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Comic Relief: Red Nose night raises record £75m

16 March 2013 Last updated at 08:19 GMT

Celebrities and the public have helped this year's Comic Relief charity telethon raise a record £75m so far.

Comedian Lenny Henry, a founder of the Red Nose Day fundraiser which is now in its 25th year, kicked off the live show on BBC One.

Music mogul Simon Cowell, singer Jessie J, comedian Peter Kay and boy band One Direction all made appearances.

Lizo Mzimba reports.