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What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day is a big British fundraising event

Red Nose Day is organised by Comic Relief, a British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis (known from Love Actually) and comedian Lenny Henry. Comic Relief was founded in response to famine in Ethiopia but has since then supported many projects in the world and in the UK. The highlight of Comic Reliefs appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March. Here many celebrities lend a hand in order to raise money for people who need a hand. Red Nose Day alternates with Sport Relief which is also held every 2 year. Here sporters help raising funds for a wide range of projects.

This year’s Red Nose Day will be held on Friday the 24th of March 2017. It will culminate in a night of unmissable live comedy o with hosts including Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Lycett, Miranda Hart, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis, Sally Phillips, Greg Davies, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders.

Read more about Red Nose Day on their website.

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What is BBC?

BBC is the British Broadcasting Corporation

The BBC is a British public service broadcaster. It is headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, and is the worlds oldest national broadcasting organisation. The BBC is also the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,950 staff in total.

The BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts. The fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, and used to fund the BBCs extensive radio, TV, and online services covering the nations and regions of the UK. Since 1 April 2014, it has also funded the BBC World Service (launched in 1932 as the BBC Empire Service), which broadcasts in 28 languages and provides comprehensive TV, radio, and online services in Arabic, and Persian.

Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Worldwide Ltd, which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and also distributes the BBCs international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, and from, provided by BBC Global News Ltd.

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MIC - Made in Chelsea

What is MIC?

MIC is Made In Chelsea, a tv series

Made In Chelsea

Made in Chelsea is a reality tv series broadcast by E4 in the UK. It’s time to peek behind the designer curtains of South West London and meet London’s young socially elite, Made in Chelsea. Yes, they’re immaculately dressed; yes, they are fiercely ambitious; and of course they party hard. But beyond the posh accents, fast cars and polo parties, life isn’t all champagne and canapés. See the real-life rivalries and relationships that set tongues wagging and phones beeping behind closed doors on the Kings Road. Enjoy every love-in, fall out and bitch fest captured on camera and played out over deliciously decadent one-hour episodes.

Made In Chelsea was released in 2011– and Alexandra Felstead, Rosie Fortescue, Jamie Laing, Louise Thompson feature in the series.

Networks: E4

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TOWIE - The only way is Essex

What is TOWIE?

TOWIE is the Only Way Is Essex

The Only Way Is Essex

TOWIE is a reality tv series on ITVBe in the UK. Part soap opera, part reality show, TOWIE follows the lives, loves and scandals of a group of real-life Essex guys and girls. Cameras capture the happenings at all kinds of glamorous locations as the cast meet up in nail bars, nightclubs and salons. Each episode features action filmed just a few days previously.

The Only Way Is Essex was released in 2010 and Denise Van Outen, James Argent, Chloe Sims, Jessica Wright play the lead parts. The genre of The Only Way Is Essex is Reality.

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Bafta Awards

What does BAFTA mean?

BAFTA means British Academy of Film and Television Arts

BAFTA is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom. BAFTA is mostly known for its annual film awards ceremonies (both in the UK and USA). But they also have an international programme of events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK and the USA.

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What is Brexit?

Brexit is the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

The word Brexit is made out of British and exit. Following a referendum held on 23 June 2016 in which 52% of votes cast were in favour of leaving the EU, the UK government intends to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the formal procedure for withdrawing, by the end of March 2017. This would put the UK on a course to leave the EU by March 2019.

Prime Minister Theresa May, elected by the ruling Conservative Party in the wake of the referendum, has promised a bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and to incorporate existing EU laws into UK domestic law. The terms of withdrawal have not yet been negotiated; in the meantime, the UK remains a full member of the European Union.

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Gavin Rossdale

Who is Gavin Rossdale?

Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1965) is an English musician and actor

Gavin Rossdale is known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. He helped form Bush in 1992; upon its separation in 2002, he became the lead singer and guitarist for Institute, and later began a solo career. When performing solo, Rossdale plays songs from his musical libraries. He was ranked 75th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. In 2013 Rossdale received the British Academys Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.

Gavin Rossdale was married to Gwen Stafani. In 2017 Gavin Rossdale was one of the judges of The Voice UK on ITV.

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David Brent

Who is David Brent?

David Brent is a character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office portrayed Ricky Gervais

David The Brentmeister General Brent is a character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office, portrayed by the shows co-creator, co-writer and co-director Ricky Gervais. David Brent is a white-collar office middle-manager and the principal character of the series; he is the general manager of the Slough branch of Wernham-Hogg paper merchants and the boss to most other characters in the series. Much of the comedy of the series centres on Brents many idiosyncrasies, hypocrisies, self-delusions and overt self-promotion.

In 2016 David Brent featured in feature film Live on the Road, following him in his dreams of becoming a rockstar. He also made an album under the same name.

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Who is Ed Sheeran?

Edward Christopher Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actor

Ed Sheeran was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey as an undergraduate from the age of 18 in autumn 2009. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (read as plus), was released on 9 September 2011 and has since been certified six-times platinum in the UK. The album contains the single The A Team, which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Ed Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

Ed Sheeran’s popularity abroad began in 2012. In the US, he made a guest appearance on Taylor Swifts fourth studio album, Red. The A Team was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John. He spent much of 2013 opening for Swifts The Red Tour in North America dates. In late 2013, he performed three sold-out shows at New Yorks Madison Square Garden as a headline act.

His second studio album, x (read as multiply), was released on 23 June 2014. It peaked at number one in the UK and the US. In 2015, x won the Brit Award for Album of the Year, and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. His single from x, Thinking Out Loud, earned him two Grammy Awards at the 2016 ceremony: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. As part of his world tour, Sheeran played three sold-out concerts at Londons Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date. After a one year break from music, in January 2017 Ed Sheeran released 2 new singles: Shape of You and Castle on the Hill.

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What does OBE mean?

OBE means Order of the British Empire

King George V wanted to be able to honour the thousands of people who helped to win the First World War, but were not soldiers. These days people who have made rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service can be rewarded an OBE.

People receiving an OBE may call themselves ‘Sir’ (male) or ‘Dame’ (female). If the person is not a citizen of a country where the Queen is Head of State, the award is called honorary, and the holder cannot use the title before their name. For example Terry Wogan became a British citizen and was therefore called Sir Terry Wogan, but Bob Geldof is still Irish, and is not “Sir Bob”. Tennisplayer Andy Murray and runner Mo Farrah are some of the latest people having received an OBE.

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