funds to help the most vulnerable people around the world. And to kick off the snigger season, the biggest names in sport and entertainment are having a giggle for a good cause modelling this year’s Comic Relief T-shirts, depicting red-nosed Disney characters. From groan-worthy gags to perfect pranks, we look at what makes these stars laugh, their funniest moments and Hollywood’s biggest jokers… 

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 

He’s known for his serious roles, but the 12 Years a Slave actor is so funny he makes Hollywood icons crack up. His The Secret in Their Eyes co-star Julia Roberts called him a ‘really humorous comrade’. She added: ‘He is so talented and English and handsome – I thought those didn’t equate to belly-laughing. I was happy to find out that they do.’

Chiwetel Ejiofor is known for his serious roles, but the 12 Years a Slave actor is so funny he makes Hollywood icons crack up

ROSE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY   

On her sense of humour Don’t let Rosie’s smouldering pout fool you. ‘I love it when people say I’m funny. It’s the best compliment,’ she says. 

How to seduce a supermodel ‘I do love guys who will take the p*** out of me – that will always set me off laughing. Good banter and having the confidence to come over and make fun of me is always a good way to get me going.’ 

Her comedy heroine Rosie’s mother Fiona is, she has said, ‘full of fire and passion and loads of fun. Wicked sense of humour, dirty laugh, loves a drink.

'Good banter and having the confidence to come over and make fun of me is always a good way to get me going’

‘Good banter and having the confidence to come over and make fun of me is always a good way to get me going’

LEWIS HAMILTON 

The Formula 1 star’s ‘kidnap’ video with Will Smith is so hilarious it’s been watched some 13.7 million times. In it the Men in Black actor gaffer-tapes Lewis to a chair just minutes before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix final so that he can replace him on the track. He tells him: ‘You’re black, I’m black, ain’t nobody going to know the difference.’ The sight of Lewis trying to escape, crying out, ‘You better win, man. You better win!’ has had fans crying with laughter.

The Formula 1 star’s ‘kidnap’ video with Will Smith is so hilarious it’s been watched some 13.7 million times

The Formula 1 star’s ‘kidnap’ video with Will Smith is so hilarious it’s been watched some 13.7 million times

GARETH SOUTHGATE 

The unlikely prankster During the 1998 World Cup, England players dared each other to slip song titles into their interviews. Gareth was one of the best, mentioning George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ and Wham!’s ‘Club Tropicana’ when talking to the press. 

His funniest moment What did Gareth Southgate do after missing the decisive Euro 96 penalty? He showed off his self-deprecating humour by starring in a tongue-in-cheek ad for Pizza Hut alongside England stars Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle, who’d also missed key penalties.

During the 1998 World Cup, England players dared each other to slip song titles into their interviews. Gareth was one of the best... 

During the 1998 World Cup, England players dared each other to slip song titles into their interviews. Gareth was one of the best… 

 AMANDA SEYFRIED  

She looks so innocent… The Mamma Mia! star admits: ‘I love sick jokes. I can’t tell you any, but what I will say is that nothing shocks me. Really nothing. Gross things make me laugh like a 12-year-old.’  

The Mamma Mia! star admits: ‘I love sick jokes. I can’t tell you any, but what I will say is that nothing shocks me. Really nothing'

The Mamma Mia! star admits: ‘I love sick jokes. I can’t tell you any, but what I will say is that nothing shocks me. Really nothing’

OLLY MURS 

The ‘Troublemaker’ singer is such a fan of terrible gags he’s even won a celebrity ‘bad joke off’ with corkers such as, ‘What did the blanket say when it fell off the bed? Oh sheet.’ His latest favourite? Q Why did the scarecrow win an award? A Because he was outstanding in his field.

The ‘Troublemaker’ singer is such a fan of terrible gags he’s even won a celebrity ‘bad joke off’ with corkers such as, ‘What did the blanket say when it fell off the bed? Oh sheet.’

The ‘Troublemaker’ singer is such a fan of terrible gags he’s even won a celebrity ‘bad joke off’ with corkers such as, ‘What did the blanket say when it fell off the bed? Oh sheet.’

 ELEANOR TOMLINSON  

Our cover star was caught performing the floss dance on the Poldark set. Now she reveals her favourite joke: Q What do you call a deer with no eyes? A No idea.

Our cover star was caught performing the floss dance on the Poldark set

Our cover star was caught performing the floss dance on the Poldark set

 

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