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Big Night In: Stars raise £27m on BBC charity show

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OVER £27m has been raised by stars of shows such as Doctor Who, The Vicar of Dibley and Little Britain following BBC One’s charity special The Big Night In.

The government has promised to double the total.

The show saw Children in Need and Comic Relief join forces for the first time.

Peter Kay, Catherine Tate, Little Britain duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas also took part – as did the Duke of Cambridge, who appeared in a surprise sketch with Stephen Fry.

The show also included the premiere of the video for a charity single featuring stars like Dua Lipa, Chris Martin and Ellie Goulding.

The money will help support vulnerable people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK who will be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Funds will be split equally between Comic Relief and Children in Need and will go on to support local charities and projects in the UK, so they can continue to provide their vital emergency support.

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