RTE raises over €5 million for charity through Comic Relief

27/06/2020 |
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Last night saw RTE host it’s very first Comic Relief show to raise money for charities that have been affected by Covid-19. As a result of social distancing guidelines and lockdown, many charities have been unable to host their annual fundraisers which are vital for them to continue their services.

The show was a massive hit with Irish viewers, with thousands tuning in to watch the show. As of early Saturday morning the show had raised an incredible €5,071,701. This money will go towards helping multiple charities that have been affected by the virus.

Ann Doyle’s WW News needs to be made regular on RTÉ #AnnDoyle #RTEComicRelief pic.twitter.com/I7psTQOzI9

— Stu Allen (@StuartAllen93) June 26, 2020

Anne Doyle reading the news Waterford Whispers style was a massive highlight of the show, as she read the most outrageous headlines with a total straight face, that only Ann Doyle could pull off.

Honorary Little Derry Women 😍@SaoirseJackson @nicolacoughlan @JamieLeeOD @Djllewellyn @louisa_harland

Donate for #RTEComicRelief at https://t.co/T2QBAFsYBC pic.twitter.com/Ie2kdf4GHN

— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 26, 2020

The stars of Derry Girls performed a live sketch via Zoom featuring none other than Saoirse Ronan, and a gas rendition of ‘Imagine.’

Greatest ever television crossover? We think so!#RTEComicRelief @comicrelief @mescal_paul pic.twitter.com/9e8co1lkvW

— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 26, 2020

The big draw of the show was of course Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal reuniting for a special of Normal People. We saw a hilarious cross over as Andrew Scott as the ‘hot priest’ from Fleabag joined them, as he took both Connell and Marianne’s confession in the sketch.

They’re back!!!! #RTEComicRelief @comicrelief pic.twitter.com/ZkWR0WVkul

— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 26, 2020

The Den with Zig and Zag also brought back some serious nostalgia for those watching, as well as Ray Darcy getting to present it once again.

Overall, it was a great watch with lots of laughs and a fantastic amount of money raised for charities that really need it!

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