British Comedienne Jo Brand Has Told Of Her Pride At Raising A Staggering $1 Million (£666,000) For Charity With A Sponsored Walk.
The funnywoman spent a week trekking 136 miles (218 kilometres) across the width of the U.K. from east coast to west coast in aid of Sport Relief, which benefits a range of charities.
She finished the gruelling feat in Liverpool, north England on Thursday evening (28Jan16) and thanked all those who came out to support her during the walk as they kept her spirits up.
After completing the challenge, which was sponsored U.K. telecoms giant BT, Jo said, "I feel shattered. But I wanted to do this to raise shed loads of money for Sport Relief because it helps a huge amount of people. Especially projects that mean a lot to me.
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Jo Brand crosses the Humber Bridge at the start of her Hull to Liverpool sport relief walk - Jo Brand crosses the Humber Bridge at the start of her Hull to Liverpool walk for Sport Relief. - Hull, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd January 2016
Dr Dawn Harper, Jo Brand and Camilla Kerslake - Celebrities attend a photocall during the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015, press day. at Hampton Court Palace - London, United Kingdom - Monday 29th June 2015
The broadcaster is making an effort to represent women better.
The BBC has vowed to feature women on all of its panel shows from now on, meaning that hit shows such as QI, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You will no longer be able to get away with having all-male line-ups, as is often seen.
Comedy Shows Such As Dara O'Briain's 'Mock The Week' Have Often Featured All-Male Panels.
"We're not going to have panel shows on any more with no women on them," the BBC's Director of Television Danny Cohen told The Observer. "You can't do that. It's not acceptable." Cohen also spoke of how efforts are being made to represent older women throughout the BBC's programming output.
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Jo Brand's Prince Harry joke has courted controversy.
The BBC has stood by its satirical quiz show Have I Got News For You after guest presenter Jo Brand read a joke about Prince Harry snorting cocaine. The comedian made the remark during Friday's edition (October 25, 2013) of the show - featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton - in a discussion about Prince George's godparents.
Reading from the autocue, Brand said: "George's godparents include Hugh van Cutsem... I presume that's a nickname as in Hugh van cuts 'em and Harry then snorts 'em."
The joke prompted Hislop to ask, "Have we lost the lawyers?"
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The highlight of last night’s TV viewing in the UK was undoubtedly BBC2’s special edition of The Great British Bake-Off, for Comic Relief. Rather than the usual array of seasoned bakers, displaying a range of cakes, from sub-standard to outstanding, The Great Comic Relief Bake-Off had a group of comedians, all displaying an array of cakes from sub-sub-standard (Seriously. Paul Hollywood was channelling ‘happy thoughts’ at one point) to above average cakes.
The difference, this time, was that they were doing it for the good of Comic Relief and promoting a series of nationwide bake sales, in aid of the huge charity event, which helps various charitable causes across the globe. According to The Guardian, 3.8 million people tuned in to watch the show, which starred contestants Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver as well as the usual judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and host Mel Giedroyc. They blew Channel 4’s competition out of the water (natural history show Wild Things), which managed 1.07 million viewers.
Meanwhile on BBC1, the sitcom Miranda fell to its lowest audience of the new series so far, with an average of 6.4 million viewers, though it could well have fallen victim to its neighbouring channel, rather than the drop in figures indicating a decline in the show’s popularity. Last night’s bakers had to tackle such patisserie delicacies as a custard slice, a tray of shortbread and a cake with a portrait iced onto it. Jo Brand’s re-imagination of Desmond Tutu’s face was… well, it was quite something.
'Star Trek' star William Shatner is set to guest host British satirical panel show 'Have I Got News For You'. The 81-year-old starred as Captain Kirk for 79 episodes of the sci-fi show and various films. He is looking forward to appearing on the current affairs quiz show and made a humorous observation; "English sense of humour is different from American sense of humour. Luckily, I'm Canadian."
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Henry (Stevenson) is a precocious pre-teen with an aversion to homework. His parents (Horne and Hayes) try to spur him on, but he continues to annoy his teacher Miss Battleaxe (Huston) and headmistress Miss Oddbod (Front), while waging war on nemesis Margaret (Stitt). When a local private-school headmaster (Grant) plots to steal the students, Henry realises that saving his school is his only option. Now working with Margaret, his high-achieving little brother Peter (Marron) and the super-nice Miss Lovely (Nagra), they put a plan in motion.
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'Horrid Henry' star Mat Horne said the 3-D visual format of the family movie was ''right'' for the film because it is aimed at kids.
Mat Horne thinks the 3-D aspect of 'Horrid Henry' was "right" for the film.
The 'Gavin & Stacey' actor - who stars as the titular character's dad in the family movie, which is based on children's books and a TV series of the same name - said the visual format was required because the motion picture is aimed at children.
He told BANG Showbiz: "One reason I did this film is because I wanted to do something in 3-D. I think the style of the film complements the narrative itself because of the audience we're pitching for.
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Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly picked up the gong for best Entertainment Performance at the Royal Television Society Awards 2011 last night (15.03.11).
Ant and Dec, whose success follows them receiving the Most Popular Entertainment Presenter award at The National Television Awards in January, said although they were thrilled to win they were exhausted because they 'gate crashed' as many television and radio stations as they could the night before (14.03.11) to raise money for Comic Relief.
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Henry's never meant to be horrid, but that's just what all the adults (and some children) consider him. If there are worms in someone's sandwich or if there's itching powder in your bed, you can bet Henry's the one who's done it.
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Date of birth
23rd July, 1957